Importance of accounting for phylogenetic dependence in multi-species mark-recapture studies

Abadi Fitsum, Barbraud Christophe, Besson Dominique, Bried Joël, Crochet Pierre-André, Delord Karine, Forcada Jaume, Grosbois Vladimir, Phillips Richard A., Sagar Paul, Thompson Paul M., Waugh Susan, Weimerskirch Henri, Wood Andrew G., Gimenez Olivier. 2014. Importance of accounting for phylogenetic dependence in multi-species mark-recapture studies. Ecological Modelling, 273 : pp. 236-241.

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Quartile : Q2, Sujet : ECOLOGY

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Abstract : Species in comparative demography studies often have a common phylogenetic or evolutionary ancestry and hence, they cannot fully be treated as independent samples in the statistical analysis. Although the serious implication of ignoring phylogeny has long been recognized, no attempt has been made so far to account for the lack of statistical independence due to phylogeny in multi-species mark-recapture comparative demography studies. In this paper, we propose a Bayesian hierarchical model that explicitly accounts for phylogenetic dependence among species, and to correct for imperfect detection, which is a common phenomenon in free-ranging species. We illustrate the method using individual mark-recapture data collected from 16 seabird species of the order Procellariiformes. Data on body mass and phylogeny of these species are compiled from literature. We investigate the relationship between adult survival and body mass with and without accounting for phylogeny. If we ignore phylogeny, we obtain a positive survival-body mass relationship. However, this relationship is no longer statistically significant once phylogenetic dependence is taken into account, implying that survival may actually depend on an unmeasured variable that is correlated with body mass due to a shared dependence on phylogeny. The proposed model allows the integration of multi-species mark-recapture data and phylogenetic information, and it is therefore a valuable tool in ecological and evolutionary biology. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Oiseau, Évolution, Procellariiformes, Population animale, Dynamique des populations, Capture animale, Poids corporel, Écologie animale, Phylogénie, Modèle mathématique, Méthode statistique

Classification Agris : U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics
L20 - Animal ecology

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2014-2018) - Sociétés, natures et territoires

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Abadi Fitsum, CNRS (FRA)
  • Barbraud Christophe, CNRS (FRA)
  • Besson Dominique, CNRS (FRA)
  • Bried Joël, Centro do IMAR da Universidade dos Açores (PRT)
  • Crochet Pierre-André, CNRS (FRA)
  • Delord Karine, CNRS (FRA)
  • Forcada Jaume, British Antarctic Survey (GBR)
  • Grosbois Vladimir, CIRAD-ES-UPR AGIRs (FRA)
  • Phillips Richard A., British Antarctic Survey (GBR)
  • Sagar Paul, NIWA (NZL)
  • Thompson Paul M., University of Aberdeen (GBR)
  • Waugh Susan, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (NZL)
  • Weimerskirch Henri, CNRS (FRA)
  • Wood Andrew G., British Antarctic Survey (GBR)
  • Gimenez Olivier, CNRS (FRA)

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