R for Biodiversity Analysis Workshop

Instructor: Steven Kembel (UQÀM)

An introduction to the use of the R statistical computing environment for analysis of biodiversity data. This workshop will provide a brief introduction to R, an overview of resources for ecological and evolutionary analysis in R, and give participants hands-on experience using R to analyze the evolution of species traits and the taxonomic, functional, and phylogenetic diversity of ecological communities.

Instructions for workshop participants

You will need to have the latest version of R and the following packages installed on your computer prior to the workshop:

You can download R for Windows, Mac, or Linux from http://www.r-project.org.

Once you have installed R, you can install the picante package by typing the following command within R while connected to the internet:

install.packages("picante", dependencies=TRUE)

The RStudio Desktop development environment is optional but highly recommended.

Workshop materials