{Disarmed} Introductory distance sampling training workshop 10-21 January 2022; registration now open

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Eric Rexstad

Nov 1, 2021, 5:21:52 AM11/1/21
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Interactive introductory distance sampling training

The University of St Andrews has been training ecologists and statisticians in design and analysis of distance sampling studies for decades.  Perhaps you've wanted to attend but scheduling of workshops conflicted with your field work. 👨‍🌾

We are offering the training workshop in 10 2.5-hour blocks in January 2022.  You will be invited to interact in short lectures on distance sampling principles. 👩‍🎓 Exercises analysing data sets in R will reinforce those principles and the lecturer will be available to assist during the practical session via screen sharing.  The block will conclude with a summary of the exercise and question/answer session for both lecture and exercise. 💻  You can participate in polls during the workshop to assess your comprehension of topics discussed. 🤔 In addition to questions at any time during the lectures and practicals, an optional additional half hour will be set aside each session for discussion. 🗣

The workshop will be delivered using Zoom web conferencing software along with R-Studio "in the cloud".☁️ You will need (free) accounts for both pieces of software. I encourage you to experiment with Zoom (at https://zoom.us) and https://rstudio.cloud before the course begins. 👩‍💻  There will be an internet connection testing session prior to the first meeting on 10 January.

Important details

Widening participation scholarship

Registration fee will be waived for one recipient of the widening participation scholarship.  Eligibility requirements and details available at this link

Application deadline for scholarship for January workshop is Friday 05 November 2021

What they are saying

I would like to say I really liked RStudio Cloud and it is working just fine and I am really enjoying using it as a student. I'm looking forward to using it as an instructor too. I really liked the first half of the course. I love distance sampling and I am enjoying every second of the course! The only thing I can say about this particular workshop is it deserves more time. -- Kaan Özgencil, PhD student, Department of Biological Sciences, Middle East Technical University, Ankara

Further details are available:

At the webpage above, you will find a link to the St Andrews online shop where payment is made.  After registration, I will contact you with additional details regarding workshop electronic materials, etc.

Feel free to contact me with questions. Please share this announcement with interested colleagues.

Information regarding all distance sampling workshops can be found at

Distance Sampling Workshops. Here you can find content for distance sampling workshops including slides, exercises and other materials. Free online course

Eric Rexstad

Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling

University of St Andrews

Registered Charity in Scotland SC013532

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