Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule for January/February 2019. We might still move some topics to different days, although more likely nothing will change. Please note that we run the course in two sequential weeks and the program is identical in both weeks!

There is one half-hour long break (tea, coffee, light snacks being offered) during each morning session and another one in the afternoon.

Day

Morning

8:30-11:30

Afternoon

12:30-15:30

Evening

16:00-18:00

Sunday
20 January or 27 January

 

Arrival of participants

 

Dinner in a local restaurant

 

Monday

21 January or 28 January

Constrained ordination as a multivariate regression;

Permutation tests introduction

Using Canoco 5: working with data, analyses and graphs 

Individual work on mini-projects

Tuesday

22 January or 29 January

Advanced permutation tests

Functional traits - part 1

Functional traits and functional diversity - part 2

Individual work on mini-projects

Wednesday

23 January or 30 January

Accounting for spatial variation (db-MEM) and advanced variation partitioning

Mini-projects, reporting first results

Individual work on mini-projects

7 PM: Slides party in villa

Thursday

24 January or 31 January

Comparing two community types (CoCA method)

Classification and regression trees (CART) and related methods in R

Individual work on mini-projects 

Individual work on mini-projects

Friday

25 January or
1 February

Individual work on mini-projects Individual work on mini-projects Individual work on mini-projects

Saturday

26 January or
2 February

Individual work on mini-projects Presentation of individual mini-project results Farewell party

 Sunday

27 January or 3rd February

Departure of participants