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Highland Statistics Ltd was founded more than 25 years ago by Dr. Alain F. Zuur (statistician). The company is based in Scotland and provides statistical courses and consultancy.

 

Statistics courses

An interdisciplinary team consisting of Dr. Alain F. Zuur (statistician) and Dr. Elena N. Ieno (biologist) offers 20 to 25 statistical online and onsite courses per year. Courses are non-technical and cover a wide range of statistical techniques. See this pdf file for a detailed description.

Upcoming onsite courses:

  • Advanced Multivariate Analysis -Integrating Classical Techniques with multivariate GLMM-. Wageningen, The Netherlands. 13 - 16 May 2024. Course flyer.
  • Zero-inflated GAMs for the analysis of spatial and spatial-temporal correlated data using R-INLA. Wageningen, The Netherlands. 23 - 27 September 2024. Course flyer.

Upcoming online live courses:

  • Data Exploration, Regression, GLM & GAM. With an introduction to R. In-house online live course for the University of Helsinki, Finland. April 2024.
  • Introduction to GAM and GAMM. In-house online live course for the University of Helsinki, Finland. September 2024.
  • Introduction to GLMs with spatial, and spatial-temporal correlation using R-INLA. In-house online live course for the University of Helsinki, Finland. November 2024

 

Books

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 have started with a second edition of our Springer book: 'Beginner's Guide to R. With ChatGPT integration'.

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Analysing Ecological Data
Analysing Ecological Data
Analysing Ecological Data
Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R
Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R
Mixed Effects Models and Extensions in Ecology with R
A Beginner's Guide to R.
A Beginner's Guide to R
A Beginner's Guide to R
The World of Zero-Inflated Models.
The World of Zero-Inflated Models
The World of Zero-Inflated Models
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 1: Using GLM and GLMM
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 1
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 1
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 2: Using GAM and Zero-Inlated Models
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 2
Beginner's Guide to Spatial, Temporal and Spatial-Temporal Ecological Data Analysis with R-INLA. Volume 2
Beginner's Guide to Zero-Inflated Models with R.
Beginner's Guide to Zero-Inflated Models with R
Beginner's Guide to Zero-Inflated Models with R
A Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Mixed Models with R.
A Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Mixed Models with R
A Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Mixed Models with R
Beginner's Guide to Data Exploration and Visualisation with R.
Beginner's Guide to Data Exploration and Visualisation with R
Beginner's Guide to Data Exploration and Visualisation with R
Beginner's Guide to GLM and GLMM with R .
Beginner's Guide to GLM and GLMM with R
Beginner's Guide to GLM and GLMM with R
Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Models with R.
Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Models with R
Beginner's Guide to Generalized Additive Models with R
Zero Inflated Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R.
Zero Inflated Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R
Zero Inflated Models and Generalized Linear Mixed Models with R

 We offer a "View-only" package for university and institutional libraries. Get access to all our books for all your employees.

 

Scientific papers

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.

 

Consultancy

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.