I want to analyse a data from a study which was not designed properly due to logistic reasons.
There are 3 plots, each has unique management type (see figure below).
At each of these plots several points were established (i.e. nested within plot and management type); at each point in several years richness and abundance of bird species were assessed.
Thus management type is fixed factor without replication, year of sampling is fixed factor with several replications nested within unreplicated management type; plots and points are random factors.
I would like to know which is the best method (and model formula) to analyse these data. Specifically, I wonder it is possible to add plot and point identity as random factors into the model as those are only pseudo-replicated.
EDIT: Design described in this question is similar to my, with one exception that my points assigned to one management type, i.e. "subjects" in that question, can be spatially autocorellated as all come from same plot.