Data Analysis in Ecology using R

12th - 16th Sept. 2022


Registration for this workshop is now closed. However please feel free to contact us if you are interested and we can inform you when our next workshop will take place.

R is an incredibly powerful statistical environment and one of the most used statistical tool in life sciences. It is also free and open source. However, R has a steep learning curve. This course aims at making you comfortable with the R programming language within 5 days. Join us for this workshop in the beautiful region of Wendland, which provides an ideal learning environment.


Course topics

  • Overview of R capabilities
  • Import and tidying up of biological data sets
  • Data exploration
  • Introduction to hypothesis testing
  • Plotting in R

For whom

  • Anybody who is interested to start data analysis in R
  • Open to students and professionals
  • People with little or no experience


Karina, Mark, and Lea are biologists trained in ecology and molecular biology. They have extensive experience in applying and teaching life science data analysis.

Course details

The venue is the beautiful Proitzer Mühle

The seminar house is situated halfway between Uelzen and Salzwedel, ~ 5km distance from the Schnega train station. 

The course will be given in a format of short lectures followed by practical sessions. We will be walking you through the R code and participants will recreate the demonstrative examples using real-life data sets publicly available.

The workshop will be taught in English. We can also answer one-to-one questions in English, German, French, and Spanish.

Maximum number of participants is 15 students.


  • Participants must have access to a laptop.
  • A current version of R and RStudio software  installed before the start of the course .
To install RStudio:

Course fee (5 days):

376€ (Reduced student fee: 226€)

Accommodation (4 nights):

Single room: 344€

Shared room: 264€

Accommodation costs include all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner + coffee break).

Not included in the costs: bedding (+8€)


You will receive two separate invoices, one for the course fee and another for your accommodation costs.

12/09/2022 to 16/09/2022

Start: Monday at 11:00 am / Ends: Friday at 3:00 pm.

Lectures and practical sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm (Including lunch break and coffee breaks).

Last day to register: 15/08/2022.

Two weeks before the course starts, we will notify all participants with further details and materials.

Participant family members and guests are welcome to stay! Please contact us if you want to bring guests.

  • Dogs are allowed, please contact us for further details.
  • There is a sauna and a swimming pond.

You can download the course program here: CREW.R.workshop.program

 To book send us an email or contact us for further questions: