Background and activities

My research focusses on the application of dimiension reduction techniques for datasets on ecology communities. Dimension reduction techniques for multivariate data are referred to as "ordination" in ecology. Classical ordination techniques such as PCA, CA, or NMDS have various caveats, so in order to improve the ordination of ecological communities, we work on the development, application, and useability, of model-based ordination. For my research, that is in the context of the gllvm R-package.