The course is focused on common methods used by ecologists working with community data, including ordination, cluster analysis, diversity analysis etc. It combines theoretical introduction to each method with practical lab in R program.
The course is for senior undergraduate and for graduate students.
After finishing it, you will understand the theory behind commonly used multivariate methods for analysis of community data, correctly interpret their results and apply these methods to your own datasets using R.
(Three hours per week)
Each class will be composed of two parts: theoretical introduction to the method, and practical lab, using the R program for all analyses. You need to bring your own computer with installed R and access to internet.
Criteria for the final evaluation consist of these parts:
|Final presentation of independent project||20%|