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Fri, 6 Mar 1998 11:44:26 -0500
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               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.  Most
assessments of abundance of terrestrial and marine mammals 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:  [log in to unmask]
St Andrews
Fife  KY16 9SS

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