Ecology

It is said that every living organism has a relationship with every other element that makes up its environment. Ecology is the science of the world. The world we, as the human race, rely on to provide food, resources and an environment in which to survive. The human race is therefore not only reliant on the earth but you as the earth scientist to discover new ways of dealing with the rising demands for resources. Demands that have already had such an impact on our natural world .

It is difficult to demonstrate the relevance of GenStat to each division as Ecology covers so many sectors of science. What is unmistakable however is that GenStat is the only software to have grown up and remained focussed on the life sciences. We acknowledge your need for continual advancements in ANOVA and REML methodologies, we listen when you speak of new technologies such as species accumulation curves and most importantly we understand science as well as statistics.

Why GenStat?

As the only company of its kind to concentrate on the life sciences, VSNi are ideally placed to help you reach your goals quickly, efficiently and perhaps most important of all, accurately. With a growing awareness that new technologies can support and often accelerate results, GenStat provides all the tools you need to bring viable research and top class analyses to your ecology data.

  • Analyse large, complex datasets easily and efficiently
  • Assist in defining factors that affect your ecological research
  • Define key traits
  • Discover patterns in vast sets of data
  • Determine risk factors
  • Define interactions between organisms and the environment
  • Determine whether observed effects are ecologically significant
  • Integrate ecological, agricultural and climatic data
  • Visually present data and results in an interactive environment

With thousands of analyses, procedures and directives a single page isn’t nearly enough to show off GenStat. The following is but a small example of some of the possibilities; to gauge the full potential why not try GenStat for yourself?

  • Design experiments and plan ecological monitoring systems
  • Analysis of variance to compare observations and assumptions
  • REML facilities to obtain unbiased predictors of phenotypic performance
  • Model data using generalized linear models
  • GLMM techniques allowing for error distributions
  • Analysis of frequency using negative binomial distribution
  • Chi squared tests for conformity and linkage
  • Advanced modelling using HGLMs
  • Diversity Indices
  • Graphical display of species abundance data and modelling

Whether your area of expertise is plants, animals, insects or biome, genetics or statistics we understand our role is to support you in conducting relevant research and producing accurate results. We promise to deliver yearly updates based on your input along with an unparalleled level of support to assist in your research and progression in the science of ecology.

“Nature does nothing uselessly.” — Aristotle