Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS), Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Workshop Details

PERMANOVA+ will be presented by Distinguished Professor Marti J. Anderson
(Massey University and PRIMER-e)

This PERMANOVA+ Workshop will be held in-person at the Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies (IMAS), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, and will take place over 5 days (Monday 16th – Friday 20th January 2023, 09:00 – 17:00 each day). The workshop is designed to give a fundamental understanding of how to analyse and gain insights from multivariate data using the software PERMANOVA+, an add-on package to PRIMER 7.

PERMANOVA+ allows analysis of multivariate data in response to complex designs, partitioning variation in multivariate data on the basis of a resemblance measure of choice, with rigorous inferences via permutation methods. The tools in PERMANOVA+ provide formal models, tests and predictions for multivariate (or univariate) ecological (and other) systems that are over-parameterised (i.e., have too many variables) or that demonstrate substantial non-normality.

Participants will explore: analysis and estimation of components of variation in complex experimental designs, including interactions, covariates, contrasts, fixed or random effects, crossed or nested models, unbalanced designs, environmental impact designs, randomised blocks or repeated measures (PERMANOVA); tests for homogeneity of multivariate dispersions and analyses of beta diversity (PERMDISP); multivariate regression and model selection procedures (DISTLM); unconstrained (PCO) or constrained ordinations using distance-based redundancy analysis (dbRDA) or canonical analysis of principal coordinates (CAP), leave-one-out allocation success for discriminant analysis or canonical correlation analyses based on resemblance matrices and the placement of new points into existing predictive canonical models.

Participants will learn through lectures, demonstrations, and practical experience with the software. The final day of the workshop (Friday 20th January) will be an “own data” session, in which participants will have free time to analyse their own data using PRIMER 7 with PERMANOVA+. The presenter will be close at hand to answer questions and provide support.

Familiarity with the core methods in PRIMER 6 or 7 (e.g., having previously attended a PRIMER workshop) and/or some prior knowledge of basic multivariate methods and experimental design is desirable for a PERMANOVA+ workshop, although this is not compulsory. There will be an online PRIMER 7 workshop held 21st-25th November 2022, in Australian Eastern Daylight Time – AEDT (UTC +11 hrs). Details can be found HERE.

How to Register

For further information please download and read the course 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].

Discounts available

EARLY BIRD prices are available and valid until 30th November 2022 and those registered for the International Temperate Reefs Symposium (ITRS 2023) are eligible for 10% off the registration prices on our registration form.

Workshop participants may purchase time-unlimited software at 10% off our standard software prices in $USD and participants not residing in Australia, New Zealand and the USA might also be eligible for our Global Equitability Pricing (GEP) on all our software products. Please consult the Table of Global Equitability Discounts to view the percentage discount for your country of residence.

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