The Basics of R (for ecologists)

Get started with R and master the essentials through my complete foundational course

 

By the end of the course you will be able to confidently:

  • Install R and RStudio
  • Use RStudio like a pro
  • Upload your data into R
  • Clean and prepare data for plotting and analysis
  • Explore your data by adding new variables, combining datasets and modifying existing variables
  • Plot your data using scatterplots, line graphs, and boxplots
  • Manage and organize entire projects with R and RStudio
  • Learn the best practices for writing clear and reproducible code in R

In summary, this course is a shortcut to learning R quickly but effectively. Though most content is designed and presented from my own perspective as an ecologist, all course content is also applicable to most related fields.

What this course does not cover:

To cover the basics of R in an effective way, I cannot cover everything. So this course does not cover:

  • Data analysis or modeling
  • GIS or spatial visualization
  • Advanced topics in visualization such as using ggplot2

I believe that these topics are relatively easy to branch into once your foundation with the basics is in place and I plan to expand into these and other topics in future courses.

You can get lifetime access to Basics of R (for ecologists) for only $247! ⬇️

Basics of R (for ecologists)
[IN ENGLISH]

$247

  • Lifetime access to 38 videos (8+ hours of in-depth instruction)
  • Downloadable course materials including all R scripts and data
  • Exercise and solution sections with each module
  • Q/A access to me through video comments
  • 30-day money back guarantee
ENROLL NOW

Basics of R (for ecologists)
[EN ESPAÑOL]

$247

  • Acceso de por vida a 38 vídeos (más de 8 horas de instrucción en profundidad)
  • Materiales del curso descargables, incluyendo los scripts de R y datos
  • Secciones de ejercicios y soluciones con cada módulo
  • Acceso a preguntas y respuestas a través de los comentarios de los vídeos
  • Garantía de devolución del dinero durante 30 días
INSCRÍBASE AHORA

Did you know? Credits from R for Ecology courses now go towards the Ecological Society of America’s Professional Ecologist Certification program!

Learn more here: ESA Ecologist Certification Program


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?

The course is a completely self-paced online course, so you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own!

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Are there scholarships available?

Yes! If you are a student from a low median income country or a professional earning less than $500 USD monthly, then you should apply for our R for Ecology Scholarship program. Just click here to apply.

Can I get a certificate for completing this course?

Yes, absolutely! Everyone that completes this course will receive an official certificate of completion.

What if I’m not an ecologist? Is the course still relevant?

Yes! Though the course is based on my own experiences of using R for ecology, all of the course content will be applicable and relevant for most other fields in biology if not many fields even outside the sciences. The course also uses ecological datasets, but the principles are mostly universal.

Does it matter if I use a Mac or PC?

Nope! Although the course is taught using a Mac, the content and features in R and R Studio are universal between the two operating systems and I mention anytime there is a difference between the two.

But what if I don’t know anything about R or statistics?

That’s fine! This course is designed as the first step for anyone interested in learning how to use R and the course content does not assume any prerequisites.

Are the courses captioned?

Yes! All videos are captioned with english subtitles that meet accessibility standards.

 


Join hundreds of other students…

A few comments from an anonymous survey about this course:

— The way this course is organized lets me feel good about learning it. Everything is extremely well explained and helpful. I couldn’t be happier

— I am very happy. I find the explanations clear, the pace of the course is appropriate, and the way the instructor goes topic by topic is very understandable.

— I started with no knowledge about R, and now I feel like an expert on it :-). thank you.

— I like that it can be done at our own pace and that you walk us through the example problems.

— I liked many things till here. First, it starts from the very basics of R. Second, it is detailed and use of every command is explained well. Third, it is self paced, thus user friendly.

— Thorough explanations - the instructor never takes it for granted that we will know even the simplest steps, always explains in detail :)

— I like that it starts from the ground up, so that no individual concept feels too complex, or out of reach. It helps get the learner over that wall of entry. I also like how the tools are introduced in a way that becomes applicable to personal data.

You can get lifetime access to Basics of R (for ecologists) for only $247! ⬇️

Basics of R (for ecologists)
[IN ENGLISH]

$247

  • Lifetime access to 38 videos (8+ hours of in-depth instruction)
  • Downloadable course materials including all R scripts and data
  • Exercise and solution sections with each module
  • Q/A access to me through video comments
  • 30-day money back guarantee
ENROLL NOW

Basics of R (for ecologists)
[EN ESPAÑOL]

$247

  • Acceso de por vida a 38 vídeos (más de 8 horas de instrucción en profundidad)
  • Materiales del curso descargables, incluyendo los scripts de R y datos
  • Secciones de ejercicios y soluciones con cada módulo
  • Acceso a preguntas y respuestas a través de los comentarios de los vídeos
  • Garantía de devolución del dinero durante 30 días
INSCRÍBASE AHORA

About Luka Negoita

I received my PhD in Biology from Syracuse University in 2018 where I specialized in analyzing ecological data using R. I love teaching and have mentored countless students and scientists in everything from experimental design to using R for creating figures for their publication. I present this school as my way of helping the next generation of grad students in ecology, as well as promoting data and science literacy.

Dr. Nishanta Rajakaruna
Professor in Plant Biology,
CalPoly State University

Luka is perfect for teaching a course on R for ecologists—he has a strong theoretical background in ecology, numerous experiences in field- and greenhouse-based studies, a knack for data analyses, and a life-long passion to teach.