[MARMAM] Intermediate-level distance sampling training workshop 31 July -- 04 August 2017

Eric Rexstad er26 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Tue Jan 24 03:51:27 PST 2017

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling 
(CREEM) is hosting an  intermediate-level workshop in the summer of 2017 
in our purpose-built facilities at the University of St Andrews, 
Scotland.  The workshops are taught by leading researchers in the field, 
using industry-standard software.

The five day workshop will start on Monday 31st July at 09:00, with 
registration from 08:45, at CREEM, and finish on Friday 4th August at 17:00.

There are two pre-requisites for this workshop: a) understanding of 
conventional distance sampling and b) basic competence with the R 
programming language.  Pre-requisite (a) can be fulfilled by 
understanding of fundamental materials presented in Buckland et al. 
(2001, Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7) or Buckland et al. (2015, Chapters 1, 
2, 4, 5 and 6) — e.g., through previous training or by independent study.

Pre-requisite (b) can be achieved by either working through 
instructional materials in R available at datacamp.com, or by attending 
a free half-day tutorial preceding the workshop (30 July 2017 
1400-1700). Please register for this tutorial on the registration form 
at the bottom of this page.

The first day of the workshop will review fundamental principles of 
distance sampling, analyses involving conventional distance sampling and 
survey design.  Subsequently, attention will turn to simulation of 
distance sampling surveys for design purposes, and to survey and 
analysis methods for dealing with imperfect detection on the trackline 
(double-observer methods). Slightly more than two days will be devoted 
to spatial modelling of distance sampling data.  A blend of the latest 
version Distance 7 and the R computing language will be employed.  
Throughout the workshop, there will be unstructured time, with 
instructors working with participants on their specific problems.

Further details and registration instructions can be found at


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