Short Course - Using R in ecology and Palaeoecology: a self-guided practical

   

Dr. Graeme Swindles   

School of Geography, 
University of Leeds  

 

Dr. Graeme Swindles

 

Tuesday, May 31st
9 a.m. to noon  

3120 HP 
Carleton University

 

Abstract 

Packages used: vegan; rioja; pvclust

Techniques: DCA, CCA-RDA, NMDS, PERMANOVA/ANOSIM, CLUSTER ANALYSIS, PVCLUST, TRANSFER FUNCTIONS

System requirements: R v. 3.x with packages above installed.

 

This course is free and open to all participants. Please bring your own laptop, with all three of the programs listed above installed beforehand. 

 

Biography 

Dr. Graeme Swindles is an Associate Professor of Earth System Dynamics in the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK. He has broad research interests in Earth System Science and worsk on topics concerning both past and present-day environmental change. His work crosses the disciplines of ecology, palaeoecology and geology. Major research foci include: (i) the long-term ecohydrological dynamics and functioning of temperate, tropical and arctic peatlands; (ii) the use of testate amoebae as environmental indicators in peatlands and lakes; (iii)  high-resolution dating methods including tephrochronology; (iv) the critical examination of past human response and adaptation to climate change using palaeoenvironmental and archaeological data; (v) the use of palaeoenvironmental data and probability modelling in geohazards research. (vi) the use of quantitative reconstruction and statistical modelling techniques for understanding long-term climatic and environmental change.