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Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory and
Practice

Delivered by Prof. Pierre Legendre

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/advances-in-spatial-analysis-of-
multivariate-ecological-data-theory-and-practice-mvsp03/

This course will run from 7th - 11th May 2018 at Orford Musique, 3165
Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7A2, Canada

Course Overview:
The course will describe recent methods (concepts and R tools) that can be
used to analyse spatial patterns in community ecology. 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

Monday 7th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00
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.

Tuesday 8th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00
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.

Wednesday 9th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00
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.

Thursday 10th – Classes from 09:00 to 17:00
Origin of spatial structures.
Beta diversity partitioning and LCBD indices
Replacement and richness difference components of beta diversity.

Friday 11th – Classes from 09:00 to 16:00
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 oliverhooker@prstatistics.com or visit our
website www.prstatistics.com

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

PRstatistics upcoming courses - email for details
oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for details

1.    November 20th - 25th 2017
APPLIED BAYESIAN MODELLING FOR ECOLOGISTS AND EPIDEMIOLOGISTS #ABME
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Matt Denwood
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/applied-bayesian-modelling-ecologists-
epidemiologists-abme03/

2.    November 27th – December 1st 2017
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS #IPYB
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr. Martin Jones
http://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-
ipyb04/
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3.    December 4th - 8th 2017
ADVANCING IN STATISTICAL MODELLING USING R #ADVR
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr. Luc Bussiere, Dr. Tom Houslay, Dr. Ane
Timenes Laugen,
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/advancing-statistical-modelling-using-r-
advr07/
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4.    January 29th – February 2nd 2018
INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN HIERARCHICAL MODELLING #IBHM
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Andrew Parnell
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-bayesian-hierarchical-
modelling-using-r-ibhm02/

5.    January 29th – February 2nd 2018
PHYLOGENETIC DATA ANALYSIS USING R #PHYL
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Emmanuel Paradis
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-phylogenetic-analysis-
with-r-phyg-phyl02/
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6.    February 19th – 23rd 2018
MOVEMENT ECOLOGY #MOVE
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr Luca Borger, Dr Ronny Wilson, Dr
Jonathan Potts
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/movement-ecology-move01/

7.    February 19th – 23rd 2018
GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS USING R #GMMR
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Prof. Dean Adams, Prof. Michael Collyer,
Dr. Antigoni Kaliontzopoulou
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/geometric-morphometrics-using-r-gmmr01/
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8.    March 5th - 9th 2018
SPATIAL PRIORITIZATION USING MARXAN #MRXN
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Jennifer McGowan
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-marxan-mrxn01/

9.    March 12th - 16th 2018
ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELLING USING R #ENMR
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Neftali Sillero
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/ecological-niche-modelling-using-r-
enmr02/

10.    March 19th – 23rd 2018
BEHAVIOURAL DATA ANALYSIS USING MAXIMUM LIKLIHOOD IN R #BDML
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr William Hoppitt
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/behavioural-data-analysis-using-maximum-
likelihood-bdml01/
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11.    April 9th – 13th 2018
NETWORK ANAYLSIS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R #NTWA
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Marco Scotti
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/network-analysis-ecologists-ntwa02/

12.    April 16th – 20th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL MODELLING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS USING R #IPSY
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Dale Barr, Dr Luc Bussierre
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-using-r-for-
psychologists-ipsy01/

13.    April 23rd – 27th 2018
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES USING THE VEGAN PACKAGE
#VGNR
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Peter Solymos, Dr. Guillaume Blanchet

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/multivariate-analysis-of-ecological-
communities-in-r-with-the-vegan-package-vgnr01/
14.    April 30th – 4th May 2018
QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHIC ECOLOGY: MODELING GENOMES, NICHES, AND COMMUNITIES
#QGER
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Dan Warren, Dr. Matt Fitzpatrick
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/quantitative-geographic-ecology-using-r-
modelling-genomes-niches-and-communities-qger01/
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15.    May 7th – 11th 2018 ADVANCES IN MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL
ECOLOGICAL DATA USING R #MVSP
CANADA (QUEBEC), Prof. Pierre Legendre, Dr. Guillaume Blanchet
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/advances-in-spatial-analysis-of-
multivariate-ecological-data-theory-and-practice-mvsp03/

16.    May 14th - 18th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO MIXED (HIERARCHICAL) MODELS FOR BIOLOGISTS #IMBR
CANADA (QUEBEC), Prof Subhash Lele
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-mixed-hierarchical-
models-for-biologists-using-r-imbr01/

17.    May 21st - 25th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS #IPYB
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones
http://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-
ipyb05/

18.    May 21st - 25th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENISNG AND GIS FOR ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof. Duccio Rocchini, Dr. Luca Delucchi
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-remote-sensing-and-gis-
for-ecological-applications-irms01/

19.    May 28th – 31st 2018
STABLE ISOTOPE MIXING MODELS USING SIAR, SIBER AND MIXSIAR #SIMM
CANADA (QUEBEC) Dr. Andrew Parnell, Dr. Andrew Jackson
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/stable-isotope-mixing-models-using-r-
simm04/

20.    May 28th – June 1st 2018
ADVANCED PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS #APYB
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/advanced-python-biologists-apyb02/
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21.    June 12th -0 15th 2018
SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELLING #DBMR
Myuna Bay sport and recreation, Australia, TBC
COMING SOON www.PRstatistics.com

22.    November 6th – 10th 2017
LANDSCAPE GENETIC DATA ANALYSIS USING R #LNDG
Myuna Bay sport and recreation, Australia, TBC
COMING SOON www.PRstatistics.com

23.    June 18th – 22nd 2018
STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING FOR ECOLOGISTS AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS
USING R #SEMR
Myuna Bay sport and recreation, Australia, TBC
COMING SOON www.PRstatistics.com
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24.    July 2nd - 5th 2018
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTISTS USING R #SNAR
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof James Curley
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/social-network-analysis-for-behavioral-
scientists-snar01/

25.    July 8th – 12th 2018
MODEL BASE MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ABUNDANCE DATA USING R #MBMV
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof David Warton
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/model-base-multivariate-analysis-of-
abundance-data-using-r-mbmv02/

26.    July 16th – 20th 2018
PRECISION MEDICINE BIOINFORMATICS: FROM RAW GENOME AND TRANSCRIPTOME DATA
TO CLINICAL INTERPRETATION #PMBI
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Malachi Griffith, Dr. Obi Griffit
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/precision-medicine-bioinformatics-from-
raw-genome-and-transcriptome-data-to-clinical-interpretation-pmbi01/

27.    July 23rd – 27th 2018
EUKARYOTIC METABARCODING
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Owen Wangensteen
http://www.prinformatics.com/course/eukaryotic-metabarcoding-eukb01/

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