Point process models for spatio-temporal distance sampling data

@inproceedings{Yuan2016PointPM,
  title={Point process models for spatio-temporal distance sampling data},
  author={Y. B. Yuan and Fabian E. Bachl and Finn Lindgren and D. L. Brochers and Janine B. Illian and Stephen T. Buckland and H{\aa}vard Rue and Tim Gerrodette},
  year={2016}
}
Distance sampling is a widely used method for estimating wildlife population abundance. The fact that conventional distance sampling methods are partly design-based constrains the spatial resolution at which animal density can be estimated using these methods. Estimates are usually obtained at survey stratum level. For an endangered species such as the blue whale, it is desirable to estimate density and abundance at a finer spatial scale than stratum. Temporal variation in the spatial structure… 
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