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R for Ecologists workshop

Sep 7, 2021


EcoCommons together with QCIF will once again be running an introductory online ‘R for ecologists’ workshop on the 20th – 21st October 2021.

What is the workshop about?

Led by a team of domain and technical experts, the workshop aims to increase digital literacy among students and researchers. It will introduce participants to the statistical program R specifically designed for ecologists and environmental scientists, and will focus on data analysis and visualisation in Ecology using the R package {tidyverse}. The workshop uses the internationally accepted Data Carpentry framework, which upskills researchers to work effectively and reproducibly with data and code.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore the RStudio interface and run your R Code and import CSV files 
  • Use the ‘select’ and ‘filter’ functions to manipulate your data
  • Use the ‘pipe operator’ for more complex data manipulation
  • Apply summary statistics to you data using the functions ‘summarize’, ‘group_by’ and ‘count’
  • Visualise data in different plots using the R package {ggplot2}

When is the workshop?

The workshop will run over 1.5 days from 20th October from 9:00 to 15:30 until 21st October 9:00 to 12:30. Spots are limited to 30 enrolments, so we encourage ecologists who are keen to increase their digital literacy to get in quick and sign-up today.

Why is digital literacy important?

With more environmental data being generated than ever before, researchers desperately need access to powerful tools to analyse and interpret outcomes for effective data-driven science. 

EcoCommons will transform ecological and environmental research by creating a trusted single platform for digital modelling and analysis needs. That’s why we are committed to building digital literacy among our next generation of platform users. We believe Ecologists who improve their digital literacy skills are better equipped to solve environmental challenges at a faster pace, while keeping up with rapid technological advancements. 

Learn more about EcoCommons.

Our partners

  • Australian Research Data Commons
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
  • EcoCommons Australia received investment ( from the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC). The ARDC is funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).

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