I can’t believe I missed this: World Statistics Day! Who knew there was a day to celebrate (if that’s the right verb for you) statistics?
So with that excuse, I’m reposting links to learning and using R from the R bloggers aggregate site which did commemorate World Statistics Day with a nice set of links to Tutorials for R.
On the subject of R, specific to Species Distribution Modeling, Robert Hijmans has a R package called dismo, which allows you to port your entire workflow to R, from GBIF queries and georeferencing to modeling with Bioclim, Domain, Mahalanobis, GLM, GAM, Maxent, BRT, RF, or SVMs.
More tutorial material on R and modeling in the future.