PRIMER 7, Online Workshop

Online Workshop Details

PRIMER version 7

Distinguished Professor Marti J. Anderson

This online 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…

Venue: Mirroring at the U.S. Geological Survey in Tacoma, WA, USA

This workshop will be offered online, so participants may attend from anywhere they wish. For some, however, one of the advantages of a workshop experience is the opportunity to focus and engage with presented material while being disengaged from their usual working or home environment. This workshop was originally scheduled to be hosted by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), with the presenter live and “in person”, at the Washington Water Science Center, 934 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA.  Although the presenter is not expected to attend in person (due to travel restrictions under COVID-19), the original host has graciously agreed to provide a physical venue for workshop participants (bringing their own laptop), should they so wish. Subject to the easing of any restrictions/closures due to COVID-19, this workshop will be fully supported (including morning tea/coffee breaks and wifi), and all sessions will be mirrored (live-streamed to a large screen) for registered participants who wish to attend at the original Water Science Centre venue.

IMPORTANT: Attendance at the physical venue will be subject to any restrictions or closures imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and places will be limited. Those wishing to attend at the venue should indicate this on their registration form and the PRIMER-e office will advise regarding availability. For further information regarding on-site logistics at the Tacoma venue (e.g., directions, parking, nearby accommodation, etc.), please contact the local organiser: Patrick Moran ([email protected]). For all other queries, please contact the PRIMER-e office at: [email protected].

How to Register

Please download and read all of the workshop documents listed in the blue box labelled “Download Information” above. To register, please send your completed registration form to the PRIMER-e office at: [email protected]. 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.

NOTE: If you register for this online PRIMER 7 workshop you will be eligible for a 10% discount on the registration fees for the online PERMANOVA+ workshop (with mirroring at the same venue) November 2nd – 6th, 2020.