This introductory statistics course aims to provide students interested in ecology with a supportive, encouraging and comfortable environment for developing a solid understanding of core statistical concepts. Ecology, the study of the relationships between organisms to one another and their environment, is a discipline concerned with quantifying the relationships we observe in nature. The objective of the course is to demystify statistics and help develop the basic level of understanding that all future ecologists should possess. In this course, you will develop a detailed understanding of why and how to apply the great variety of statistical tools available for answering important ecological questions, including exposure to parametric and non-parametric tests of differences (e.g., t-test, ANOVA), correlations (e.g., regression), and associations (e.g., chi-squared). (Gen. Ed. R2)