Highland Statistics Ltd was founded more than 20 years ago by Dr. Alain F. Zuur (statistician). The company is based in Scotland and provides statistical courses and consultancy.
An interdisciplinary team consisting of Dr. Alain F. Zuur (statistician) and Dr. Elena N. Ieno (biologist) teaches 20 - 25 statistical online and onsite courses per year. Courses are non-technical and cover a wide range of statistical techniques and application fields. See this pdf file for a detailed description, or click on the button below.
- Generalised Additive Models for the analysis of spatial and spatial-temporal data. Trondheim, Norway. 4 - 7 September 2023.
- Data exploration, multiple linear regression, GLM, and GAM. With an intro to R. Livorno, Italy. 25 - 29 September 2023.
- Data exploration, multiple linear regression, GLM, and GAM. With an intro to R. With Live Zoom sessions in May 2023.
Our course material is based on a series of 12 statistical textbooks. The first 3 were published by Springer. One book was translated into Chinese and Japanese.
We now offer a "View-only" package for university and institutional libraries. Get access to all our books for all your employees.
We have contributed to a large number of scientific papers, which has resulted in a long list of co-authored papers. In particular, we are first-authors of one of the most cited and downloaded papers in ecology: A protocol for data exploration to avoid common statistical problems. Zuur et al. (2010). This paper is labeled as a 'Hot Paper' in the field of Environment/Ecology by Science Watch at Thomson Reuters.
Highland Statistics provides statistical consultancy in various forms, e.g. help with paper submission or referee comments, guidance with statistical analyses, or analysis of data. Our input can be anything from a few hours to large projects of 50+ days. Our customers include the United Nations, NIOZ, Wageningen University, Institute of Marine Research, DFO, JNCC, Rijkswaterstaat, DEWLP, among many others.