[MARMAM] Distance sampling workshops St Andrews, August 2016, second notice

Eric Rexstad er26 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Wed Mar 2 06:47:56 PST 2016

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental 
Modelling (CREEM) is hosting two linked workshops in the summer of 2016 
at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. This second announcement is 
to note

·Workshop registration is now open (see website URL at bottom of this 
note to reserve a place)

·As part of the registration fee, participants will receive the 2015 
book Distance Sampling: Methods and Application by Buckland et al. that 
focuses upon topics of relevance to distance sampling practitioners.The 
case studies found in this book will form the basis of both the 
introductory and advanced workshops.

The first workshop (16-19 August) will run at an introductory level, and 
will focus on distance sampling methods, largely described in the 
standard reference book "Introduction to Distance Sampling." The 
workshop will be a blend of theory and practice and participants will 
learn how to use the program "Distance." Participants will gain a solid 
grounding in both survey design and methods of analysis for distance 
sampling surveys.

The advanced distance sampling workshop (22-25 August) will include 
advanced treatment of analyses in which detectability on the transect 
line is not assumed to be perfect (the so-called g(0) problem) and 
spatial (or density surface) modelling. We will showcase a series of R 
packages for performing standard as well as sophisticated analyses in R.

For all workshops, participants are encouraged to bring their own data 
sets, and can expect to perform preliminary analyses of their data. 
Participants can use our computers or bring their own laptops.

Additional details regarding the workshop contents and registration 
details can be found at our website


Eric Rexstad
Research Unit for Wildlife Population Assessment
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews Scotland KY16 9LZ
+44 (0)1334 461833
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No SC013532

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