Interactive distance sampling training, 04-15 May 2020

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Interactive distance sampling training, 04-15 May 2020

Postby scottish » Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:09 am

Interactive introductory distance sampling training

The University of St Andrews has been training people in design and analysis of distance sampling studies for decades. Perhaps you've wanted to attend but could not get permission for travel to Scotland or the scheduling of workshops in August conflicted with your field work.

We are offering the training workshop in 10 two-hour blocks in early May. You will be invited to interact in short lectures on distance sampling principles. Exercises analysing data sets in R will reinforce those principles and the lecturer will be available to assist during the practical session via screen sharing. The block will conclude with a summary of the exercise and question/answer session for both lecture and exercise. You can participate in polls during the workshop to assess your comprehension of topics discussed.

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom web conferencing software along with R-Studio "in the cloud". You will need (free) accounts for both pieces of software. I encourage you to experiment with Zoom (at and before the course begins. There will be a training session prior to the first meeting on 04 May.

Companion online training workshops

We are planning additional advanced distance sampling workshops later this summer. These workshops (spatial modelling delivery in early June and mark-recapture distance sampling delivery in late August) will require knowledge of basic distance sampling principles derived from this introductory training workshop.

Important details

Workshop dates and time: 04-15 May 2020; 1700-1900 British summer time (1200-1400 EDT, 0900-1100 PDT)
Registration deadline: 17 April 2020
Enrolment limit: 15
Cost: 200 British pounds
What is included: Lectures, exercises, code, data all available online

Further details are available at the CREEM website
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