Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data

Advanced course

20 January - 2 February 2019
České Budějovice, Czech Republic

This course is designed for researchers and students in all fields of biology and nature protection, with an intermediate knowledge of the Canoco software and basic understanding to unconstrained and constrained ordination methods. Typically, you have already participated in our standard, 10-day course, or other intensive international course on similar topic. Course participants are expected to bring with them the results of their own projects and the course schedule gives the opportunity to apply the methods mastered during the course to their own datasets, including consultations with both lecturers.

This is an intensive course and we will help to participants to prepare their input data in advance, so that they can start working quickly on the analyses of their data.

We will provide in-depth lectures and practicals on the following topics:

  • Advanced permutation tests in constrained ordination, comparing two communites with CoCA
  • Work with functional traits and functional diversity
  • Work with spatial information (db-MEM), variation partitioning
  • Classification and regression trees (CART) and related models
  • All practicals and individual work on mini-projects will be done with the Canoco 5 software, some (CART, CoCA) also with R