Distance Sampling Workshops

Here you can find content for distance sampling workshops including slides, exercises and other materials.

Free online course

Online distance sampling introductory workshop: a full introductory workshop, including recorded video lectures, exercises and quizzes.

Forthcoming interactive workshops

The following workshops are being planned. We will post further updates here, on Twitter and on the distance sampling mailing list.

Summer 2021

We expect to open registration for these workshops in late May.

Autumn and Winter 2021

We are also hoping to offer the following workshops later in 2021:

  • Camera trap distance sampling
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop

Previous workshops

Some previous workshops from the last two years are listed here. Links, where given, are to workshop material.

  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 12th-23rd April 2021.
  • A practical guide to distance sampling survey design and simulation online, 15th-17th March 2021.
  • Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data: density surface modelling in practice. online, 8th-12th March 2021.
  • Distance sampling when animals are missed at zero distance, 11th-12th January 2021.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 9th-20th November 2020.
  • Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data: density surface modelling in practice online, 5th-9th October 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 21st September-2nd October 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 7th-18th September 2020.
  • Mark-recapture distance sampling: distance sampling when animals are missed at zero distance online, 24th-25th August 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 6th-17th July 2020.
  • Spatially explicit models for distance sampling data: density surface modelling in practice online, 8th - 12th June 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 4th-15th May 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 17th-28th February 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 6th-17th January 2020.
  • Distance Live introductory online workshop online, 4th-15th November 2019.
  • Introductory and advanced distance sampling Workshops in-person at St Andrews, 19th-30th August 2019.