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multinomPois {unmarked}

Multinomial-Poisson Mixtures Model
Package: 
unmarked
Version: 
0.10-3

Description

Fit the multinomial-Poisson mixture model to data collected using survey methods such as removal sampling or double observer sampling.

Usage

multinomPois(formula, data, starts, method = "BFGS",
   se = TRUE, ...)

Arguments

formula
double right-hand side formula for detection and abundance covariates, in that order.
data
unmarkedFrame supplying data.
starts
vector of starting values.
method
Optimization method used by optim.
se
logical specifying whether or not to compute standard errors.
...
Additional arguments to optim, such as lower and upper bounds

Details

This function takes advantage of the closed form of the integrated likelihood when a latent Poisson distribution is assumed for abundance at each site and a multinomial distribution is taken for the observation state. Many common sampling methods can be framed in this context. For example, double-observer point counts and removal sampling can be analyzed with this function by specifying the proper multinomial cell probablilities. This is done with by supplying the appropriate function (piFun) argument. removalPiFun and doublePiFun are supplied as example cell probability functions.

Values

unmarkedFit object describing the model fit.

References

Royle, J. A. (2004). Generalized estimators of avian abundance from count survey data. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation, 27(1), 375-386.

Royle, J. A., & Dorazio, R. M. (2006). Hierarchical Models of Animal Abundance and Occurrence. Journal Of Agricultural Biological And Environmental Statistics, 11(3), 249.

See Also

piFuns, unmarkedFrameMPois

Examples

# Simulate independent double observer data
nSites <- 50
lambda <- 10
p1 <- 0.5
p2 <- 0.3
cp <- c(p1*(1-p2), p2*(1-p1), p1*p2)
set.seed(9023)
N <- rpois(nSites, lambda)
y <- matrix(NA, nSites, 3)
for(i in 1:nSites) {
  y[i,] <- rmultinom(1, N[i], c(cp, 1-sum(cp)))[1:3]
}
 
# Fit model
observer <- matrix(c('A','B'), nSites, 2, byrow=TRUE)
umf <- unmarkedFrameMPois(y=y, obsCovs=list(observer=observer),
    type="double")
fm <- multinomPois(~observer-1 ~1, umf)
 
# Estimates of fixed effects
e <- coef(fm)
exp(e[1])
plogis(e[2:3])
 
# Estimates of random effects
re <- ranef(fm, K=20)
#ltheme <- canonical.theme(color = FALSE)
#lattice.options(default.theme = ltheme)
plot(re, layout=c(10,5))
 
 
 
## Real data
data(ovendata)
ovenFrame <- unmarkedFrameMPois(ovendata.list$data,
    siteCovs=as.data.frame(scale(ovendata.list$covariates[,-1])),
    type = "removal")
(fm1 <- multinomPois(~ 1 ~ ufp + trba, ovenFrame))
 
# Detection probability for a single pass
backTransform(fm1, type="det")
 
# Detection probability after 4 removal passes
rowSums(getP(fm1))
 
# Empirical Bayes estimates of abundance at first 25 sites
# Very low uncertainty because p is very high
plot(ranef(fm1, K=10), layout=c(10,7), xlim=c(-1, 10))

Author(s)

Ian Fiske

Documentation reproduced from package unmarked, version 0.10-3. License: GPL (>= 3)