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Species distribution models using R (SDMR01)

This course will run from the 12th - 15th June 2018 at Myuna Bay in
Australia and is being delivered by Prof. Jane Elith and Dr. Gurutzeta
Guillera

Accommodation packages are available

https://www.prstatistics.com/course/species-distribution-models-using-r-
sdmr01/

Course Overview:
The aim of this four-day course is to work towards an understanding of, and
practical ability to fit, species distribution models (SDMs). It will be
useful if you plan to use SDMs, or if you just want to understand them
better. We will focus on statistical models of species distributions –
those that combine observed species records with environmental data. Using
a mixture of lectures, computer exercises and case studies, participants
will learn to:
1) identify relevant data, and prepare it for modelling;
2) fit models using several modelling methods (including Maxent,
generalized linear models and their extensions, and boosted regression
trees);
3) consider how to model species if detection is imperfect;
4) evaluate models and interpret them;
5) understand the range of practical issues that arise in typical
applications of SDMs.

Practical sessions will use the free statistical software, R – prior
experience (even if some practice before you come) will be useful. Example
data will be provided but participants may also bring their own data.

Tuesday 12th
Overview of modelling distributions; niches and theory
The modelling process – key concepts
Predictor variables
Species data
Practical: start working with supplied data
Methods for presence-absence data; introduction to use of regression models
for species modelling

Wednesday 13th
Generalised linear models (GLMs) and GLMMS
Practical: using GLMs with data
How to evaluate models – lecture and practical
Occupancy-detection models – lecture and practical

Thursday 14th
What if no absence data? – introduction to presence-only and background data
Practical: GLM with background data
Relative probabilities, point processes
Maxent – lecture and practical
Evaluation for presence-background models
How to deal with biased data

Friday 15th
Boosted regression trees – lecture and practical
Complexity vs simplicity in models
Using models for extrapolation
Hot topics: where is species modelling heading?

Please email any questions to oliverhooker@prstatistics.com

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Other up-coming courses include

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1.    February 19th – 23rd 2018
MOVEMENT ECOLOGY (MOVE01)
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Dr Luca Borger, Dr Ronny Wilson, Dr
Jonathan Potts
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/movement-ecology-move01/

2.    February 19th – 23rd 2018
GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS USING R (GMMR01)
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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3.    March 5th - 9th 2018
SPATIAL PRIORITIZATION USING MARXAN (MRXN01)
Margam Discovery Centre, Wales, Jennifer McGowan
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-marxan-mrxn01/

4.    March 12th - 16th 2018
ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELLING USING R (ENMR02)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Neftali Sillero
http://www.prstatistics.com/course/ecological-niche-modelling-using-r-
enmr02/

5.    March 19th – 23rd 2018
BEHAVIOURAL DATA ANALYSIS USING MAXIMUM LIKLIHOOD IN R (BDML01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr William Hoppitt
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/behavioural-data-analysis-using-maximum-
likelihood-bdml01/
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6.    April 9th – 13th 2018
NETWORK ANAYLSIS FOR ECOLOGISTS USING R (NTWA02
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Marco Scotti
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/network-analysis-ecologists-ntwa02/

7.    April 16th – 20th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL MODELLING FOR PSYCHOLOGISTS USING R (IPSY01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Dale Barr, Dr Luc Bussierre
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-statistics-using-r-for-
psychologists-ipsy01/

8.    April 23rd – 27th 2018
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES USING THE VEGAN PACKAGE
(VGNR01)
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/

9.    April 30th – 4th May 2018
QUANTITATIVE GEOGRAPHIC ECOLOGY: MODELING GENOMES, NICHES, AND COMMUNITIES
(QGER01)
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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10.    May 7th – 11th 2018 ADVANCES IN MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF SPATIAL
ECOLOGICAL DATA USING R (MVSP02)
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/
11.    May 14th - 18th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO MIXED (HIERARCHICAL) MODELS FOR BIOLOGISTS (IMBR01)
CANADA (QUEBEC), Prof Subhash Lele
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/introduction-to-mixed-hierarchical-
models-for-biologists-using-r-imbr01/

12.    May 21st - 25th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (IPYB05)
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones
http://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-python-for-biologists-
ipyb05/

13.    May 21st - 25th 2018
INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENISNG AND GIS FOR ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS (IRMS01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof. Duccio Rocchini, Dr. Luca Delucchi
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/introduction-to-remote-sensing-and-gis-
for-ecological-applications-irms01/

14.    May 28th – 31st 2018
STABLE ISOTOPE MIXING MODELS USING SIAR, SIBER AND MIXSIAR (SIMM04)
CANADA (QUEBEC) Dr. Andrew Parnell, Dr. Andrew Jackson
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/stable-isotope-mixing-models-using-r-
simm04/

15.    May 28th – June 1st 2018
ADVANCED PYTHON FOR BIOLOGISTS (APYB02)
SCENE, Scotland, Dr. Martin Jones
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/advanced-python-biologists-apyb02/
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16.    June 12th -0 15th 2018
SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELLING (DBMR01)
Myuna Bay sport and recreation, Australia, TBC
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/species-distribution-models-using-r-
sdmr01/

17.    June 18th – 22nd 2018
STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELLING FOR ECOLOGISTS AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGISTS
USING R (SEMR02)
Myuna Bay sport and recreation, Australia, TBC
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/structural-equation-modelling-for-
ecologists-and-evolutionary-biologists-semr02/
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18.    July 2nd - 5th 2018
SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS FOR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTISTS USING R (SNAR01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof James Curley
http://www.psstatistics.com/course/social-network-analysis-for-behavioral-
scientists-snar01/

19.    July 8th – 12th 2018
MODEL BASE MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF ABUNDANCE DATA USING R (MBMV02)
Glasgow, Scotland, Prof David Warton
https://www.prstatistics.com/course/model-base-multivariate-analysis-of-
abundance-data-using-r-mbmv02/

20.    July 16th – 20th 2018
PRECISION MEDICINE BIOINFORMATICS: FROM RAW GENOME AND TRANSCRIPTOME DATA
TO CLINICAL INTERPRETATION (PMBI01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr Malachi Griffith, Dr. Obi Griffith
https://www.prinformatics.com/course/precision-medicine-bioinformatics-from-
raw-genome-and-transcriptome-data-to-clinical-interpretation-pmbi01/

21.    July 23rd – 27th 2018
EUKARYOTIC METABARCODING (EUKB01)
Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Owen Wangensteen
http://www.prinformatics.com/course/eukaryotic-metabarcoding-eukb01/
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