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FREE SEMINAR – Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory and Practice (MVSP05S)

23rd March 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

FREE SEMINAR – Advances in Spatial Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory and Practice (MVSP05S)

Registration is now closed, if you would still like to register please send an email to oliverhooker@prstatistics.com and we will try and add you before the seminar start time.

Free seminar

This is a free ~30 minute seminar including a Q and A session at the end for our up-coming course “Advances In Spatial Analysis Of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory And Practice”.


18:00 GMT


Course Instructor Prof. Pierre Legendre

About this course

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.

Please email any course enquiries to oliverhooker@prstatistics.com


23rd March 2022
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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