The author

Hi all, this is Marco Plebani. I hold a BSc in Ecology and Biodiversity from the University of Pisa, a MSc in Marine Biology from the University of Pisa, and a PhD in Ecology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland. During 2016-2019 I worked as a pollination biology researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. I consider myself a quantitative ecologist that likes to take the occasional dip into evolutionary biology. I am not tied to a specific environment or system: I am currently involved in a number of projects spanning from the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of plant-pollinator interactions to the spatial ecology of hippos. I like to try to translate the beauty of nature in quantitative terms.

I have used R consistently since 2011, mostly thanks to the teaching of Prof. Owen Petchey and Prof. Andy Hector. I taught or assisted with the teaching of applied statistics and R at the University of Zurich and at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I do all my statistics, modelling, graphs, and data handling in R.

When I am not doing ecology or statistics I am probably outside, climbing some rocks.

You are free to use my original material on this website for non-lucrative purposes. If you are planning to make money out of it, get in touch with me first so that we can arrange terms, conditions, and a fair share for me. I am also available as an R-gun for hire for statistical consultancy and for teaching courses.


Contact: marcoplebani85 _AT_ (replace _AT_ with @)