Dr. Mark Gardener


Providing training for:

  • Ecology
  • Data analysis
  • Statistics
  • R: The Statistical Programming Language
  • Data management

Training Courses

We run training courses in data management, visualisation and analysis using Excel and R: The Statistical Programming Environment. From 2013 courses will be held at The Field Studies Council Field Centre at Slapton Ley in Devon. Alternatively we can come to you and provide the training at your workplace.

Tips & Tricks for R and Excel

An Introduction to R

Publications Page

Key Areas

We run courses in the following Key areas:

  • Data analysis
  • Data handling and analysis
  • Statistical analysis
  • Using R: the statistical programming language
  • Data management
  • Statistics
  • Using Excel effectively
  • Excel data management
  • Creating great graphs
  • Data mining

Course Venues

Courses can be run at various locations:



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Course Details

Dates are flexible and on a sign-up basis. See course details page for individual course specifications.

Course Dates

Courses are held throughout the year to maintain the widest range of courses and to be as flexible as possible. Once a course has interest we will contact you and arrange convenient dates.

Course Venues

Courses will be hosted at the Slapton Ley Field Centre in South Devon. Other Field Studies Council Field Centres may be used if appropriate.

We can come to you – if it is more convenient the course can be delivered at your workplace.

Course Length

Courses vary in length, from a day and a half to three days. See the individual course outlines for details.

Course Prices

Prices vary according to length of course and venue. The "day courses" are mostly £375 and the 3-day courses £725. Prices include accommodation at the Field Centre and all meals. See the individual course outlines for details. If the course is delivered at your workplace the price will be approx £200 per person per day but there is a progressive discount for more people and longer courses.

How to Apply

Simply fill out the form on this page to register your interest.

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R Tips & Hints

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An Introduction to R
The R Project Website


Other Resources/Links

R Project Homepage The main R website. The place to download R and find additional documentation.
An Introduction to R Some introductory material that I originally wrote to help me when I was learning R for myself.
Hints, Tips & Tricks for R and Excel Short tips and hints on a variety of subjects concerned with R and Excel. I update this from time to time (updates via my Twitter feed).
monogRaphs R monographs: slightly longer articles on specific R topics. Articles added from time to time (updates via my Twitter feed).
My Publications I have written books on data analysis and R. This page gives more details of these.

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