Recent Advances in Spatial Ecology:

Theory and Practice


CSIRO Marine & Atmospheric Research Division

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

August 10-14, 2009


Pierre Legendre

Université de Montréal


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

Course outline, Hobart 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" (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)

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

"Multiple regression with permutation test" (R function)

Day 3

"Statistical tests, permutation tests" (Chapter extract)

"Permutation test summary" (Classroom notes)

"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 manuscript)

Day 5

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

"Cartographic interpolation, kriging" (Chapter extract)

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

"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 August 3, 2009

Folder containing practicals using the R statistical language


Programs and PDF reprints from the lab of Pierre Legendre