combn_overlap: Quantifying overlaps between all possible combination of...

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combn_overlapR Documentation

Quantifying overlaps between all possible combination of Utilisation Distributions (UDs)


Function to calculate overlaps between all possible combination of UDs relative to sample size.


  method = "PHR",
  percent = 100,
  quantiles = c(0.25, 0.5, 0.75)



A matrix or list of RasterLayer/SpatRaster objects. Each row of the matrix or each RasterLayer/SpatRaster object contains a utilisation distribution (or other statistics that sums to 1 - e.g. proportion of time spent). The grid size and geographical extent must be consistent across each row of the matrix or each RasterLayer/SpatRaster object. The function assumes that each column of the matrix is associated with a unique geographical location or that each RasterLayer/SpatRaster has exactly the same geographical extent and resolution.


The overlap quantification method. "HR" is for the proportion of an individual's home range overlapped by the known habitats of other individuals. "PHR" is for the probability of an individual to be within the known habitats of other individuals. "VI", "BA" and "UDOI" quantify overlap between UDs using the full probabilistic properties as described in Fieberg and Kochanny (2005). For the latter three options, the function calculates overlaps between each additional UD and a collective UD. To generate a collective UD, each UD is overlaid and averaged at each grid cell so the probability density of the collective UD sums up to 1.


An integer specifying the percent volume of each UD to be considered in the analysis.


A vector or a number to specify the quantiles to be calculated in the summary of the results.


This function calculates overlap between all possible combination of input UDs based on the areas ("HR"), areas of collective UDs and the probability distribution of each individual ("PHR"), or the probability distribution of an individual and an averaged probability distribution of collective individuals ("VI", "BA", "UDOI").


A list containing two data frames - raw results and summary (mean, sd, sem and quantiles at each sample size).


Takahiro Shimada


Shimada T, Thums M, Hamann M, Limpus CJ, Hays GC, FitzSimmons N, Wildermann NE, Duarte CD, Meekan MG (2021) Optimising sample sizes for animal distribution analysis using tracking data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12(2):288-297 \Sexpr[results=rd]{tools:::Rd_expr_doi("10.1111/2041-210X.13506")}

Fieberg J & Kochanny CO (2005) Quantifying home-range overlap: The importance of the utilization distribution. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 69(4), 1346–1359. \Sexpr[results=rd]{tools:::Rd_expr_doi("10.2193/0022-541x(2005)69[1346:Qhotio]2.0.Co;2")}

See Also

boot_overlap, boot_area


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#1 Utilisation uistributions of flatback turtles (n = 15).

#2 Calculate overlap probability from all combination of the UDs.
overlap <- combn_overlap(ud_matrix, method = "PHR")

#3 Find the minimum sample size required to estimate the general distribution.
a <- asymptote(overlap, = 10, ci.level = NULL)

#4 Plot the mean probability and rational function fit relative to the sample sizes.
ggplot(data = a$results, aes(x = x, y = y))+
  geom_point() +
  geom_hline(yintercept = a$h.asymptote*0.95, linetype = 2) +
  scale_x_continuous(breaks = seq(0, 15, 3), limits = c(2,15), name = "Animals tracked (n)") +
  scale_y_continuous(limits = c(0.5,1), name = "Overlap probability")

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