PRIMER 7, Online Workshop

How to Register

For further information please download and read 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 registration form for each individual participant and contact the PRIMER-e office directly if you wish to receive a single invoice for multiple registrations.

Online Workshop Details

PRIMER version 7 will be presented by Dr Adam N. H. Smith (Massey University) and
Distinguished Professor Marti J. Anderson (Massey University and PRIMER-e, FRSNZ)

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. The workshop will flow between lectures and lab sessions, with opportunities for participants to analyse their own datasets in consultations with the presenter.

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) online, 13-16 December 2020. Register for the WCMB 2020 conference and receive a 10% discount on your registration fee for either the PRIMER 7 online workshop (7th-11th December 2020) held prior to this event or our PERMANOVA+ online workshop (15th-19th February 2021).

For more information on the WCMB visit

Further discounts available for this PRIMER 7 online workshop

If you are a Massey University student or staff member you are entitled to a discount of 25% off the workshop registration fee (not to be used in conjunction with any other discount).