PART FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS - Deadline approaching - Pierre Legendre - Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data - STATS COURSE - April 2017

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PART FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS - Deadline approaching - Pierre Legendre - Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data - STATS COURSE - April 2017

Oliver Hooker
PR STATISTICS ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THROUGH THEIR FUNDING SCHEME
THEY CAN OFFER 5 PART-FUNDED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUR UP-COMING COURSE
“Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory
and Practice”.

SCHOLARSHIPS CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS TUITION FEES AND ACCOMMODATION WITH
5‘ALL INCLUSIVE PLACES’ AVAILABLE AT £550.00 (Fees have been
subsidised by 33% from £820.00).

Applications should be sent to [hidden email] and contain
the following.
1. Full name
2. Institute name
3. PhD subject title or Post doc research questions
4. Do you hold a funded position
5. 150 words why this course would be relevant to your research or how
it would help.

Application deadline is Thursday 16th March 2017

We still have ‘normal’ places available for anyone else interested.

Full course details are given below

http://www.prstatistics.com/course/advances-in-spatial-analysis-of-multivariate-ecological-data-theory-and-practice-mvsp02/

This course is being delivered by Prof. Pierre Legendre who is a leading
expert in numerical ecology and author of the book titled ‘Numerical
ecology’

This course will run from 3rd – 7th April at Margam Discovery Centre,
Wales.

The course will describe recent methods (concepts and R tools) that can
be used to analyse spatial patterns in community ecology measured at a
genetic, species and family level. There will also be a new additional
module on the final day “Is the Mantel test useful for spatial
analysis in ecology and genetics?”.

The umbrella concept of the course is beta diversity, which is the
spatial variation of communities. These methods are applicable to all
types of communities (bacteria, plants, animals) sampled along
transects, regular grids or irregularly distributed sites. The new
methods, collectively referred to as spatial eigen-function analysis,
are grounded into techniques commonly used by community ecologists,
which will be described first: simple ordination (PCA, CA, PCoA),
multivariate regression and canonical analysis, permutation tests. The
choice of dissimilarities that are appropriate for community composition
data will also be discussed. The focal question is to determine how much
of the community variation (beta diversity) is due to environmental
sorting and to community-based processes, including neutral processes.
Recently developed methods to partition beta diversity in different ways
will be presented. Extensions will be made to temporal and space-time
data.

Course content is as follows
Day 1
• Introduction to data analysis.
• Ordination in reduced space: principal component analysis (PCA),
correspondence analysis (CA), principal coordinate analysis (PCoA).
• Transformation of species abundance data tables prior to linear
analyses.

Day 2
• Measures of similarity and distance, especially for community
composition data.
• Multiple linear regression. R-square, adjusted R-square, AIC, tests
of significance.
• Polynomial regression.
• Partial regression and variation partitioning.

Day 3
• Statistical testing by permutation.
• Canonical redundancy analysis (RDA) and canonical correspondence
analysis (CCA). Multivariate analysis of variance by canonical analysis.
• Forward selection of environmental variables in RDA.

Day 4
• Origin of spatial structures.
• Beta diversity partitioning and LCBD indices
• Replacement and richness difference components of beta diversity.

Day 5
• Spatial modelling: Multi-scale modelling of the spatial structure of
ecological communities: dbMEM, generalized MEM, and AEM methods.
• Community surveys through space and time: testing the space-time
interaction in repeated surveys.
• Additional module depending on time – Is the Mantel test useful
for spatial analysis in ecology and genetics?

Please email any inquiries to [hidden email]

or visit our website www.prstatistics.com

Please feel free to distribute this material anywhere you feel is
suitable

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