Our next R course is at University of Queensland (Australia) from 18th Feburary 2020. Beginner, intermediate and advanced classes available.
Notes from my award winning presentation in 2018
A short course in the tidyverse, mapping and spatial models from 2019
A short course written in 2015
A short course for conservation scientists and biologists written in 2016
Get started with this popular blog post
Transfer your GIS skills to the R program
The maths behind linear models is easy to learn
Feel free to download and share the courses. You are welcome to use them for your own teaching, and I would love to hear about it. If you would like me to come and teach one of these courses at your institution, then get in touch.
Many people don't realise that the R programming language can work as a fully functioning GIS. It has several powerful advantages over many other GIS programs: you can program scripts for complete automation, it is relatively fast, and it is free.
The downside is that it is not easy to get started, particularly if you are not simultaneously a geo-statistical expert and a gun programmer. I am trying to make the jump easier for ecologists by providing courses and helpful blog posts here.
More code (including this webpage) is on my Github page.