Workshop 1: Introduction to Distance Sampling
An introductory workshop, focusing on standard distance sampling methods. It is a blend of theory and practice, and participants will learn how to use version 5 of the program Distance. Participants will gain a solid grounding in both survey design and methods of analysis for distance sampling surveys.
First in a series of workshops describing the application of distance sampling methods to issues of wildlife population assessment. Topics ranged from fundamental development of distance sampling concepts, through advanced methods of combining mark-recapture with distance sampling methods, to newly developed methods for fitting density surface models to data derived from distance sampling.