Spatial modelling etc
David L Miller & Mark V Bravington
International Whaling Commission Scientific Committee 2017
Why are we here/why did we do this?
Stratified Horvitz-Thompson is workhorse of many abundance estimates
How is H-T going to fail?
When do we need to use spatial models?
What are “Bad surveys”?
what's wrong with H-T?
Spatial models overview
What can go wrong with spatial models?
Testing designs in R
Model checking for spatial models
What we missed, what is hard
Try out tester on your data
Other methods/software, future work
Try not to talk for more than an hour without a break
We both have funny accents, yell if you don't understand!
There is maths – don't worry
This is not a distance sampling course!
This material usually takes 4 days+ to teach
This will not prepare you to analyse spatial data
BUT you can do this in St Andrews this summer!