Natura 2000 Part 5 - Statistical Inference


Statistical inference is the process of drawing conclusions about populations or scientific truths from data, done by emplying statistical modeling, data oriented strategies and explicit use of designs and randomization in analyses. There are a maze of techniques, philosophies and nuance for performing statistical inference, so we will focus on a practical approach for making informed choices in analyzing data.

Natura 2000 Part 1 - Introduction

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Natura 2000 is a network of nature protection areas in the territory of the European Union. It is made up of Special Areas of Conservation and Special Protection Areas designated respectively under the Habitats Directive and Birds Directive. The network includes both terrestrial and marine sites. Natura 2000 protects around 18 percent of land in the EU countries, as well as 251,564 square km of marine environment.

In the following articles, I will use data from Natura 2000 to show how to work with R to get, process and present data.

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