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2021/2022

6EV323 Multivariate statistics in community ecology

Læringsutbytte

Learning outcomes

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:

Knowledge:

Student

  • has in-depth knowledge of the advantages and limitations of the main multivariate methods used in ecology

Skills:

Student

  • has a basic knowledge on the application and interpretation of different ordination and classification methods to ecological data, using the R environment

General competence:

Student

  • knows how to carry out multivariate data analysis to describe ecological communities and their relations to environmental predictors

Innhold

Course content

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

Coursework requirements

Participation in introductory lectures, presentation (oral and written) of a report.

Eksamen

Examination

Individual report

Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed