Reading list

Here is a list of extra reading that may be interesting and provide further insight into particular topics. This is by no means a complete bibliography and we welcome any additions!

Overall

Canonical books and papers:

The sperm whale data

Estimation of sperm whale abundance in the North Atlantic by NOAA:

Introduction to distance sampling

Field methods, survey design etc

Other stuff

Response distributions

  • Papers about using the Tweedie distribution
    • Shono, H. (2008). Application of the Tweedie distribution to zero-catch data in CPUE analysis. Fisheries Research, 93(1-2), 154–162. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2008.03.006
    • Foster, S. D., & Bravington, M. V. (2012). A Poisson–Gamma model for analysis of ecological non-negative continuous data. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 20(4), 533–552. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10651-012-0233-0
  • Comparison of negative binomial and quasi-Poisson
    • Ver Hoef, J. M., & Boveng, P. L. (2007). Quasi-Poisson vs. negative binomial regression: how should we model overdispersed count data? Ecology, 88(11), 2766–2772. http://doi.org/10.2307/25590942

Smooths

  • Within mgcv the ?smooth.terms manual page lists all spline bases available in mgcv (and therefore dsm)

Selecting basis size

Checking and validation

Covariates

Multiple smooths and model selection

Variance

Extrapolation

Practical advice