Optimizing the Width of Strip Transects for Seabird Surveys from Vessels of Opportunity

Marine bird at-sea distributions are surveyed using two standardized population surveying techniques: line transects and strip transects (Buckland et al. 1993). Line transects use the perpendicular distances to individual sightings to model a detection function, which quantifies the probability of observing an object given its distance from the trackline… (More)