Recent Advances in Spatial Analysis

of Multivariate Environmental Data:

Theory and Practice


School of Environmental Systems Engineering

The University of Western Australia

Perth, WA, June 8-12, 2009


Pierre Legendre

Université de Montréal


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

Course announcement, Perth 2009

Course outline, Perth 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

"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 June 10, 2009

Folder containing practicals using the R statistical language *** New, 10June09 ***


Programs and PDF reprints from the lab of Pierre Legendre