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Recommended Books

R in Action: Data Analysis and Graphics with R - Great book for getting started with R, covering all the basics to advanced techniques. If you were to buy only one book, it should be this one.

An introduction to statistics and how to use them with R. Nice and easy to follow if you're not sure which stats to use.

An introduction to R for Spatial Analysis and Mapping - Useful book for getting started using R for spatial analysis, mapping, and GIS.


R Project for Statistical Computing - R project homepage - Download R here.

QGIS - Free GIS software.


Climate Data

Climatic Research Unit (CRU) - Climate data from CRU.

WorldClim - Climate data from WorldClim.


Tom Bishop: Lab Notes - Blog of lab tech Tom Bishop at The University of Manchester, lots of useful lab related posts, and some R guides.

Ecology of the Past - Blog related to palaeo climatic and environmental research.