Instructional videos

These videos are the first several lectures from the international training workshops in St Andrews. As an introduction to the subject of distance sampling, we encourage you to view them in the sequence provided. We would appreciate your comments on these. In addition, we will be adding additional videos showing import and analysis of data.

Introduction to distance sampling (part I)

Introduction to distance sampling (part II)

The detection function

Ways to conceptualise density estimation in line transects

Distance sampling assumptions (part I)

Distance sampling assumptions (part II)

Measuring fit of detection function

Fundamental features of Distance software and organisation of Distance project

Data import for density surface model construction

Simple density surface model fitting