Training: Spatial statistics in ecology

BIOS² is hosting a training session about statistical analysis of spatial data in ecology. This online training will be led by Pr. Philippe Marchand (UQAT), starting January on 11, 2021.

The training will cover three types of spatial statistical analyses and their applications to ecology: (1) point pattern analysis to study the distribution of individuals or events in space; (2) geostatistical models to represent the spatial correlation of variables sampled at geolocated points; and (3) areal data models, which apply to measurements taken on areas in space and model spatial relationships as networks of neighbouring regions. 

This 12-hour training will be conducted in 4 sessions: January 12, 14, 19 & 21 (2021) from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EST . The training will be held in English with bilingual support and question period.

The training will include practical exercises using the R statistical programming environment. Basic knowledge of linear regression models and experience fitting them in R is recommended.

The training will be led by Philippe Marchand, professor in ecology and biostatistics at Institut de recherche sur les forêts, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and BIOS² academic member. His research focuses on modeling processes that influence the spatial distribution of populations, including: seed dispersal and seedling establishment, animal movement, and the spread of forest diseases.

Register here1 by January 4, 2021.

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