catchCurve {FSA} | R Documentation |

Fits a linear model to the user-defined descending limb of a catch curve. Method functions extract estimates of the instantaneous (Z) and total annual (A) mortality rates with associated standard errors and confidence intervals. A plot method highlights the descending-limb, shows the linear model on the descending limb, and, optionally, prints the estimated Z and A.

catchCurve(x, ...) ## Default S3 method: catchCurve(x, catch, ages2use = age, weighted = FALSE, ...) ## S3 method for class 'formula' catchCurve(x, data, ages2use = age, weighted = FALSE, ...) ## S3 method for class 'catchCurve' summary(object, parm = c("both", "all", "Z", "A", "lm"), ...) ## S3 method for class 'catchCurve' coef(object, parm = c("all", "both", "Z", "A", "lm"), ...) ## S3 method for class 'catchCurve' anova(object, ...) ## S3 method for class 'catchCurve' confint(object, parm = c("all", "both", "Z", "A", "lm"), level = conf.level, conf.level = 0.95, ...) ## S3 method for class 'catchCurve' plot(x, pos.est = "topright", cex.est = 0.95, ylab = "log(Catch)", xlab = "Age", col.pt = "gray30", col.mdl = "black", lwd = 2, lty = 1, ...)

`x` |
A numerical vector of the assigned ages in the catch curve or a formula of the form |

`...` |
Additional arguments for methods. |

`catch` |
A numerical vector of the catches or CPUEs for the ages in the catch curve. Not used if |

`ages2use` |
A numerical vector of the ages that define the descending limb of the catch curve. |

`weighted` |
A logical that indicates whether a weighted regression should be used. See details. |

`data` |
A data frame from which the variables in the |

`object` |
An object saved from the |

`parm` |
A numeric or string (of parameter names) vector that specifies which parameters are to be given confidence intervals. If |

`level` |
Same as |

`conf.level` |
A number representing the level of confidence to use for constructing confidence intervals. |

`pos.est` |
A string to identify where to place the estimated mortality rates on the plot. Can be set to one of |

`cex.est` |
A single numeric character expansion value for the estimated mortality rates on the plot. |

`ylab` |
A label for the y-axis ( |

`xlab` |
A label for the x-axis ( |

`col.pt` |
A string that indicates the color of the plotted points. |

`col.mdl` |
A string that indicates the color of the fitted line. |

`lwd` |
A numeric that indicates the line width of the fitted line. |

`lty` |
A numeric that indicates the type of line used for the fitted line. |

The default is to use all ages in the age vector. This is appropriate only when the age and catch vectors contain only the ages and catches on the descending limb of the catch curve. Use `ages2use`

to isolate only the catch and ages on the descending limb.

If `weighted=TRUE`

then a weighted regression is used where the weights are the log(number) at each age predicted from the unweighted regression of log(number) on age (as proposed by Maceina and Bettoli (1998)).

A list that contains the following items:

age The original vector of assigned ages.

catch The original vector of observed catches or CPUEs.

age.e A vector of assigned ages for which the catch curve was fit.

log.catch.e A vector of log catches or CPUEs for which the catch curve was fit.

W A vector of weights used in the catch curve fit. Will be

`NULL`

unless`weighted=TRUE`

.lm An

`lm`

object from the fit to the ages and log catches or CPUEs on the descending limb (i.e., in age.e and log.catch.e).

Tested the results of catch curve, both unweighted and weighted, against the results in Miranda and Bettoli (2007). Results for Z and the SE of Z matched perfectly. Tested the unweighted results against the results from `agesurv`

in fishmethods using the `rockbass`

data.frame in fishmethods. Results for Z and the SE of Z matched perfectly.

11-Mortality.

Derek H. Ogle, derek@derekogle.com

Ogle, D.H. 2016. Introductory Fisheries Analyses with R. Chapman & Hall/CRC, Boca Raton, FL.

Maceina, M.J., and P.W. Bettoli. 1998. Variation in Largemouth Bass recruitment in four mainstream impoundments on the Tennessee River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 18:998-1003.

Ricker, W.E. 1975. Computation and interpretation of biological statistics of fish populations. Technical Report Bulletin 191, Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. [Was (is?) from http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/Library/1485.pdf.]

See `agesurv`

in fishmethods for similar functionality. See `chapmanRobson`

and `agesurvcl`

in fishmethods for alternative methods to estimate mortality rates. See `metaM`

for empirical methods to estimate natural mortality.

data(BrookTroutTH) plot(catch~age,data=BrookTroutTH,pch=19) ## demonstration of formula notation cc1 <- catchCurve(catch~age,data=BrookTroutTH,ages2use=2:6) summary(cc1) cbind(Est=coef(cc1),confint(cc1)) plot(cc1) summary(cc1,parm="Z") cbind(Est=coef(cc1,parm="Z"),confint(cc1,parm="Z")) ## demonstration of excluding ages2use cc2 <- catchCurve(catch~age,data=BrookTroutTH,ages2use=-c(0,1)) summary(cc2) plot(cc2) ## demonstration of using weights cc3 <- catchCurve(catch~age,data=BrookTroutTH,ages2use=2:6,weighted=TRUE) summary(cc3) plot(cc3) ## demonstration of returning the linear model results summary(cc3,parm="lm") cbind(Est=coef(cc3,parm="lm"),confint(cc3,parm="lm")) ## demonstration of ability to work with missing age classes df <- data.frame(age=c( 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9,12), ct= c(100,92,83,71,56,35, 1)) cc4 <- catchCurve(ct~age,data=df,ages2use=4:12) summary(cc4) plot(cc4) ## demonstration of ability to work with missing age classes ## evein if catches are recorded as NAs df <- data.frame(age=c( 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12), ct= c(100,92,83,71,NA,56,NA,35,NA,NA, 1)) cc5 <- catchCurve(ct~age,data=df,ages2use=4:12) summary(cc5) plot(cc5)

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