sim1 {DImodels}R Documentation

The Simulated "sim1" Dataset

Description

The sim1 dataset was simulated. There are four blocks and four species that vary in proportions (p1 - p4). There are 15 unique sets of proportions identified by the variable community. Each unique community appears once in each block. The response was simulated assuming that there were species identity effects and block effects, but no diversity effects.

Usage

data(sim1)

Format

A data frame with 60 observations on the following seven variables:

community

A numeric vector identifying each unique community, i.e., two rows with the same community value also share the same set of p1 to p4 values.

block

A factor taking values 1 to 4 indicating block membership.

p1

A numeric vector indicating the initial proportion of species 1.

p2

A numeric vector indicating the initial proportion of species 2.

p3

A numeric vector indicating the initial proportion of species 3.

p4

A numeric vector indicating the initial proportion of species 4.

response

A numeric vector giving the simulated response variable.

Details

What are Diversity-Interactions (DI) models?

Diversity-Interactions (DI) models (Kirwan et al 2009) are a set of tools for analysing and interpreting data from experiments that explore the effects of species diversity on community-level responses. We strongly recommend that users read the short introduction to Diversity-Interactions models (available at: DImodels). Further information on Diversity-Interactions models is also available in Kirwan et al 2009 and Connolly et al 2013.

Parameter values for the simulation

DI models take the general form of:

y = Identities + Interactions + Structures + \epsilon

where y is a community-level response, the Identities are the effects of species identities and enter the model as individual species proportions at the beginning of the time period, the Interactions are the interactions among the species proportions, while Structures include other experimental structures such as blocks, treatments or density.

The dataset sim1 was simulated with:

References

Connolly J, T Bell, T Bolger, C Brophy, T Carnus, JA Finn, L Kirwan, F Isbell, J Levine, A Lüscher, V Picasso, C Roscher, MT Sebastia, M Suter and A Weigelt (2013) An improved model to predict the effects of changing biodiversity levels on ecosystem function. Journal of Ecology, 101, 344-355.

Kirwan L, J Connolly, JA Finn, C Brophy, A Lüscher, D Nyfeler and MT Sebastia (2009) Diversity-interaction modelling - estimating contributions of species identities and interactions to ecosystem function. Ecology, 90, 2032-2038.

Examples


####################################
## Code to simulate the sim1 dataset



## Simulate dataset sim1 with species identity effects and block effects, but no interaction effect

## Use the proportions from the first fifteen plots in Switzerland
  data(Switzerland)

## Repeat the 15 plots over four blocks.
## Give each community type a unique (community) number.
  sim1 <- data.frame(community = rep(1:15, each = 4),
                   block = factor(rep(1:4, times = 15)),
                   p1 = rep(Switzerland$p1[1:15], each = 4),
                   p2 = rep(Switzerland$p2[1:15], each = 4),
                   p3 = rep(Switzerland$p3[1:15], each = 4),
                   p4 = rep(Switzerland$p4[1:15], each = 4))

## To simulate the response, first create a matrix of predictors that includes 
##  p1-p4 and the four block dummy variables.
  X <- model.matrix(~ p1 + p2 + p3 + p4 + block -1, data = sim1)

## Create a vector of 'known' parameter values for simulating the response.
## The first four are the p1-p4 parameters, the second four are the block effects.
  sim1_coeff <- c(10,9,8,7,   1,1.5,2,0)

## Create response and add normally distributed error 
  sim1$response <- as.numeric(X %*% sim1_coeff)
  set.seed(2020)
  r <- rnorm(n = 60, mean = 0, sd = 1.1)
  sim1$response <- round(sim1$response + r, digits = 3)




###########################
## Analyse the sim1 dataset

## Load the sim1 data
  data(sim1)
## View the first few entries
  head(sim1)
## Explore the variables in sim1
  str(sim1)

## Check that the proportions sum to 1 (required for DI models)
## p1 to p4 are in the 3rd to 6th columns in sim1
  sim1sums <- rowSums(sim1[3:6])
  summary(sim1sums)
  
## Check characteristics of sim1
  hist(sim1$response)
  summary(sim1$response)
  plot(sim1$p1, sim1$response)
  plot(sim1$p2, sim1$response)
  plot(sim1$p3, sim1$response)
  plot(sim1$p4, sim1$response)
  
## Find the best DI model using autoDI and F-test selection
  auto1 <- autoDI(y = "response", prop = c("p1","p2","p3","p4"), block = "block", data = sim1, 
                  selection = "Ftest")
  summary(auto1)
  
## Fit the identity model using DI and the ID tag
  m1 <- DI(y = "response", prop = c("p1","p2","p3","p4"), block = "block", DImodel = "ID", 
           data = sim1)
  summary(m1)
  plot(m1)


## Check goodness-of-fit using a half-normal plot with a simulated envelope
  library(hnp)
  hnp(m1)

  
## Fit the identity model using DI and custom_formula
  m2 <- DI(y = "response", custom_formula = response ~ 0 + p1 + p2 + p3 + p4 + block, data = sim1)
  summary(m2)


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