Statistics for Environment Evaluation: Quantifying the Environment
This one week course provides practically motivated training in key statistical analysis and modelling skills for environmental scientists. The course is based on earlier successful courses run since 2004. This years course will be held from
Monday August 27th to Friday August 31st, 2012
at the University of Glasgow.
Sponsorship is available for NERC funded PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. This is a very popular course with places for a maximum of 35 students, so early expression of interest and registration is recommended.
Key elements of the course include:
- A series of lectures given by experts in the topic;
- hands-on practical sessions using R;
- discussion/problem solving sessions;
- case studies and illustrations drawn from topical environmental issues.
The course focuses on key statistical methods, which are fundamental to Environmental Science and include sampling and monitoring (design and analysis), spatial methods, trend detection, exploring relationships (regression methods and advanced regression), multivariate methods and time series. A refresher session on some fundamental statistical tools will be used to provide an introduction to R (the software used throughout). Each topic is introduced in a general way and then followed with practical work. Contact details: Course organiser is Prof E Marian Scott (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Interested participants should contact Professor Scott to register interest, and the final deadline for full registration will be 29 June 2012. The registration form for the course is available online.