waterVoles {AHMbook}R Documentation

Data for the Mighty Water Voles of Scotland, UK.

Description

Habitat patches suitable for Water Voles (Arvicola amphibius) were surveyed for vole latrines (fecal deposits used for territory marking), used to indicate presence. It is suspected that some of the detections recorded may be false positives. The data set covers 114 patches surveyed up to 3 times per year from 2009 to 2011.

Usage

data("waterVoles")

Format

waterVoles is a data frame with 332 rows corresponding to surveys, and 5 columns:

Patch

an alphanumeric site identifier.

y1, y2, y3

detection (1)/non-detection (0).

Year

the year of the survey.

Source

Chris Sutherland, Xavier Lambin and colleagues.

References

Sutherland, C., Elston, D.A., & Lambin, X. (2012) Multi-scale processes in metapopulations: effects of stage structure, rescue effect and correlated extinctions. Ecology, 93, 2465-2473.

Sutherland, C.S., Elston, D.A., & Lambin, X. (2014) A demographic, spatially explicit patch occupancy model of metapopulation dynamics and persistence. Ecology, 95, 3149-3160.

Kéry, M. & Royle, J.A. (2021) Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology AHM2 - 7.2.2.

Examples

data(waterVoles)
str(waterVoles)

[Package AHMbook version 0.2.3 Index]