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Very good course content with hands-on exercises! 

Very inspiring teachers, thank you!

These were some of many very positive comments after the evaluation of the PhD course "Meta-analysis in Biology and Environmental Sciences", 2014-11-03 - 07, Tjärnö. 

Meta-analysis is the statistical synthesis of the results of different research studies. These tools and the conceptual framework in which they are based provide a widely implemented, cross-disciplinary statistical framework for quantifying, pooling, and evaluating the results of different studies on the same topic. In this course, students learned how to conduct a meta-analysis from the start to finish. We also discussed some common mistakes as well as controversies regarding the implementation of meta-analysis in the biological and environmental sciences.

Teachers were Jessica Gurevitch from Stony Brook University and Julia Koricheva from University of London.





In total there was 22 participants from 8 different countries on the course. 



The course was funded by the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Gothenburg and the Swedish Research Council Formas.  

Read the course evaluation



New publication:

Individual Specialization to Non-Optimal Hosts in a Polyphagous Marine Invertebrate Herbivore

by Finn A. Baumgartner, Henrik Pavia, Gunilla B. Toth in PLoS ONE


The Centre for Marine Chemical Ecology brings together researchers in biology, chemistry and biohydrodynamics to collaborate and improve the understanding of chemically mediated interactions between marine organisms and their environment.

Focus is on production and response to bioactive compounds used in chemical defense.

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