STATISTICS TRAINING AND PROBLEM SETS:

Prior to beginning the statistics problem sets, view the following short presentations produced by Statisticslectures.com.

Links to statistics videos (docx) This a word document with active links to the videos. use Ctrl-Click to open a link.

Simple statistics for biologists (pdf) A primer on basic statistics and hypothesis testing. Samples, populations, descriptive statistics, parametric and non-parametric tests, chi-square, t-tests, ANOVA, multiple comparisons tests,correlation and regression.

Data Transformation Primer (pdf) (Don Dearborn, 2015) ---- this is a brief explanation of data transformations are and how to recognize which transformation to use.

Statistics Problem Sets and Data Files:

Statistics homework data files - FOR PROBLEM SET #2- NOTE: The data set you'll use is determined by your last name first initial.

Statistics Problem Set 1 (pdf) - descriptive statistics review ...................................
Statistics Problem Set 2 (pdf) - comparisons of two samples ................................
Statistics Problem Set 3 (pdf) - comparisons of three or more samples.................
Statistics Problem Set 4 (pdf) - correlation and simple linear regression ...............

WRITING CONSIDERATIONS

Journal Style Writing in Bio 270 (pdf) Suggested readings from the HTWG and Hofmann (2016)

Word Usage in Scientific Writing (pdf) (after: 1999 J Mammalogy) This is an excellent list of commonly misused words and phrases with suggestions of better usage.

LAB DATA FILES: To be posted as we compile the data.

ACID RAIN LAB

WHITE PINE LAB

ROCKY INTERTIDAL LAB

### FLIGHT EVOLUTION LAB (not done in 2018)

CLIMATE CHANGE

acid2018.pzf (Prism file)

acid2018.xlsx(Excel file)

biomass2018.xlsx (Excel)

Original pine lab field data (pdf)

rocky2018.pzf

Flight calculator data table
(Excel file)

Updated leaf area protocol (pdf)

pines2018.pzf(Prism file)

pines2018.xlsx (Excel file)

Simpson's Diversity Index Calculator
Note: The needed data sets for 2018 will be included in the calculator.

Revised flight evolution write up instructions (pdf)

Williams 1991 (pdf)

Photoshop Basics (pdf)

Lancaster and Leak (1978) (pdf) Read p 1-4.

O'Connell, B.M. and M.J. Kelty. 1994. (pdf)

Silvics of North America Vol 1 & 2
(pdf: compedium of softwood (vol1) and hardwood species
(Vol. 2) biology)

Scrosati et al 2011 (pdf)