[MARMAM] Online course: Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data

David Lawrence Miller dlm22 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Mon Dec 14 03:28:03 PST 2020

Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data: density surface 
modelling in practice

8-12th March 2021 1600-1800 GMT//1100-1300 EST//0800-1000 PST

This online course will cover how to fit spatial models to distance 
sampling data ("density surface modelling") in R. This will include:

- Brief overview of distance sampling
- Generalized additive models
- Fitting, checking and selecting density surface models
- Predicting abundance
- Making maps

Examples will be based around a line transect survey of sperm whales in 
the western Atlantic.


The course will consist of 5 live sessions delivered over 
videoconference. Between these sessions there will be practical R 
exercises to complete and to assist with these practicals. Each 
videoconference session will include time for lecturing and discussion 
of practical exercises.

Enrolment is limited to 15.


You should already know about distance sampling, for example by having 
taken an introductory workshop in person or online (either interactively 
or via our free pre-recorded lectures). You should also have experience 
using R.

Prior to the course we will running a software test meeting to ensure 
everyone can participate satisfactorily.

Cost: £250

Registration deadline: 15 January 2021

More information, with links to registration: 

Feel free to contact dlm22 at st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.

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