Multivariate Statistics in Ecology and Quantitative Genetics SS 2018

Lecture with Exercises (Vorlesung mit Übung)


Dirk Metzler and Noémie Becker

Time and rooms

25. June to 13. July
Lecture: Every day (Mo to Fr) from 9:00 to 10:30
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 examples (data 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.

Language: English

Course material

Material will be added during the course. Here is the course material from 2017.


Last update: 1. April 2018