# Distance software: design and analysis of distance sampling surveys for estimating population size

@article{Thomas2010DistanceSD, title={Distance software: design and analysis of distance sampling surveys for estimating population size}, author={L. Thomas and S. T. Buckland and E. Rexstad and J. Laake and S. Strindberg and S. Hedley and Jonathan R. B. Bishop and T. Marques and K. Burnham}, journal={The Journal of Applied Ecology}, year={2010}, volume={47}, pages={5 - 14} }

Summary 1. Distance sampling is a widely used technique for estimating the size or density of biological populations. Many distance sampling designs and most analyses use the software Distance. 2. We briefly review distance sampling and its assumptions, outline the history, structure and capabilities of Distance, and provide hints on its use. 3. Good survey design is a crucial prerequisite for obtaining reliable results. Distance has a survey design engine, with a built‐in geographic… Expand

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