Introduction to Ecological Modeling in R (Online)


Date and Time:

Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 9:00am

Registration Deadline:

Monday, July 4, 2022, 11:59pm


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn a variety of essential quantitative skills in R to be successful in analyzing, presenting, and publishing your research findings. The examples used during the course are tailored to the needs of students, researchers, and professionals in ecology-and wildlife-related disciplines.


  • R Boot Camp - refresher
  • Normal populations
  • Randomization tests
  • Chi-squared goodness of fit
  • Simple linear regression
  • Multiple linear regression
  • Model selection

PREREQUISITES: Basic statistics and introductory R training (e.g., R Boot Camp for Ecologists and Wildlife Biologists).

FORMAT & DATES: This is a 1-credit equivalent academic course (16 contact hrs + additional work) where you learn at your own pace. This is NOT a “Watch me use R” course where your instructor presents a series of tutorials.

You have two options when enrolling in this course:

(1)  Instructor support. Reach out to your instructor over a 1-month period to get help as you work through prerecorded lectures, problem sets, and your own personal work. Instructor support includes emailing your instructor, accessing live discussion threads, and scheduling one-on-one appointments (Zoom or phone) about course material, your research, datasets from work, etc. You MUST select this option if you want to take the course for academic credit at your home institution. It is highly RECOMMENDED that you select this option if you would like to work with an instructor on a dataset from school or work.

Opens on July 5, 2022, and closes on July 31, 2022

(2)  NO instructor support. Sign up anytime and learn at your own pace over the summer as you work through prerecorded lectures and problem sets. Be aware that at any time during the first month, you may upgrade to receive Instructor support.

Opens on July, 5, 2022, and closes on August 28, 2022

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT: This course has been pre-approved for continuing education by (1) the Ecological Society of America for 4 CEUs in Category I(a): Scientific Education and Training, and (2) The Wildlife Society for 21 CEUs in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ESA CERTIFICATION: This course is approved by the Ecological Society of America for 1 semester hour of qualified coursework that can be used to meet the minimum education requirements in Physical and Mathematical Science.

How to Register:

To learn more/to register, please visit our course website.

No instructor support

Early bird course fee (before June 5): $400 professional / $300 student

Regular course fee (after June 5): $450 professional / $350 student

Instructor support

Early bird course fee (before June 5): $550 professional / $450 student

Regular course fee (after June 5): $600 professional / $500 student

SCHOLARSHIPS: Full scholarships are available to participants from countries designated as “lower income” and “lower middle income” in the World Bank List of Economies. Please see our CWS World Scholars Program page for details.

Contact Email:

Contact Name:

Jessica Kennelly