University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

How to Register

For further information please download and read the workshop documents listed in the blue box above. To register, please send your completed registration form to the PRIMER-e office at: [email protected]. Please send a separate registration form for each individual 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: Lyn Shave, PRIMER-e, ([email protected]).

Workshop Details

PRIMER version 7 will be presented by Dr Paul J. Somerfield (Plymouth Marine Laboratory)

This workshop will provide an intensive and extensive overview of statistical methods in non-parametric analysis of multivariate data, encapsulated in the software: 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. Important new tools include: shade plots with flexible ordering & clustering of axes; coherence plots to show species displaying statistically distinguishable response patterns; unconstrained binary or divisive flat clustering (as in k-means) along with SIMPROF tests; metric, threshold metric, non-metric or combined MDS in any dimensions; bootstrap averages to show variation among averages in metric MDS space; 2-way versions of BEST and RELATE; new plot types (bar, box, means, line, histogram, scatter, surface, shade) in 2-d or 3-d; animations of ordinations captured to video files; multi-factor and multi-variable segmented bubble plots in 2-d and 3-d; ANOSIM extended for ordered factors and 3-factor designs and much more…

5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB 2020)

This year, The University of Auckland will be hosting the 5th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB 2020) in Auckland, 13-16 December 2020. Register for the WCMB 2020 conference and receive a 25% discount on your registration fee for either of our Auckland workshops (PRIMER 7 or PERMANOVA+) held prior to this event. For more information on the WCMB visit