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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 contact Lyn Shave at the PRIMER-E office primer@primer-e.com for further details of all workshops.

Future workshops


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Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada.

May 7-11, 2018

Advanced PRIMER v7 / PERMANOVA+ Workshop

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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 v7, 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 local organiser, Leslie Gault, leslie.gault@huntsmanmarine.ca. Please send a separate individual registration form for each participant.


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

25-29 June, 2018

PRIMER v7 Workshop

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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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Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK.

29 October - 2 November, 2018 (PRIMER v7)
5 November - 9 November, 2018 (PERMANOVA+)

PRIMER v7 and PERMANOVA+ Workshops

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This is an opportunity to experience the full spread and detail of methods in PRIMER v7 and the PERMANOVA+ add-on, given by the acknowledged 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). 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: Alexandra Street (Marine Biological Association, alexa@MBA.ac.uk).