Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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A strong argument can be made that the European Union has the most rigorous regulatory system for pesticides in the world, and that modern pesticide use poses fewer environmental threats than older regimes. Nevertheless, the impacts of pesticides on bees and other...

["Ecotoxicology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26856v1
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A new layer of complexity, constituted of networks of information token recurrence, has been identified in socio-technical systems such as the Wikipedia online community and the Zooniverse citizen science platform. The identification of this complexity reveals...

["Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Network Science and Online Social Networks","Social Computing","World Wide Web and Web Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2789v2
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Background: The accurate annotation of functional roles for newly sequenced genes of genomes is not a simple matter. Function is, of course, related to amino-acid sequence and to domain structure but not always in straightforward ways. Even where given functional...

["Evolutionary Studies","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26855v1
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Thermal stress is a key issue for species dominant within ecosystems especially those that carry out key ecosystem service roles. When assessing the impacts of climate change it is critical to assess its biotic impacts relative to other anthropogenic changes to...

["Ecology","Entomology","Zoology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26854v1
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Survival of microbes on various surfaces and habitats is a question of importance to basic science, as well as health care, water treatment and distribution, ecology, and search for life in other planetary bodies. To this end, various model organisms known to be...

["Biochemistry","Biotechnology","Cell Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3103v2
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Background. White adipose tissue (WAT) is essential for energy storage as well as being an active endocrine organ. The secretion of adipokines by adipocytes can affect whole body metabolism, appetite, and contribute to overall health. WAT is comprised of lipid-laden...

["Biochemistry","Cell Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26853v1
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Klebsiella pneumoniae is an opportunistic bacterial pathogen known for its high frequency and diversity of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes. In addition to being a significant clinical problem in its own right, K. pneumoniae is the species within which several...

["Ecology","Microbiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26852v1
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The coccolithophore Emiliania huxleyi forms some of the largest phytoplankton blooms in the ocean. The rapid demise of these blooms has been linked to viral infections. E. huxleyi abundance, distribution, and nutritional status make them an important food source...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology","Virology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26851v1
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Since 2014 divers from Ocean Wise have been SCUBA diving in the Cambridge Bay, Nunavut area collecting data on fishes, invertebrates and marine plants at numerous sites. For each dive a file is created that catalogues the species found and a rough abundance of...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Marine Biology","Taxonomy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26850v1
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This paper reports the results of an evaluation of the Software Sustainability Institute’s Fellowship Programme, which focused on understanding the benefits that the fellowship has afforded its recipients. The evaluation took the form of a survey open to people...

["Social Computing","Software Engineering"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26849v1
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We propose a simple Neural Network model which can learn relation between sentences by modeling the task as Earth Mover's Distance(EMD) calculation. Underlying hypothesis is that a neural module can learn to approximate the flow optimization in EMD calculation...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Science","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26847v1
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Western Antarctic shows one of the fastest responses to climate change on Earth. Glacier meltdown and freshening are perhaps the most conspicuous evidence of anthropogenic impacts, that together with ice scouring can strongly modify benthic communities. The spatial...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26846v1
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The abyss is a homogeneous and barrier-free sediment habitat. At least that is what the text books say. Yet, at the same time we know that abyssal communities are locally highly diverse. It appears contradictory that a seafloor habitat free of barriers and poor...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26845v1
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Law enforcement is widely regarded as a cornerstone to effective natural resource management. Practical guidelines for the optimal use of enforcement measures are lacking particularly in areas protected under sustainable and/or mixed use management regimes and...

["Coupled Natural and Human Systems","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26843v1
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