grouseticks

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Data on red grouse ticks from Elston et al. 2001

Number of ticks on the heads of red grouse chicks sampled in the field (grouseticks) and an aggregated version (grouseticks_agg); see original source for more details

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data(grouseticks)
Details

grouseticks_agg is just a brood-level aggregation of the data

Format

INDEX

(factor) chick number (observation level)

TICKS

number of ticks sampled

BROOD

(factor) brood number

HEIGHT

height above sea level (meters)

YEAR

year (-1900)

LOCATION

(factor) geographic location code

cHEIGHT

centered height, derived from HEIGHT

meanTICKS

mean number of ticks by brood

varTICKS

variance of number of ticks by brood

References

Elston, D. A., R. Moss, T. Boulinier, C. Arrowsmith, and X. Lambin. 2001. "Analysis of Aggregation, a Worked Example: Numbers of Ticks on Red Grouse Chicks." Parasitology 122 (05): 563-569. doi:10.1017/S0031182001007740. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=82701.

Aliases
  • grouseticks
  • grouseticks_agg
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(grouseticks)
## Figure 1a from Elston et al
par(las=1,bty="l")
tvec <- c(0,1,2,5,20,40,80)
pvec <- c(4,1,3)
with(grouseticks_agg,plot(1+meanTICKS~HEIGHT,
                  pch=pvec[factor(YEAR)],
                  log="y",axes=FALSE,
                  xlab="Altitude (m)",
                  ylab="Brood mean ticks"))
axis(side=1)
axis(side=2,at=tvec+1,label=tvec)
box()
abline(v=405,lty=2)
## Figure 1b
with(grouseticks_agg,plot(varTICKS~meanTICKS,
                  pch=4,
                  xlab="Brood mean ticks",
                  ylab="Within-brood variance"))
curve(1*x,from=0,to=70,add=TRUE)
## Model fitting
form <- TICKS~YEAR+HEIGHT+(1|BROOD)+(1|INDEX)+(1|LOCATION)
(full_mod1  <- glmer(form, family="poisson",data=grouseticks))
# }
Documentation reproduced from package lme4, version 1.1-21, License: GPL (>= 2)

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