Special Topics in Biology: R for Ecological Analysis

BI 3263
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Not Offered in 2018

Cost per Credit Hour

$570

Total Course Cost

$1,710

Continuing Education Units

4.5 CEUs

Instructor: Dr. Brent Bibles

Dr. Brent Bibles is an Associate Professor Wildlife Biology at Unity College. He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from the University of Arizona and BS in Fisheries and Wildlife from Utah State. Brent has been involved in wildlife management since the 1980’s and is a well-respected expert in the field. Besides working in academia, he has worked for state wildlife and federal land management agencies. He is primarily an ornithologist but works with all taxa. He has worked with several threatened or endangered species, most recently the Mexican Spotted Owls and black-footed ferrets.

Dr. Bibles is an excellent teacher and works at delivering courses using question-driven instruction. His contribution to the Sustainable Natural Resource Management track of the MS in Professional Science is to add his management experience, quantitative abilities, and student-focused teaching style to the curriculum.

Special Topics in Biology: R for Ecological Analysis Overview

In this course you will learn how to program in R and how to use R for effective data analysis.

Course Description

3 Credit Hours

You will learn how to install and configure software necessary for a statistical programming environment and describe generic programming language concepts as they are implemented in R statistical language. The course covers practical issues in statistical computing which includes programming in R, reading data into R, accessing R packages, writing R functions, debugging, profiling R code, and organizing and commenting R code. Topics in statistical data analysis will provide real world examples.

Prerequisites: College-level math or statistics class

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