Past Workshops

Hidden Markov Models for Animal Movement and other Ecological Data Workshop, 10th to 11th August 2017, CREEM, University of St Andrews.

Analysis of data from high-resolution animal-borne tags workshop, 7-9th August 2017, CREEM, University of St Andrews.

Intermediate-level Distance Sampling Training Workshop 2017, 31st July to 4th August 2017, CREEM, University of St Andrews

Workshop on Spatial Point Process Models for Ecological Survey Data, with INLA 20-23 March 2017, CREEM, University of St Andrews.

Detecting Change – MRSeaPower Workshop 19th-20th January 2017, CREEM, University of St Andrews.

Spatially explicit capture-recapture analysis in R Workshop, St Andrews, 29th – 31st August 2016

    Distance Workshops, St Andrews 2016

Introduction to Distance Sampling Workshop, St Andrews, 16th – 19th August 2016

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling 2016

Introduction to Statistical Modelling and Spatial Modelling Methods for Correlated Data Workshops St Andrews, January 2016

Challenges and Perspectives in Modelling the Spatial Dynamics of Conflict and Terrorism
St Andrews, December 2015

Distance Workshops, St Andrews 2015

Introduction to Distance Sampling Workshop, St Andrews, 11th – 14th August 2015

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling Workshop, St Andrews, 17th – 20th August 2015

Statistical Modelling, St Andrews

Introduction to Statistical Modelling, St Andrews, 15th-16th January 2015

Spatial Modelling Methods for Correlated Data, St Andrews, 19th – 22nd January 2015

Introduction to Distance Sampling, St Andrews

19th – 22nd August 2014

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling, St Andrews

25th – 28th August 2014

Modelling spatially explicit change in environmental impact assessment using the R package MRSea, St Andrews

***Changed dates now 6th-8th August 2014***

Spatially explicit capture-recapture with R

28-30th June 2014, Montpellier, France

Spatial Modelling with INLA Workshop, St Andrews

2nd – 4th June 2014

Introduction to Statistical Modelling Workshop, St Andrews

21st – 24th January 2014

Distance Sampling Workshops, St Andrews 2013

20th – 29th August 2013

Introduction to Statistical Modelling, St Andrews

22nd – 25th January 2013

Introduction to Distance Sampling, St Andrews

21st – 24th August 2012

An Introduction to Density Estimation from Passive Acoustic Data, St Andrews

25th August 2012

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling, St Andrews

27th – 30th August 2012

Introduction to Statistical Modelling, St Andrews

24th – 27th January 2012

Spatial modelling with INLA Workshop, St Andrews

17th – 19th January 2012

Introduction to Distance Sampling – Tampa, Florida

3rd – 6th December 2011

Introduction to Distance Sampling

30th August – 2nd September 2011, St Andrews

<Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling
5 – 7th September 2011, St Andrews

Bayesian Capture-Recapture Workshop

4 – 6th July 2011, St Andrews

Introduction to Statistical Modelling Workshop

25th – 28th January 2011, St Andrews

Introduction to Distance Sampling

24th – 27th August 2010, St Andrews

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling

30th August – 1st September 2010, St Andrews

International Statistical Ecology Conference: Kent

Bayesian Analysis of Population Ecology

7th – 10th September 2009, St Andrews

Introduction to Distance Sampling

18th – 21st August 2009, St Andrews

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling with Spatial Modelling

24th – 28th August 2009, St Andrews

Program MARK Workshop

3rd – 7th August 2009, St Andrews

Introduction to Distance Sampling

12th – 15th July 2009, SIO Forum, La Jolla, California

Modelling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence Workshop

Darryl MacKenzie
9th -12th June 2009, St Andrews

Introduction to Statistical Modelling Workshop

20/01-23/01/2009
A four day workshop teaching basic statistical modelling techniques. The course was heavily practical based and in-class feedback was provided using hand held personal response units (a.k.a clickers) to aid the learning of the workshop material. To illustrate the methods, a marine mammal example was used throughout the workshop and impact assessment examples were used for the practicals. The software package R was used in both taught and practical sessions.

Introduction to Distance Sampling

19/08-22/08/2008
The general objective of this workshop is to give wildlife managers, ecologists and statisticians a solid grounding in the basic methods for design and analysis of distance sampling surveys. Teaching will be a combination of lectures, computer sessions and discussion groups.

Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling

25/08-27/08/2008
The aim of this workshop is to bring participants up to date with the latest developments in distance sampling methods and software. It is also an opportunity for those actively engaged in the design, analysis and execution of distance sampling surveys to discuss common issues and problems, and set future research directions. The workshop will be a combination of lectures and computer sessions, with a good proportion of time for discussion.

International Statistical Ecology Conference: St. Andrews

09-11/07/2008
A distinguished group of invited speakers will be presenting talks on statistical ecology issues. In addition, we will be soliciting oral and poster presentations on aspects of statistical ecology.

Collection and analysis of field data for estimation of primate density or abundance

30/07-01/8/2008
The concepts of distance sampling will be explained and the assumptions of the methods discussed. The focus of the workshop will be on practical application of the methods.

Modelling Patterns and Dynamics of Species Occurrence

31/03-03/04/2008
This workshop will cover many of the latest methods for modelling patterns and dynamics of species occurrence in a landscape while accounting for the imperfect detection of the species.

Distance sampling workshops: St. Andrews

15-25/08/2007
A series of workshops describing the application of distance sampling methods to issues of wildlife population assessment. Topics ranged from fundamental development of distance sampling concepts, through advanced methods of combining mark-recapture with distance sampling methods, to newly developed methods for fitting density surface models to data derived from distance sampling.
<h3Workshop 1: Introduction to Distance Sampling

15-17/08/2007
An introductory workshop, focusing on standard distance sampling methods. It is a blend of theory and practice, and participants will learn how to use version 5 of the program Distance. Participants will gain a solid grounding in both survey design and methods of analysis for distance sampling surveys.

Workshop 2: Advanced Techniques in Distance Sampling

20-22/08/2007
A workshop designed for those who are already familiar with the basics, where we will teach advanced material such as automated survey design, adaptive sampling, incorporating covariates into the detection function, methods for where g(0)<1, and spatial modelling of density. Participants will learn the more advanced features of version 5 of Distance.

Workshop 3: Density surface modelling workshop

23-25/08/2007
The purpose of this workshop was to introduce methods of modelling the abundance of density of objects within a study region as a function of environmental covariates.

Distance Sampling Workshops: St Andrews 2006

23/08-1/09/2006
A series of workshops describing the application of distance sampling methods to issues of wildlife population assessment. Topics ranged from fundamental development of distance sampling concepts, through advanced methods of combining mark-recapture with distance sampling methods, to newly developed methods for fitting density surface models to data derived from distance sampling.

Counting Critters – An Introduction to Estimating Animal Abundance and Distance Sampling: Florida 2005

16-21/10/2005
We conducted a five-day workshop hosted by Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida. In the first half of the workshop participants were introduced to the most important methods for estimating animal abundance: plot sampling, distance sampling, mark recapture and removal methods. The focus was on gaining a good understanding of the concepts and assumptions behind the methods, and which to use when. In the second half we concentrated on distance sampling, looking at practical issues such as use of the Distance software for data analysis, survey design and field methods.

Distance Sampling Workshops: St Andrews 2005

31/08-07/09/2005

Workshop 1: Introduction to Distance Sampling

31/08–2/09/2005
An introductory workshop, focusing on standard distance sampling methods. It is a blend of theory and practice,and participants will learn how to use version 5 of the program Distance. Participants will gain a solid grounding in both survey design and methods of analysis for distance sampling surveys.

Workshop 2: Advanced Techniques and Recent Developments in Distance Sampling

05-07/09/2005
A workshop designed for those who are already familiar with the basics, where we will teach advanced material such as automated survey design, adaptive sampling, incorporating covariates into the detection function, methods for where g(0)<1, and spatial modelling of density. Participants will learn the more advanced features of version 5 of Distance.

Estimating Animal Abundance Workshop: St Andrews 2005

23-27/08/2005
This five-day workshop introduced participants to the most important methods of estimating animal abundance, including recently-developed methods and methods for open populations. We explained the common key statistical concepts underlying the methods, and build on these to create an understanding of advanced and recently-developed methods. The workshop combined lectures with hands-on computer sessions to give participants experience in using the methods. The workshop has been developed with funding from UK research councils (EPSRC and NERC).

Introduction to Distance Sampling for Ornithologists: Arizona 2005

11-14/01/2005
This four-day workshop trained participants in the latest methods for the design and analysis of distance sampling surveys, with a focus on estimating bird numbers. The workshop was fully booked, and feedback was very positive — thanks to everyone for making it such a success!

1st International Conference on Distance Sampling (ICODS)

30/07-03/08/2001
ICODS was the first major international conference focussing on distance sampling methods. The theme of the conference was ‘Estimating Wildlife Abundance for Ecology, Management and Conservation’. The conference consisted of plenary lectures by world-leaders in the field as well as contributed oral and poster papers.