Introduction to Distance Sampling (using R)

Mary Woodcock Kroble
Thursday 25 October 2018
Start date: 21 August 2019 - End date: 23 August 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The objective of this 3-day workshop is to give participants a solid grounding in the basic methods for design and analysis of distance sampling surveys. The course is intended for scientists conducting and/or analysing data for wildlife population assessments.

To gain maximum benefit from the workshop, participants should have some quantitative training on basic statistical methods (e.g. data summary and interval estimation). Learning will involve a combination of lectures, computer sessions and discussion groups. The statistical programming language R will be used for all computer sessions and therefore will be invaluable for those wishing to make the switch from Distance for Windows to R. Participants unfamiliar with R should consider attending the ‘Introduction to R’ course immediately prior to this course or work through instructional materials in R available at

Registration Information

The number of participants on the workshop will be restricted to 35. Places will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis on receipt of a completed a registration form and payment in full.


Please contact:
Rhona Rodger, Workshop Administrator
Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling
University of St Andrews
The Observatory, Buchanan Gardens
St. Andrews
Scotland KY16 9LZ
Tel:+44 (0) 1334 461842
Email: [email protected]

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