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July 2019
£275.00 - £500.00

Introduction to spatial analysis of ecological data using R (ISPE01)

29 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: The aim of the course is to introduce you to a spatial data processing, analysis, and visualization capabilities of the R programming language. It will teach a range of techniques using a mixture of lectures, computer exercises and case studies. By the end of the course participants should: Understand the basic concepts of spatial data analysis Know R’s spatial capabilities Understand how to import a range of spatial data sources into R Be confident with using R’s command-line…

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September 2019
£275.00 - £550.00

Applied methods for analysing capture-recapture (mark-recapture) data using spatially explicit and non-spatial techniques (MARK01)

2 September 2019 - 6 September 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: Population demographic parameters (such as survival) and density of a target species are fundamental pieces of information highly desired by ecologists.  This course will cover both capture-recapture analyses (CMR) analyses required to obtain estimates of demographic parameters and spatial capture-recapture analyses (SCR) required to obtain spatially-robust estimates of density. We will cover introductory concepts of both analytical approaches using hands-on demonstrations in class. Course content for both CMR and SCR will include data collection and survey design, data…

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£275.00 - £550

R Package design and development and reproducible data science for biologists (RPKG01)

16 September 2019 - 20 September 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: This course will help students develop professional R coding skills by leading them through the process of making reproducible, sharable and easily communicated software centered around developing fully functional R packages and extensions. In addition to teaching traditional uses of R packages to share quantitative tools, we’ll also show how R packages can be easily developed for individual research projects to share reproducible results. To develop skills, we’ll build several R packages full of useful and general utility…

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October 2019
£275.00 - £450.00

Geometric morphometrics using (Geomorph) R (GMMR02)

14 October 2019 - 18 October 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course overview: The field of geometric morphometrics (GM) is concerned with the quantification and analysis of patterns of shape variation, and its covariation with other variables. Over the past several decades these approaches have become a mainstay in the field of ecology, evolutionary biology, and anthropology, and a panoply of analytical tools for addressing specific biological hypotheses concerning shape have been developed. The goal of this is to provide participants with a working knowledge of the theory of geometric morphometrics,…

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£275.00 - £540.00

Multivariate analysis of ecological communities in R with the VEGAN package (VGNR02)

21 October 2019 - 25 October 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This 5-day course will cover the concepts, methods, and R tools that can be used to analyse community ecology data. The course will review data processing techniques relevant to multivariate data sets. We will cover diversity and null-model analysis, distance measures and distance based multivariate methods, clustering, classification, and dimension reduction techniques using the vegan R extension package. We will use real world data sets to motivate the analyses, e.g. describing patterns along environmental or anthropogenic disturbance gradients,…

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November 2019
£275.00 - £540.00

Applied Bayesian modelling for ecologists and epidemiologists (ABME05)

11 November 2019 - 15 November 2019
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This application-driven course will provide a founding in the basic theory & practice of Bayesian statistics, with a focus on MCMC modeling for ecological & epidemiological problems. Starting from a refresher on probability & likelihood, the course will take students all the way to cutting-edge applications such as state-space population modelling & spatial point-process modelling. By the end of the week, you should have a basic understanding of how common MCMC samplers work and how to program them,…

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March 2020
£275.00 - £550.00

Population genetics inference with ‘Migrate’ (PGMG01)

16th March 2020 - 20th March 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: This 5-day course will cover population genetics data analysis using the software <i>Migrate</i>. Students will learn to operate the software to infer gene flow and population divergence model using sequence data and microsatellite marker data and compare and choose among different population genetics models. The course has two major components: a theoretical and a hands-on component where participants will use the software on their own computers. In the theoretical section, we will review coalescence theory and discuss concepts…

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May 2020
£275.00 - £530.00

Fuzzy logic to address gradual patterns in species distribution and diversity (FLDD01)

11th May 2020 - 14th May 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Live beings are constantly in motion and occur with varying frequency across space. Hence, categorical occurrence maps are always incomplete and oversimplified representations of species’ actual distributions. Analyses that build on such categorical data, such as most diversity, overlap and (dis)similarity indices, overlook important gradations in species occurrence. Fuzzy logic is a valuable tool to formally address the locational uncertainty and gradual variations that characterize biodiversity patterns. This course will show how fuzzy logic can be incorporated in…

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£275.00 - £550.00

Structural Equation Modelling for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists (SEMR03)

18th May 2020 - 22nd May 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course is a primer on structural equation modelling (SEM) and confirmatory path analysis, with an emphasis on practical skills and applications to real-world data. Structural equation modelling is a rapidly growing technique in ecology and evolution that unites multiple hypotheses in a single causal network. It provides an intuitive graphical representation of relationships among variables, underpinned by well-described mathematical estimation procedures. Several advances in SEM over the past few years have expanded its utility for typical ecological…

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October 2020
£275.00 - £450.00

Ecological niche modelling using R (ENMR04)

5th October 2020 - 9th October 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: The course will cover the base theory of ecological niche modelling and its main methodologies. By the end of this 5-day practical course, attendees will have the capacity to perform ecological niche models and understand their results, as well as to choose and apply the correct methodology depending on the aim of their type of study and data. Ecological niche, species distribution, habitat distribution, or climatic envelope models are different names for similar mechanistic or correlative models, empirical…

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£275.00 - £550.00

Advanced Ecological Niche Modelling Using R (ANMR01)

12th October 2020 - 16th October 2020
PR statistics head office, 53 Morrison Street
Glasgow, Scotland G5 8LB United Kingdom

Course Overview: Ecological niche, species distribution, habitat distribution, or climatic envelope models are different names for mechanistic and correlative models, which are empirical or mathematical approaches to the ecological niche of a species. These methods relate different types of ecogeographical variables (environmental, topographical, human) to species physiological data or geographical locations, in order to identify the factors limiting and defining the species' niche. ENMs have become popular because of their efficiency in the design and implementation of conservation management. Have…

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