2017 Annual Meeting and Short Course

  23rd Annual Meeting & Short Course

June 14-16, 2017

University of Massachusetts Conference Center, Amherst MA

Short Course – June 14th, topic “The Basics of R”: tentative schedule here!

This 1-day workshop is has been developed for people who have never used R before, or have only limited experience using R. The workshop will be split into two section: Data Carpentry and Basic Analyses, and will be split between brief mini-lectures, guided tutorial and independent exercises.

Data Carpentry (morning session) – In this part of the workshop, we will focus on some of the basic concepts, skills and tools required to operate successfully in the R environment. The main objective here is to develop a familiarity with the R syntax, the variety of data object types, and some plotting and data processing functions. In this session we will develop the idea of a repeatable workflow which will highlight the values of R, and of programming more broadly.
Data Analysis (afternoon session) – Having developed a workflow for importing data, exploring data, and preparing data for analysis, we will focus on formatting data specifically for analysis using linear models. We will briefly discuss linear models before demonstrating how to do statistical analysis in R.

A maximum of 30 people may attend the short course, so be sure to register as soon as possible!


Meeting – June 15-16th

Save the date!

Sessions will include:

  • Ecological Services
  • Emerging Contaminants
  • Contaminated Sediments
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sustainability/Toxics Use Reduction
  • General Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

We also will have a panel session on “How to become better science communicators to influence policy”, which is particularly timely and most important in this new administration.
Abstract submission and meeting registration are now open, with abstracts due by May 15th. Please go here for information on registration fees. More information on accommodations coming soon!

For information on accommodations, please go here.