Skip to contents

Introduction

This practical demonstrates use of the samplers argument in lgcp, which you need to use when you have observed points from only a sample of plots in the survey region.

Setting things up

Load libraries

Get the data

data(gorillas_sf, package = "inlabru")

This dataset is a list (see help(gorillas) for details. Extract the the objects you need from the list, for convenience:

nests <- gorillas_sf$nests
mesh <- gorillas_sf$mesh
boundary <- gorillas_sf$boundary
gcov <- gorillas_sf_gcov()

The gorillas data also contains a plot sample subset which covers 60% of the survey region.

sample <- gorillas_sf$plotsample
plotdets <- ggplot() +
  gg(boundary) +
  gg(sample$plots) +
  gg(sample$nests, pch = "+", cex = 4, color = "red") +
  geom_text(aes(label = sample$counts$count,
                x = sf::st_coordinates(sample$counts)[, 1],
                y = sf::st_coordinates(sample$counts)[, 2])) +
  labs(x = "Easting", y = "Northing")
plot(plotdets)

On this plot survey, only points within the rectangles are detected, but it is also informative to plot all the points here (which if it was a real plot survey you could not do, because you would not have seen them all).

plotwithall <- ggplot() +
  gg(boundary) +
  gg(sample$plots) +
  gg(nests, pch = "+", cex = 4, color = "blue") +
  geom_text(aes(label = sample$counts$count,
                x = sf::st_coordinates(sample$counts)[, 1],
                y = sf::st_coordinates(sample$counts)[, 2])) +
  gg(sample$nests, pch = "+", cex = 4, color = "red") +
  labs(x = "Easting", y = "Northing")
plot(plotwithall)

Inference

The observed nest locations are in the SpatialPointsDataFrame sample$nests, and the plots are in the SpatialPolygonsDataFrame sample$plots. Again, we are using the following SPDE setup:

matern <- inla.spde2.pcmatern(mesh,
  prior.sigma = c(0.1, 0.01),
  prior.range = c(0.05, 0.01)
)

Fit an LGCP model with SPDE only to these data by using the samplers= argument of the function lgcp( ):

cmp <- geometry ~ my.spde(geometry, model = matern)

fit <- lgcp(cmp, sample$nests, samplers = sample$plots, domain = list(geometry = mesh))

Plot the density surface from your fitted model

pxl <- fm_pixels(mesh, mask = boundary)
lambda.sample <- predict(fit, pxl, ~ exp(my.spde + Intercept))
lambda.sample.plot <- ggplot() +
  gg(lambda.sample, geom = "tile") +
  gg(sample$plots, alpha = 0) +
  gg(boundary, col = "yellow", alpha = 0)

lambda.sample.plot

Estimate the integrated intensity lambda. We compute both the overall integrated intensity, representative of an imagined new realisation of the point process, and the conditional expectation that takes the actually observed nests into account, by recognising that we have complete information in the surveyed plots.

Lambda <- predict(fit, fm_int(mesh, boundary), ~ sum(weight * exp(my.spde + Intercept)))
Lambda.empirical <- predict(
  fit,
  rbind(
    cbind(fm_int(mesh, boundary), data.frame(all = TRUE)),
    cbind(fm_int(mesh, sample$plots), data.frame(all = FALSE))
  ),
  ~ (sum(weight * exp(my.spde + Intercept) * all) -
    sum(weight * exp(my.spde + Intercept) * !all) +
    nrow(sample$nests))
)
rbind(
  Lambda,
  Lambda.empirical
)

Fit the same model to the full dataset (the points in gorillas_sf$nests), or get your previous fit, if you kept it. Plot the intensity surface and estimate the integrated intensity

fit.all <- lgcp(cmp, nests,
  samplers = boundary,
  domain = list(geometry = mesh)
)
lambda.all <- predict(fit.all, pxl, ~ exp(my.spde + Intercept))
Lambda.all <- predict(fit.all, fm_int(mesh, boundary), ~ sum(weight * exp(my.spde + Intercept)))

Your plot should look like this:

The values Lambda.empirical, Lambda, and Lambda.all should be close to each other if the plot samples gave sufficient information for the overall prediction:

rbind(
  Plots = Lambda,
  PlotsEmp = Lambda.empirical,
  All = Lambda.all,
  AllEmp = c(nrow(gorillas$nests), 0, rep(nrow(gorillas$nests), 3), rep(NA, 3))
)
#>              mean       sd   q0.025     q0.5   q0.975   median mean.mc_std_err
#> Plots    654.3383 46.87836 566.9219 658.3767 745.0051 658.3767        4.687836
#> PlotsEmp 643.7613 39.16879 582.1543 644.8502 716.1563 644.8502        3.916879
#> All      672.9588 29.06255 621.9758 668.2169 730.1566 668.2169        2.906255
#> AllEmp   647.0000  0.00000 647.0000 647.0000 647.0000       NA              NA
#>          sd.mc_std_err
#> Plots         2.923228
#> PlotsEmp      2.954634
#> All           1.951796
#> AllEmp              NA

Now, let’s compare the results

library(patchwork)
lambda.sample.plot + lambda.all.plot +
  plot_layout(guides = "collect") &
  theme(legend.position = "left") &
  scale_fill_continuous(limits = range(c(0, 340)))

Do you understand the reason for the differences in the posteriors of the abundance estimates?