Subject: Biology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 1 Seminar/Discussion hours and 2 Lecture hours
College: Graduate and Postdoc Studies
Department: Biology


An introduction to statistical methods for the classification and ordination of ecological communities, and approaches to developing multivariate statistical models of ecological interactions. Practical experience in applications of multivariate analyses will be developed by applying analyses to ecological datasets. Some previous experience with the software program R is recommended.

Prerequisite(s): At least one undergraduate course in univariate statistics and at least one upper level (300-400) undergraduate course in ecology.

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