Books, papers and websites for more information

Additional resources about distance sampling

There is an vast amount of printed material about distance sampling. We did not describe all of it within this online course, but here we point to a few places to gain additional insight into the topics we have discussed during the course.




  • A website dedicated to all things distance sampling is Here you can read about software enhancements, workshop offerings and other tips and tricks. In particularly, we recommend a searchable bibliography of distance sampling related publications in the scientific literature.

Papers mentioned in specific lectures

Example line transect application

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) in India attempts to monitor the size of the tiger population. This also involves monitoring the size of the populations of tiger prey. A video prepared by the WCS available both on the Conservation India website and the WCS India website includes a description of line transect sampling of tiger prey in India.

Dialogue & Discussion