Distance-sampling email list

This list is for researchers and practitioners interested in the estimation of wildlife abundance using distance sampling techniques (e.g., line transects, point transects (VCPs), cue counts, etc). Discussions include survey design, analysis methods, software tools, problems and new developments.

The purpose of the list is to promote the sharing of ideas and information among researchers and practitioners interested in distance sampling techniques. Suitable topics for posting include:

The list currently (1st Oct 2013) has 827 members. It is designed to be relatively low volume and focussed, so as not to clog people's inboxes -- for example, in 2012 there were only 136 postings (almost) all directly related to distance sampling.

To join the distance sampling list, send an email to:


with the following text in the body of the message (not in subject line):

join distance-sampling yourfirstname yourlastname

Replace the text "yourfirstname" with your first name and the text "yourlastname" with your last name
(e.g., join distance-sampling Joan Smith)

In response, you will receive a message back that explains how to use the list.

More information about the list, and an archive of messages, are available at the list's home page http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/distance-sampling.html.

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