Spatial Modelling live-online workshop

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Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data: density surface modelling in practice

Dates
The workshop is scheduled for 8-12th June 2020, from 17:00-19:00 British Summer Time (BST) // from 12:00-14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) // from 09:00-11:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Overview

This online course will cover how to fit spatial models to distance sampling data (“density surface modelling”) in R. This will include:

    • Brief overview of distance sampling
    • Generalized additive models
    • Fitting, checking and selecting density surface models
    • Predicting abundance
    • Making maps

Examples will be based around a line transect survey of sperm whales in the western Atlantic.

Format

The course will consist of 5 live sessions delivered over video-conference. Between these sessions there will be practical R exercises to complete and to assist with these practicals there will be text-based “office hours”, where participants questions can be addressed. Each video-conference session will include time for lecturing and discussion of practical exercises.

Prerequisites

You should already know about distance sampling, for example by having taken an introductory workshop in person or online (either interactively or via our free pre-recorded lectures). You should also have some basic R knowledge.

Prior to the course we will running a software test meeting to ensure everyone can participate satisfactorily.

Payment and Registration

The registration fee is 250.00 GBP.

Feel free to contact Dave Miller, dlm22@st-andrews.ac.uk for more information.