Previous workshops

Camera Trap Distance Sampling Workshop

Start date: 27 May 2024
End date: 31 May 2024
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Online: Introductory Distance Workshop

Start date: 4 March 2024
End date: 15 March 2024
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is imperfect.  The fundamental principles of this method also known as conventional distance sampling, forms the foundation upon which more advanced methods are based.

Online workshop: analysis of camera trap data with distance sampling, October 2023

Start date: 23 October 2023
End date: 27 October 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Camera traps are widely used for studying terrestrial animal populations. Several methods exist for analysis of camera trap data to estimate animal abundance. Use of distance sampling theory for analysis of camera trap data does not require identification of individual animals to estimate abundance, making it applicable to a much larger set of species. This workshop, through lectures and computer exercises, provides training in survey design and the analysis of camera trap data to produce abundance estimates.

Online Workshop: Introductory Distance Sampling

Start date: 9 October 2023
End date: 20 October 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is imperfect.  The fundamental principles of this method also known as conventional distance sampling, forms the foundation upon which more advanced methods are based.

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

Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 31 August 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

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.

Online live workshop: Introductory Distance Sampling

Start date: 10 July 2023
End date: 21 July 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is imperfect.  The fundamental principles of this method also known as conventional distance sampling, forms the foundation upon which more advanced methods are based.

Online workshop: analysis of camera trap data with distance sampling

Start date: 3 April 2023
End date: 7 April 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Camera traps are widely used for studying terrestrial animal populations. Several methods exist for analysis of camera trap data to estimate animal abundance. Use of distance sampling theory for analysis of camera trap data does not require identification of individual animals to estimate abundance, making it applicable to a much larger set of species. This workshop, through lectures and computer exercises, provides training in survey design and the analysis of camera trap data to produce abundance estimates.

Online live workshop: Introductory Distance Sampling

Start date: 20 March 2023
End date: 31 March 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is imperfect.  The fundamental principles of this method also known as conventional distance sampling, forms the foundation upon which more advanced methods are based.

Online live workshop: Introductory Distance Sampling

Start date: 9 January 2023
End date: 20 January 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Online workshop
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is imperfect.  The fundamental principles of this method also known as conventional distance sampling, forms the foundation upon which more advanced methods are based.

A practical guide to distance sampling survey design and simulation

Start date: 1 November 2022
End date: 4 November 2022
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

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. The workshop is 3 days in length with 1 day gap for self study. Register by 14 October.

Forthcoming workshops