[MARMAM] Interactive distance sampling training workshop 17-28 February 2020, registration now open

Eric Rexstad er26 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Fri Jan 24 07:47:22 PST 2020

I*nteractive introductory distance sampling training*

The University of St Andrews has been training people in design and 
analysis of distance sampling studies for decades.  Perhaps you've 
wanted to attend but could not get permission for travel to Scotland or 
the scheduling of workshops in August conflicted with your field work. 
👨‍🌾 Distance sampling methods for estimating animal abundance is one 
of the most widely used methods in not only terrestrial systems but also 
marine mammal 🐋 investigations where assessment of marine mammal 
populations is difficult because imperfect detectability.

We are offering the training workshop in 10 two-hour blocks in late 
February.  You will be invited to interact in short lectures on distance 
sampling principles. 👩‍🎓 Exercises analysing data sets in R will 
reinforce those principles and the lecturer will be available to assist 
during the practical session via screen sharing.  The block will 
conclude with a summary of the exercise and question/answer session for 
both lecture and exercise. 💻  You can participate in polls during the 
workshop to assess your comprehension of topics discussed. 🤔

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom web conferencing software 
along with R-Studio "in the cloud"☁️; both free software tools.  You 
will need accounts for both pieces of software. I encourage you to 
experiment with Zoom (at https://zoom.us) and https://rstudio.cloud 
before the course begins. 👩‍💻

/Registration for the first two offering of this training each filled 
within a week of advertisement./ Persons on the wait list from earlier 
offerings have already filled some of the available places.  I suggest 
you register and pay without delay.

*Important details:*

*Workshop dates and time: 17-28 February 2020; 1600-1800 UK time* 
(1100-1300 EST, 0800-1000 PST) 🕰️
     Registration deadline: 07 February 2020📅
     Enrolment limit: 10 - several participants from the wait list have 
already registered
     Cost: 170 British pounds (roughly 205USD at current exchange rates)💵
     What is included: Lectures, exercises, code, data all available 

Further details are available at the CREEM website:


At this page you will find a link to the St Andrews online shop where 
you a) register and b) make payment.

Feel free to contact me with questions.  This will be the /last 
interactive training St Andrews will conduct for the winter 2019-2020/.  
Watch for the next round of offerings in autumn 2020. 🍂

The interactive workshops do not replace face-to-face distance sampling 
workshops that will be held in August 2020. Information regarding all 
distance sampling workshops can be found at



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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