Course Start Date: Introduction to Ecological Modeling in R (ONLINE)

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Winter session: Opens on January 3, 2022, and closes on March 26, 2023

INSTRUCTORS: Drs. Gina Himes Boor & Jack Hopkins

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    Generalized linear models are widely used throughout ecology and wildlife management, as they allow us to analyze a wide variety of data, including counts, proportions, and continuous measurements such as length and weight. Being able to fit and interpret these models in R is a basic requirement for modern quantitative ecology. We cover Poisson and binomial models in detail, and extensions of these when the data are overdispersed and/or zero-inflated. We discuss model-checking and residual diagnostics, to see how well our model fits the data, and model comparison using AIC in order to see which terms should be included. Repeated measurements data, in which the response variable is measured at several points in time, are also considered in detail. We explain the distinction between fixed and random effects and show how to fit models that involve random effects. We make extensive use of R throughout the course.

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