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 currently planned. We will post further updates here, on Twitter and on the distance sampling mailing list.

Summer 2021

Autumn and Winter 2021

We are currently working on our offerings for 2022 - watch this space!

Widening participation scholarships

We are committed to encouraging participation in our distance sampling workshops by scientists from countries with fewer resources, and from groups traditionally under-represented in wildlife science. To this end, we will donate one free place on most workshops, covering the cost of the registration fee. For more information about the scheme, plese see our widening participation schoarship page.

Workshop code of conduct

All instructors and participants are required to adhere to our code of conduct.

Previous workshops

Some previous workshops from 2019 onwards, are shown 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.