A short course in the tidyverse, graphing and basic summary stats
A short course on mapping, GIS and spatial analysis in R from 2020
Notes from my award winning presentation
A short course for conservation scientists and biologists written in 2016
Get started with this popular blog post
Learn the basics of making spatial predictions with GAMs in R
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.
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.