Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Colorado, USA

Analysing line transect data three times

Chapter 1 - Introduction

This chapter introduces the basic concepts of distance sampling via lecture. It also offers you the chance to sharpen your distance sampling skills with a pencil-and-paper exercise. You are also introduced to the distance sampling software, Distance, to analyse ducknest data.

You should give a thorough read of the preparation for course page, if you have not yet done so. This gives an overview of how to work with the material presented on this, and following pages.


Introduction to distance sampling
Ducknest density analysis (manually)
Types of distance sampling
Choosing a detection function
Additional mathematical ways to think about line transects
Further manual calculations with ducknest data
Introduction to Distance software
Ducknest analysis using Distance software
Reference guide of terms and notation for distance sampling

Lecture 1 - welcome to online distance sampling course

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Lecture 2 - introduction to distance sampling

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Exercise 1 - histogram of ducknest data

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Solution to Exercise 1 - histogram of ducknest data

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Lecture 3 - types of distance sampling

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Lecture 4 - choosing a detection function

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Lecture 5 - more ways to think about line transects

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Exercise 2 - Other parameters estimated from ducknests

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Solution to Exercise 2 - Other parameters estimated from ducknests

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Lecture 6 - introduction to Distance software

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Exercise 3 - Ducknest analysis using Distance

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Solution to Exercise 3 - Ducknest analysis using Distance

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Dialogue & Discussion