Multivariate Statistics in Ecology and Quantitative Genetics SS 2018
Lecture with Exercises (Vorlesung mit Übung)
Instructors Dirk Metzler
and Noémie Becker
Time and rooms 25. June to 13. July
Lecture: Every day (Mo to Fr) from 9:00 to
Exercises: Plan the rest of each Tuesday to Friday for working on the exercises. Exercise sessions on these days will usually be from 11 to 11:30 am and from
3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Room for the lecture: C00.013
Exercises: While working on the exercise assignments you can sit in a lab room (t.b.a.).
The exam will be on 13. July at 3 pm.
To take the exam you need to register by e-mail to Dirk
Metzler before 10. July. Participants can bring non-programmable pocket calculators an
their personal assortment of formulas on an A4 sheet. This A4 can have any
contents on both sides BUT ONLY IN YOUR OWN HANDWRITING! (no copy, not
print-out, not another person's handwriting)
Basic knowledge of statistics. If you are not already familiar with the
free R software, it may be a good idea
to install it on your computer and get a bit familiar with it before the
course starts. Some
file FinchesSulloway.txt), R
tutorial, Martin's introductory R course.
In the exercises you will practice to analyse data with the methods listed below using the R software.
We will discuss the interpretations of
the results and problems that may arise during the analysis. In the
lectures we will explain the theoretical concepts behind the methods and
show how these methods can be applied.
If you would like to discuss analyses of your own
datasets during the course, please contact D. Metzler as soon as possible.
- Fundamental methods: Multivariate linear regression, Model
Selection, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Experimental
designs (nested, balanced, unbalanced,...), Graphical Inspection
of Fitted Models, Generalized Linear Models (GLM), Mixed
- Special Methods for complex ecological datasets:
Redundancy Analysis, Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Canonical
- Analysis of Gene Expression Data
Multiple-Testing Problems, Variance-Stabilizing
Normalization, Regularization, reconciliation with gene ontologies (GO)...
Methods in Genetics: Mapping Quantitative Traits Loci (QTLs).
Haley-Knott regression, Composite Interval Mapping, Multiple-QTL
the genetics task
Material will be added during the course.
Here is the course material from 2017.
Introductory statistics with R / Peter Dalgaard (Springer 2002)
Biometry: The Principles and Practice of Statistics in
Biological Research (3rd Ed.) / Sokal, Rohlf, (Palgrave Macmillan 1995)
Mixed effects models and extensions in ecology with R /
Alain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno, N. J. Walker,
Anatoly A. Saveliev, Graham M. Smith.
Modern applied statistics with S / W. N. Venables ; B. D. Ripley. - 4.
ed. (Springer 2002)
A Guide to QTL Mapping with R/qtl /
Karl W. Broman & Saunak Sen (Springer 2009)
Analysing ecological data / Alain F. Zuur ; Elena N. Ieno ; Graham M.
Smith. (Springer 2007)
Genetics and analysis of quantitative traits / Michael Lynch ; Bruce
Walsh. (Sinauer 1998)
Introduction to quantitative genetics / D. S. Falconer and Trudy F. C.
Mackay. - 4. ed. (Pearson 1996)
Numerical ecology / Legendre & Legendre (Elsevier 1998)
Statistical Genetics of Quantitative Traits / Wu, Ma & Casella. (Springer 2007)
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Solutions Using R and Bioconductor /
R. Gentleman, V.J. Carey, W. Huber, R.A. Irizarry, S. Dudoit (Eds.). (Springer
Likelihood, Bayesian, and MCMC Methods in Quantitative Genetics / D. Sorensen, D. Gianola (Springer 2002)
Mixed effects models in S and S-PLUS / Jose C. Pinheiro ; Douglas M.
Bates. (Springer, 2004)
Last update: 1. April 2018