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Workshop announcement: Wildlife population assessment

Len Thomas len at dcs.st-and.ac.uk
Mon Mar 16 01:32:04 EST 1998

                R U W P A   W O R K S H O P S
 Three international workshops on wildlife population assessment
 Hosted by the Research Unit for Wildlife Population Assessment
 (RUWPA), University of St Andrews, Scotland
 August 4-14 1998   
 Design and Analysis of Distance Sampling Surveys
 The design and analysis of line and point transect surveys.  Many
 assessments of abundance of terrestrial and marine vertebrates are
 carried out using distance sampling methods.  The workshop
 will be a blend of theory and practice, and participants will
 be trained in the use of the new, windows version of the software
 Instructors:  Steve Buckland, David Borchers and Len Thomas
               (University of St Andrews)
 Dates:        August 4-7
 Survival Estimation from Data on Populations of Marked Animals
 The theory and application of band recovery and capture-recapture
 models for estimating survival rates from marked animals. 
 Participants will be trained in the use of state-of-the-art
 software MARK.
 Instructors:  Gary White (Colorado State University), 
               David Anderson and Ken Burnham (Colorado 
               Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit)
 Dates:        August 10-13
 Latest Developments in Distance Sampling
 An introduction to recent advances in distance sampling
 methodology and to a new, windows-based release of DISTANCE.
 Participants should already be familiar with distance sampling
 methods.  Both biologists and statisticians are welcome.
 Instructors:  Len Thomas, Steve Buckland, David Borchers
 Discussants:  David Anderson, Ken Burnham
 Date:         August 14
 The workshops will comprise lectures, computer sessions and
 special topic discussion groups.  Participants are encouraged to
 bring their own data sets.  We do not recommend attendance at
 both distance sampling workshops due to overlap.
 Further details and registration information from:
 Workshop organiser             Tel:  +44 (0) 1334 463813
 RUWPA                          Fax:  +44 (0) 1334 463748
 Mathematical Institute
 North Haugh                    e-mail:  steve at mcs.st-and.ac.uk
 St Andrews
 Fife  KY16 9SS
 OR via www at:  http://www-ruwpa.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/workshop/

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