Events

We have an active programme of events, including seminars, training workshops and public engagement activities.

All events

Determining between biological, operational, and behavioural drivers of sustained schistosomiasis transmission.

Date: 8 February 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Seminar Room, The Observatory
Seminars

Seminar – Susan Jarvis/Peter Henrys

Date: 8 March 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Seminar Room, The Observatory
Seminars

Speakers: Susan Jarvis/Peter Henrys, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

Online live workshop: Introductory Distance Sampling

Start date: 20 March 2023
End date: 31 March 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

The Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling (CREEM) is delivering an online workshop ‘introduction to distance sampling’ via live web conference. This workshop, in 10 meetings over two weeks, address the fundamentals of distance sampling.  We introduce the concept of a detection function, understand how to estimate probability of detection when detectability is…

Seminar – Philipp Boersch-Supan,

Date: 22 March 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Seminar Room, The Observatory
Seminars

Speaker: Philipp Boersch-Supan, British Trust for Ornithology Title and abstract to follow

Online workshop: analysis of camera trap data with distance sampling

Start date: 3 April 2023
End date: 7 April 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Camera traps are widely used for studying terrestrial animal populations. 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…

Seminar – Mattieu Authier

Date: 19 April 2023
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Seminar Room, The Observatory
Seminars

Speaker: Matthieu Authier, Pelagis Observatory, France Title and Abstract to follow

Online workshop: distance sampling when animals are missed at zero distance

Start date: 14 August 2023
End date: 16 August 2023
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Are you concerned about missing animals on the transect line or point? This is the workshop for you! Conventional distance sampling methods assume that all animals at zero distance are detected with certainty. However, in some situations this assumption is violated, and some animals are missed, causing a negative bias in the density and abundance…

Online workshop: Practical design and simulation to optimise distance sampling surveys

Start date: 28 August 2023
End date: 31 August 2023
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Online
Workshops

Good survey design is critical for obtaining reliable results in distance sampling surveys and meeting survey objectives. This workshop expands on the basic theory provided in our introductory workshops to demonstrate how our latest software can be used to generate optimal survey designs while respecting budgetary and logistical constraints. We will demonstrate survey design using…