Online workshop: Practical design and simulation to optimise distance sampling surveys

Rhona Rodger
Friday 27 January 2023
Start date: 28 August 2023 - End date: 31 August 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Good survey design is critical for obtaining reliable results in distance sampling surveys and meeting survey objectives. This workshop expands on the basic theory provided in our introductory workshops to demonstrate how our latest software can be used to generate optimal survey designs while respecting budgetary and logistical constraints. We will demonstrate survey design using our R package dssd, and investigate design optimisation and the implications of deviations from our design assumptions using our latest simulation package dsims. We will also demonstrate the use of QGIS to obtain requisite input information.