Description
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, together with the OGS (National Institute for Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics), Trieste, Italy, will organize a School on Recent Advances in Analysis of Multivariate Ecological Data: Theory and Practice from 24th to 28th October 2016. The School will be co-sponsored by the International Union of Geodesy & Geophysics (IUGG), and the International Society for Ecological Modelling.

The school aims to provide both, the theoretical and practical knowledge needed to perform advanced analysis of physical, environmental and ecological data, and to provide a bridge between theory and practice. Ecosystems are facing cumulative impacts of a variety of stressors (e.g. pollution, climate change, exploitation of natural resources, invasive species) that can potentially alter their state and functionality and possibly adversely impact both, human health and nature’s own capability to provide goods and services. To tackle with these challenges, a large number of institutional monitoring programs and of research projects have been launched, so that the amount of available experimental information is steadily increasing. However, there is still a substantial lack in the capabilities to use advanced quantitative methods to analyze these data and to plan more efficient data collection for the future. A proper analysis of the data requires a full understanding of the theoretical assumptions used in the analysis, so to guide the choice of the proper methodologies. Moreover, practical skills are needed to fully exploit the possibilities of appropriate data analysis software.

 
Go to day
  • Monday, 24 October 2016
    • 08:30 - 19:30
      • 08:30 Registration (ONLY for participants not staying in the ICTP Guest Houses) Please note: Subsidized paticipants should go to the Operations office FERMI Building: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30-12:00 and 13:30 - 14:30. UNICREDIT BANK branch on ICTP campus, Fermi Building, opened only on Mondays and Fridays 8:20 to 13:20 and from 14:30 to 16:00 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 09:00 Welcome and School Presentation 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
      • 09:15 Introduction to data analysis, Ordination in reduced space (PCA) 1h15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 Transformation of species abundace data tables prior to linear analyses 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Ordination in reduced space (CA, PCoA) 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Seminar prof. M. Scardi: Machine learning and neural networks in R for ecological data analysis (Theory) 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Michele Scardi (University of 'Tor Vergata" Rome)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Practice (Coffee break available 15:30:16:00) 2h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )
      • 17:30 Ice-Breaker Reception 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
  • Tuesday, 25 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Measures of similarity and dissimilarity, especially for community composition data 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Multiple linear regression. R-square, adjusted R-square, AIC, tests of significance 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 Polynomial regression 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Partial regression and variation partitioning 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Seminar prof. M. Scardi: Machine learning and neural networks in R for ecological data analysis (Practice) 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )
        Speaker: Michele Scardi (University of 'Tor Vergata" Rome)
      • 15:30 Practice (Coffee break available 15:30:16:00) 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )
  • Wednesday, 26 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria
      • 09:00 Seminar prof. S. Džeroski: Mining big and complex data in ecology and environmental sciences 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Saso Dzeroski (Jožef Stefan Institute,Ljubljana)
      • 10:00 Statistical testing by permutation 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 Canonical redundancy analysis (RDA) and canonical correspondence analysis (CCA) 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Multivariate analysis of variance by canonical analysis 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30'
      • 14:00 Selection of environmental variables in RDA 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Practice (Coffee break available 15:30:16:00) 2h30' ( Informatics Lab and Giambiagi )
  • Thursday, 27 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Beta diversity partitioning and LCBD indices 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 09:45 Replacement and richness difference components of beta diversity 45' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 Spatial modelling: origin of spatial structures 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Mantel correlogram 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Seminar prof. F. Gillet: Symmetric Canonical Ordination: Co-Inertia Analysis and Multiple Factor Analysis (Theory) 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Francois Gillet (University of Franche- Comte, France)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Practice (Coffee break available 15:30:16:00) 2h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )
  • Friday, 28 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Multi-scale modelling of the spatial structure of ecological communities: dbMEM, generalized MEM, and AEM methods 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (dbMEM) Pierre Legendre (MEM, AEM) (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 Community surveys through space and time: testing the space-time interaction in repeated surveys 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Daniel Borcard (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Is the Mantel test useful for spatial analysis in ecology and genetics? 50' ( Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall )
        Speaker: Pierre Legendre (University of Montreal, Canada)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Seminar prof. F. Gillet: Symmetric Canonical Ordination: Co-Inertia Analysis and Multiple Factor Analysis (Practice) 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )
        Speaker: Francois Gillet (University of Franche- Comte, France)
      • 15:00 Practice (Coffee break available 15:30:16:00) 2h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Info Lab. )