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