Instructors

Len Thomas

Photograph of Len Thomas in front of a Commiphora treeLen Thomas is one of the world’s leading experts on distance sampling survey methods, and has taught distance courses twice in Arusha with the CRC. 

He is a co-author of the standard text books, Introduction to Distance Sampling (2001) and Advanced Distance Sampling (2004), and is lead author of the standard design and analysis software Distance.  Len has been teaching workshops on distance sampling since 1997, and has taught previous successful workshops in Tanzania in 2011 and 2013.   When not travelling around teaching survey methods, Len is Director of the Centre for Research into Ecological and Environmental Modelling  at the University of St Andrews.