Hierarchical log Gaussian Cox process for regeneration in uneven-aged forests

  title={Hierarchical log Gaussian Cox process for regeneration in uneven-aged forests},
  author={Mikko Kuronen and Aila S{\"a}rkk{\"a} and Matti Vihola and Mari Myllym{\"a}ki},
  journal={Environmental and Ecological Statistics},
We propose a hierarchical log Gaussian Cox process (LGCP) for point patterns, where a set of points $$\varvec{x}$$ x affects another set of points $$\varvec{y}$$ y but not vice versa. We use the model to investigate the effect of large trees on the locations of seedlings. In the model, every point in $$\varvec{x}$$ x has a parametric influence kernel or signal, which together form an influence field. Conditionally on the parameters, the influence field acts as a spatial covariate in the… 


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