Recent Advances in Spatial Ecology:

Theory and Practice


Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences (BC-CAS)

Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IB-CAS)

and Chinese Forest Biodiversity Monitoring Network

Venue: Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

October 1-6, 2009


Pierre Legendre

Professor, Université de Montréal


This page contains links to various documents and programs that will be used during the course

Course outline, Beijing 2009


Documents in PDF format

Day 1

"Algebra of Principal Component and Correspondence Analyses" (Teaching document)

"From classical to canonical ordination" (Chapter)

"Contingency table analysis" (Teaching document)

"Ecologically meaningful transformations for ordination of species data" (Article)

"Ordination methods for community composition data tables" (Summary Figure)

Day 2

"Some measures of resemblance" (Teaching document)

"Is Miss America an undernourished role model?" (Article)

"Multiple regression: computing the parameters by matrix inversion" (Teaching document)

"R-square, adjusted R-square" (Chapter extract)

"Polynomial regression, trend surface analysis" (Teaching document)

"Studying beta diversity: ecological variation partitioning by multiple regression and canonical analysis" (Article, Chinese and English versions)

"Partial linear regression and variation partitioning" (Chapter extract)

Day 3

"Statistical tests, permutation tests" (Chapter extract)

"Permutation test summary" (Classroom notes)

"Multiple regression with permutation test" (R function)

"Canonical analysis" (Classroom notes)

"Response of 20 native tree species..." (Article)

"Distance-based redundancy analysis..." (Article)

Day 4

"Origin of spatial structures" (Classroom notes)

"Variation partitioning and PCNM analysis" (Print of a PowerPoint presentation)

"Dissecting the spatial structure of ecological data at multiple scales" (Article)

"Modelling directional spatial processes in ecological data" (Article)

Day 5

"Testing the space-time interaction without replication" (Article)

"Spatial structure functions: correlograms, variograms" (Chapter extract)

"Controlling for spatial structures in tests of species-environment relationships" (Article)

"A balanced view of scale in spatial statistical analysis" (Article)

Day 6

"Cartographic interpolation, kriging" (Chapter extract)

"Analyzing beta diversity: partitioning the spatial variation of community composition data" (Article)

Other documents

(There is nothing in this section at the moment)


Practicals in R

Practicals last updated September 15, 2009

Folder containing practicals using the R statistical language


Programs and PDF reprints from the lab of Pierre Legendre