Bulletin Board

Subject: Camera trap distance sampling (Online)

Online training workshop: camera trap distance sampling, 19-23 September 2022.

Several methods exist for analysis of camera trap data to estimate animal abundance. Use of distance sampling theory for analysis of camera trap data does not require identification of individual animals to estimate abundance, making it applicable to a much larger set of species. This live online workshop, through lectures and computer exercises, provides training in survey design and the analysis of camera trap data to produce abundance estimates.  The workshop lasts 4 days, but is delivered over a 5-day period (19-23 September) to allow time for self-study.

The workshop is organized by the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) at the University of St Andrews.  Instructors are:

    Eric Howe, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry,
    Samantha Strindberg, Wildlife Conservation Society,
    Len Thomas, CREEM, University of St Andrews,
    Steve Buckland, CREEM, University of St Andrews and
    Noemie Cappelle, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation

Registration is UK£280 and the registration deadline is 9th September 2022. There is one free place available as part of our widening participation scholarship programme - see the web site below.

For more details and to register, please see the workshop web site https://workshops.distancesampling.org/ctds-sept-2022.


We also teach other workshops on topics related to distance sampling, including a free online recorded course. For more information see https://workshops.distancesampling.org/

Len Thomas <len.thomas@st-andrews.ac.uk>
Friday, August 19, 2022