PRIMER 7, Online Workshop

Online Workshop Details

PRIMER version 7

Dr Paul J. Somerfield

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…

Note: A special discount on the registration fee for this workshop is offered to participants whose primary affiliation is located in a country bordering the Black Sea. Please see the Workshop Information document for further details.

Venue: Mirroring at the National Institute for Marine Research and Development in Constanţa, Romania

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 one’s usual working or home environment. Although the presenter is not expected to attend in person (due to travel restrictions under COVID-19), the National Institute for Marine Research and Development in Constanţa, Romania, has graciously agreed to provide a physical venue for workshop participants (bringing their own laptop), should they so wish. This workshop will be fully supported (including wifi), and all sessions will be mirrored (live-streamed to a large screen) for registered participants who wish to attend at the mirroring venue (National Institute for Marine Research and Development “Grigore Antipa” (NIMRD), 300 Mamaia Bdv., Constanţa 3, RO-900581, Romania).

IMPORTANT: Attendance at the mirroring venue will be subject to any restrictions or closures that may be 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 Constanţa venue (e.g., directions, parking, nearby accommodation, etc.), please contact the local organiser: Laura Boicenco ([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.