Behind this online distance sampling course

About the website


The content of this course was developed at the University of St Andrews, Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) beginning in the late 1990s. During this period, these workshops have been attended by >1500 participants. The content of the workshop has evolved based upon experience shared by these participants. We hope you will learn from these materials and invite you to provide us with feedback.

This site is not intended to be static, but rather to grow and change as a result of insights you provide to us.


In this course, you will hear lectures and exercises presented by

  • Prof Len Thomas
  • Prof Steve Buckland
  • Prof David Borchers
  • Louise Burt
  • Danielle Harris
  • Tiago Marques
  • Laura Marshall
  • Cornelia Oedekoven
  • Eric Rexstad

Dialogue & Discussion