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Upcoming PRIMER and PERMANOVA+ workshops

All workshops given below are either taken by PRIMER-e personnel or their close academic colleagues, and PRIMER-e has had a role in the organisation and sanctioning of these courses. If an advertised course with firm dates is not listed here, we have no connection with it. Those given in bold type are open commercial courses for which dates are fixed and places are believed still to be available at the time of last update of this Web page. They are designed for all-comers, primarily biologists or environmental scientists, and typically attended by a mix of university and other public sector research staff, post-graduate students, and consultants and applied scientists from the public and private environmental sectors. Unless otherwise specified, please email the PRIMER-e office at primer@primer-e.com for further details.

Future workshops


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Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

4-15 June, 2018

PRIMER version 7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshop

Workshop Information

This is a two-week workshop, fully sanctioned by PRIMER-e and presented in Spanish by Prof Juan J Cruz-Motta (Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, PR) and Dr Edlin Guerra Castro (Cátedra CONACYT-UNAM, México). Registration to attend this workshop is restricted to researchers and postgraduate students from Chile, Latin America or the Caribbean only.The first week will cover all of the basic aspects of non-parametric multivariate statistical methods for community data (PRIMER core methods), including the new tools available in PRIMER version 7. The second week will cover methods in the PERMANOVA+ add-on (including PERMANOVA, PCO, PERMDISP, DistLM, dbRDA and CAP, as well as aspects of sampling and the design of experiments, detection of environmental impacts, methods for measuring and analysing beta-diversity, and unbalanced/asymmetrical designs.

This workshop is partially funded by the Universidad de Concepcion (http://www.udec.cl/pexterno/) and PRIMER-e. Reduced registration costs as well as some fellowships are available for postgraduate students of Universidad de Concepcion.

For information contact the local organizer Prof. Camilo Werlinger (cwerling@udec.cl) and/or Dr. Edlin Guerra (edlinguerra@gmail.com).


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NMSC, Southern Cross University, Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia.

25-29 June, 2018

PRIMER version 7 Workshop

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form

This PRIMER version 7 workshop will take place at the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC), Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia over 5 days. It will provide an intensive and extensive overview of statistical methods in non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, encapsulated in PRIMER software. It will cater to both those who are new to PRIMER and to those who are “old hands”, but have not yet had a chance to get up to speed with the latest developments in version 7. It will be presented by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), a highly-cited and sought-after numerical ecologist who has been instrumental in developing and using the methods in PRIMER across many fields, having led and lectured PRIMER workshops across the globe for over two decades.

Participants will engage in a mixture of informative lectures on key topics and computer lab sessions on literature data sets. Ample opportunity will be given to discuss and analyse participants' own data sets in consultation with the lecturer, with dedicated time for this provided on the Friday.

For more information, see the Workshop Information and Programme. To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly (primer@primer-e.com) if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics, contact the local organiser: Prof. Steve Smith (NMSC, Southern Cross University, steve.smith@scu.edu.au).


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Geoscience Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

16-20 July, 2018

Advanced PRIMER version 7 / PERMANOVA+

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form

This workshop will be presented over 5 days (Mon-Fri) by Dr Adam N. H. Smith (Massey University, New Zealand). It is an advanced course, designed for postgraduate students and professionals in the natural sciences, particularly those who already have some familiarity with the basic multivariate routines in PRIMER. Participants will first learn about the latest advanced tools to visualise, analyse and characterise salient patterns in multivariate data using PRIMER v7, then harness the power of PERMANOVA+ to formally model responses of ecological communities to complex experimental/sampling designs. Participants are expected to have familiarity with basic routines in PRIMER (such as MDS, PCA, ANOSIM, etc.), and be keen to explore the more advanced analytical methods. The workshop will flow between lectures and lab sessions, with opportunities for participants to analyse their own datasets in consultation with the lecturer.

For more information, see the Workshop Information and Programme. To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly (primer@primer-e.com) if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics, contact the local organiser: Alix Post (Marine Geoscientist, Geoscience Australia, Alix.Post@ga.gov.au).


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Centro Peninsular de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, UNAM, Mérida, Yucatán, México.

30 July - 10 August, 2018

PRIMER version 7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshop

This is a two-week workshop, fully sanctioned by PRIMER-e and presented in Spanish by Prof Juan J Cruz-Motta (Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, PR) and Dr Edlin Guerra Castro (Cátedra CONACYT-UNAM, México). Registration to attend this workshop is restricted to researchers and postgraduate students from Mexico, Latin America or the Caribbean only.

The first week will cover all the basic aspects of non-parametric multivariate statistical methods for community data (PRIMER core methods), including the new tools available in PRIMER version 7.

The second week will cover methods in the PERMANOVA+ add-on (including PERMANOVA, PCO, PERMDISP, DistLM, dbRDA and CAP, as well as aspects of sampling and the design of experiments, detection of environmental impacts, methods for measuring and analysing beta-diversity, and unbalanced/asymmetrical designs).

This workshop is partially funded by the Postgraduate Program Marine Sciences, Limnology and Oceanography of UNAM and PRIMER-e. Some fellowships as well as reduced registration costs are available.

For information contact the local organizer Dr. Edlin Guerra (edlinguerra@gmail.com)


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Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK.

29 October - 2 November, 2018 (PRIMER version 7)

5 November - 9 November, 2018 (PERMANOVA+)

PRIMER version 7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshops

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form
Travel and Accomodation Information

This is an opportunity to experience the full spread and detail of methods in PRIMER version 7 and the PERMANOVA+ add-on, given by experts in these methods, over the course of two weeks. Participants may register for week 1 only, week 2 only, or both weeks. Each week mixes lectures and computer lab sessions on literature data sets, and ends with a day in which participants can discuss and analyse their own data sets in consultation with the lecturer.

Week 1 is a 5-day PRIMER 7 workshop led by Dr. Paul Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), a numerical ecologist who has been closely involved in developing the PRIMER methods, not only in the most recent v7 version but over the last twenty years. Paul will cover the full range of PRIMER routines offered, so this week is suitable for those who are new to its non-parametric, permutation-based multivariate approaches, and developments in functional and structural biodiversity indices.

Week 2 is a 5-day PERMANOVA+ workshop led by the inventor of these methods, Prof Marti Anderson FRSNZ (Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, New Zealand). This week will cover the full range of semi-parametric permutation-based statistical tests for crossed and nested designs with several fixed/random interacting factors, including unbalanced designs or those with covariates; unconstrained and constrained ordination (including analogues of discriminant analysis); and distance-based linear models for modeling the links between multivariate responses and explanatory variables.

To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics contact the local organiser: Paul Lonsdale (Marine Biological Association, paulon@MBA.ac.uk).


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NOAA Inouye Regional Center (IRC), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

November 26-30, 2018 (PRIMER version 7)

December 3-7, 2018 (PERMANOVA+)

PRIMER version 7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshops

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form
Important Local Information

This is an opportunity to experience the full spread and detail of methods in PRIMER version 7 and the PERMANOVA+ add-on, given by experts in these methods, over the course of two weeks. Participants may register for week 1 only, week 2 only, or both weeks. Each week mixes lectures and computer lab sessions on literature data sets, and ends with a day in which participants can discuss and analyse their own data sets in consultation with the lecturer.

Week 1 is a 5-day PRIMER 7 workshop led by Dr. Adam N. H. Smith (Massey University, New Zealand), a highly sought-after ecological statistician who specialises in the application of modern statistical methods to ecology and management. Adam will cover the full range of PRIMER routines offered, so this week is suitable for those who are new to its non-parametric, permutation-based multivariate approaches, and developments in functional and structural biodiversity indices.

Week 2 is a 5-day PERMANOVA+ workshop led by the inventor of these methods, Prof. Marti Anderson FRSNZ (Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, New Zealand). This week will cover the full range of semi-parametric permutation-based statistical tests for crossed and nested designs with several fixed/random interacting factors, including unbalanced designs or those with covariates; unconstrained and constrained ordination (including analogues of discriminant analysis); and distance-based linear models for modeling the links between multivariate responses and explanatory variables.

To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics please contact one of the local organisers:

Dr Atsuko Fukunaga (Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR))
atsuko.fukunaga@noaa.gov

or
LTJG Terril Efird (NOAA Corps/PMNM)
terril.efird@noaa.gov

Important! Please note that the workshop venue is located at the NOAA facility (IRC) on Ford Island. Security and access to Ford Island is maintained by Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam (JBPHH). Participants will need to obtain prior security clearances to access the workshop venue. There are two passes required: one for Ford Island and one for the IRC. To allow sufficient time to gain clearance and access to the venue to attend the workshop, all participants or those interested in registering for the workshop (with the exception of IRC employees), must contact the local organizers ASAP and no later than:

August 15th, 2018 (Non-U.S. citizens/foreign nationals)

• October 15th, 2018 (U.S. citizens/permanent residents).


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The Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia.

3-7 December, 2018

PRIMER version 7 Workshop

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form

This PRIMER version 7 workshop takes place over 5 days and will be presented by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), a highly-cited and sought-after numerical ecologist who has been instrumental in developing and using the methods in PRIMER across many fields. Participants will engage in a mixture of informative lectures on key topics and computer lab sessions on literature data sets. Participants can also discuss and analyse their own data sets in consultation with the lecturer, with dedicated time for this provided on the Friday.

This workshop will provide an intensive and extensive overview of statistical methods in non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, using PRIMER version 7. It will cater to both those who are new to PRIMER and to those who are “old hands”, but have not yet had a chance to get up to speed with the latest developments in version 7.

As well as covering the new methods in PRIMER version , the core basic multivariate routines will also all be fully discussed, e.g. pre-treatment of data; definitions of similarity; clustering; ordination by principal components (PCA), non-metric (and metric) multi-dimensional scaling (MDS); permutation tests on similarity matrices for structured designs (ANOSIM, RELATE) and unstructured cases (SIMPROF); emphasis on species analyses; linking community to abiotic data (BEST); biodiversity indices; bootstrap average plots (with approximate region estimates), and the many graphical tools available for effective presentation of results. Non-parametric statistics and permutation tests make the methods intuitively simple to understand so no prior background in statistics is assumed.

To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For information regarding on-site logistics contact the local organiser: Ms. Fadzillah Abdul Razak (fadzillah@upm.edu.my; fadzillah.upm@gmail.com)


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Long Beach, California, USA.

January 7-11, 2019 (PRIMER version 7)

January 14-18, 2019 (PERMANOVA+)

PRIMER version 7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshops

Workshop Information
Workshop Program
Registration Form
Map of CSU Long Beach

This is an opportunity to experience the full spread and detail of methods in PRIMER version 7 and the PERMANOVA+ add-on, given by experts in these methods, over the course of two weeks. Participants may register for week 1 only, week 2 only, or both weeks. Each week mixes lectures and computer lab sessions on literature data sets, and ends with a day in which participants can discuss and analyse their own data sets in consultation with the lecturer.

Week 1 is a 5-day PRIMER 7 workshop led by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory), a highly-cited and sought-after numerical ecologist who has been instrumental in developing and using the methods in PRIMER across many fields. Paul will cover the full range of PRIMER routines offered, so this week is suitable for those who are new to its non-parametric, permutation-based multivariate approaches, and developments in functional and structural biodiversity indices.

Week 2 is a 5-day PERMANOVA+ workshop led by the inventor of these methods, Prof. Marti Anderson FRSNZ (Institute for Advanced Study, Massey University, New Zealand). This week will cover the full range of semi-parametric permutation-based statistical tests for crossed and nested designs with several fixed/random interacting factors, including unbalanced designs or those with covariates; unconstrained and constrained ordination (including analogues of discriminant analysis); and distance-based linear models for modeling the links between multivariate responses and explanatory variables.

To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations. For further local information, including directions, parking, and nearby options for accommodation, please contact the local workshop organiser directly, Dr. Christine Whitcraft (christine.whitcraft@csulb.edu).


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St Petersburg, Florida, USA.

March 4-8, 2019

Advanced PRIMER version 7 / PERMANOVA+ Workshop

Welcome to Weedon Island
Workshop Information
Registration Form
Workshop Programme

This workshop will be presented over 5 days (Mon-Fri) by Prof. Marti J. Anderson (Massey University, New Zealand). It is an advanced course, designed for postgraduate students and professionals in ecology & environmental sciences, particularly those who already have some familiarity with the basic multivariate routines in PRIMER. Participants will first learn about the latest advanced tools to visualise, analyse and characterise salient patterns in multivariate data using PRIMER version 7, then harness the power of PERMANOVA+ to formally model responses of ecological communities to complex experimental/sampling designs.For more information, see the Workshop Information.

To register, please send your completed Registration Form to the PRIMER-e office: primer@primer-e.com. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant. For local information please contact the local workshop organiser, Walt Jaap (wjaap@tampabay.rr.com).