6EV323 Multivariate statistics in community ecology
A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:
has in-depth knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the main multivariate methods used in ecology
has a basic knowledge on the application and interpretation of different ordination and classification methods to ecological data, using the R environment
knows how to carry out multivariate data analysis to describe ecological communities and their relations to environmental predictors
The course provides an introduction to the use of multivariate statistics in ecology and to the main analytical methods such as ordination, cluster analysis or classification. The course starts with some theoretical background but then focuses on the analysis and interpretation of multivariate ecological data using the R environment.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Teaching and working methods
Lectures and practical exercises using R.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Participation in introductory lectures, presentation (oral and written) of a report.
Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed