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Workshop on R for Ecological Economics

Venue: TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
Dates: 16th and 17th March, 2018

Applications are invited from research scholars and teachers for a workshop titled ‘R for Ecological Economics’. The objective of the workshop is to provide hands-on experience to the participants on the uses of an analytical software, R, for researching in Ecological Economics.

The workshop will

(a) Introduce the tools in R for producing documents, presentations, graphs
(b) Introduce the statistical and model simulations in R
(c) Provide hands-on experience with datasets containing a range of variables including spatial, ecological and climatic ones.

Tentative session plan is enclosed.

Interested candidates must send (a) a 1000 words concept note on the topic of their research (ongoing or planned), (b) a copy of their brief curriculum vitae to and (c) INSEE membership number, if applicable.

Extended date of submission: 9 March, 2018

Selected candidates will be informed by: 12 March, 2018

Number of seats: 15

Fees: (a) INR 3,500 for non-INSEE members; (b) INR 3,000 for INSEE members

The course fee covers Lunch and Refreshments and Venue costs on both days. Fees are to be paid only after selection.

Selected participants will need to bring their own electronic device for using R. For advice on accommodation, outstation candidates may write to with indicative budget and duration of stay.


Day 1

Vikram Dayal (IEG)
• Introduction to R and RStudio
• Introduction to data wrangling and graphing
• Getting your data in and working with Chhatre Agrawal data
• Using the WDI package to: produce graphs of environmental indicators
• Introduction to producing documents and presentations with R Markdown

Day 2

• Introduction to statistical and model simulation

Suresh Babu (AUD)
• Spatial patterns with ecological data

Parth Khare (Data Science Consultant)
• Big and spatial data
• climate change data

Dr. Nandan Nawn
Head, Department of Policy Studies, TERI SAS, and
Secretary, Indian Society for Ecological Economics