6EV328 Population monitoring using Distance sampling
A candidate with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcome:
The student knows the applications and limitations of the distance sampling method.
The student can design and apply a wildlife monitoring study based on distance sampling. The student is able to process distance sampling data and to interpret and report the results.
The student has a good understanding of the concepts underlying the monitoring of wildlife populations.
The course starts with an introduction to wildlife population assessment methods, and shows how distance sampling builds upon and generalizes sample count methods. The course includes a field exercice and covers topics ranging from survey design to data analysis, moving from simple approaches to more complex cases (eg clustering of animals, heterogeneity of detection etc.)
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
Teaching and working methods
Lectures and exercises (mostly in class) to analyse real and simulated data. Half a day in the beginning of the course will be devoted to a field exercise to collect real data.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
Participation in all exercises
Grading according to ECTS-system on scale A-E for passed and F for failed.