LABORATORY OF ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS

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LABORATORY OF ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS
Teaching
LABORATORY OF ECOLOGICAL INFORMATICS
Subject area
BIO/07
Reference degree course
COASTAL AND MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY
Course type
Master's Degree
Credits
10.0
Teaching hours
Frontal Hours: 80.0
Academic year
2022/2023
Year taught
Course year
2
Language
ENGLISH
Curriculum
Curriculum E-Biodiversity and Ecosystem Sciences

Teaching description

Teaching program is provisional and may be subject to changes

Fundamentals of ecology; Basic computer knowledge; Basic statistical knowledge

The course activities are based on the use of the R language to access, format, analize, and visualize ecological data and the integration between R and Markdown for the visualization of scientific reports

Practical laboratory course introducing and implementing the use of IT tools for the analysis and representation of ecological data.

Laboratory activities during which the students will be tutored in the use of R codes provided by the lecturer

Final exam consisting in the creation of IT tools for the analysis and visualization of ecological data

Download of an ecological dataset from an online repository; data import/export in .CSV and in other common formats; data visualization using basic and advanced graphical tools in R; data augmentation by integration with information from online repositories such as FishBase; data geo-referencing and implementation of the dataset within a GIS-based context; univariate statistical analysis and introduction to exploratory multivariate approaches; use of Markdown for the creation and visualization of a scientific report

No specific textbooks are required

Semester

Exam type
Compulsory

Type of assessment
Oral - Final grade

Course timetable
https://easyroom.unisalento.it/Orario

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