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Hi all, this is Marco Plebani. I hold a PhD in Ecology from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and I am currently working as a pollination biologist 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 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 @)