14 March 2008

Distance sampling workshops

During this summer 2008, the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is hosting two workshops on distance sampling techniques.

The aim of these workshops is to train participants in the latest methods for design and analysis of distance sampling surveys, including line and point transects. The workshops are taught by leading researchers in the field, such as the well-known Steve Buckland, using industry-standard software.

The first workshop - Introduction to Distance Sampling (August, 19th - 22nd) - will run at an preliminary level, and will focus on "conventional" distance sampling methods. The second - Advanced Techniques in Distance Sampling (August, 25th - 27th) - will cover recent advances in distance sampling research and software.

Both workshops will take place at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

If you are interested, please note that 1) the number of participants on each workshop will be restricted to 35; 2) a discount for students is available; 3) participants are encouraged to bring their own data sets and can expect to do some preliminary analyses with their data.

Registration for the event is already open!

Silvia Bonizzoni

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