Mark-Recapture Distance Sampling (MRDS) Trial Configuration - PI

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Description

Mark-Recapture Distance Sampling (MRDS) Analysis of Trial Observer Configuration and Point Independence

Usage

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## S3 method for class 'trial'
ddf(dsmodel, mrmodel, data, meta.data = list(),
  control = list(), call = "")

Arguments

dsmodel

distance sampling model specification; model list with key function and scale formula if any

mrmodel

mark-recapture model specfication; model list with formula and link

data

analysis data.frame

meta.data

list containing settings controlling data structure

control

list containing settings controlling model fitting

call

original function call used to call ddf

Details

MRDS analysis based on point independence involves two separate and independent analyses of the mark-recapture data and the distance sampling data. For the trial configuration, the mark-recapture data are analysed with a call to ddf.trial.fi (see likelihood eq 6.12 and 6.17 in Laake and Borchers 2004) to fit a conditional distance sampling detection function for observer 1 based on trials (observations) from observer 2 to estimate p_1(0), detection probability at distance zero for observer 1. Independently, the distance data from observer 1 are used to fit a conventional distance sampling (CDS) (likelihood eq 6.6) or multi-covariate distance sampling (MCDS) (likelihood eq 6.14) model for the detection function, g(y), such that g(0)=1. The detection function for observer 1 is then created as p_1(y)=p_1(0)*g(y) (eq 6.28 of Laake and Borchers 2004) from which predictions are made. ddf.trial is not called directly by the user and is called from ddf with method="trial".

For a complete description of each of the calling arguments, see ddf. The argument dataname is the name of the dataframe specified by the argument data in ddf. The arguments dsmodel, mrmodel, control and meta.data are defined the same as in ddf.

Value

result: a trial model object which is composed of trial.fi and ds model objects

Author(s)

Jeff Laake

References

Laake, J.L. and D.L. Borchers. 2004. Methods for incomplete detection at distance zero. In: Advanced Distance Sampling, eds. S.T. Buckland, D.R.Anderson, K.P. Burnham, J.L. Laake, D.L. Borchers, and L. Thomas. Oxford University Press.

See Also

ddf.trial.fi, ddf.ds, summary.trial, coef.trial, plot.trial, gof.trial

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