Poisson GAMM applied on ruddy turnstone data

Ieno, E. N., Zuur, A. F., Fuller, R. A., Piersma, T. and Saveliev, A. A. (2014). Poisson GAMM applied on ruddy turnstone data. In Alain F. Zuur, Anatoly A. Saveliev and Elena N. Ieno (Ed.), A Beginner's Guide to Generalised Additive Mixed Models with R (pp. 99-114) Newburgh, United Kingdom: Highland Statistics.

Author Ieno, E. N.
Zuur, A. F.
Fuller, R. A.
Piersma, T.
Saveliev, A. A.
Title of chapter Poisson GAMM applied on ruddy turnstone data
Title of book A Beginner's Guide to Generalised Additive Mixed Models with R
Place of Publication Newburgh, United Kingdom
Publisher Highland Statistics
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
Open Access Status
Series Beginner's Guide Series
ISBN 9780957174160
Editor Alain F. Zuur
Anatoly A. Saveliev
Elena N. Ieno
Volume number 3
Chapter number 4
Start page 99
End page 114
Total pages 16
Total chapters 11
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
In their paper, Fuller et al. (2013) compared vigilance in habitat types that differed greatly in prey abundance and proximity to cover from which predators could launch surprise attacks. Results revealed that foragers formed larger and denser flocks in habitats closer to cover. Individual vigilance of foragers in all habitats declined with increasing flock size and increased with flock density. Nevertheless, vigilance by foragers in habitats closer to cover was always higher for a given flock size than vigilance by foragers in habitats further from cover, and habitat remained an important predictor of vigilance when comparing competing models including a range of potential confounding variables. Using these data as illustration, we discuss procedures of a generalised additive mixed model (GAMM) with a Poisson distribution. The results that we obtain in our analysis are similar to those presented by Fuller and collaborators, despite the fact that they used linear mixed effects models on log-transformed data.
Keyword Ruddy turnstone
Arenaria interpres
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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