Lesson 13: Line and Point Transects

In Section 13.1, we introduce line and point transects and the objectives of density estimation methods. Then in sections 13.2-13.4, we will discuss three types of density estimation methods for line transects problems. In section 13.2, we will talk about narrow strip method. In section 13.3, we will discuss smooth-by-eye method and in section 13.4, we will discuss parametric methods.

 Lesson 13:  Ch. 17.1-17.4 of Sampling by Steven Thompson, 3rd edition.

Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson you should be able to:

  • understand the meaning of density estimation methods for line transects,
  • use narrow strip method to estimate density of line transects problems,
  • use smooth-by-eye method to estimate density of line transects problems, and
  • use parametric methods to estimate density of line transects problems.