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Ecology has reached the point where data science competitions, in which multiple groups solve the same problem using the same data by different methods, will be productive for advancing quantitative methods for tasks such as species identification from remote sensing...

["Ecology","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science","Forestry","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26966v1
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The optimal selection of a natural reserve (OSRN) is an optimisation problem with a binary domain. To solve this problem the metaheuristic algorithm Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) has been chosen. The PSO algorithm has been designed to solve problems in real...

["Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems","Algorithms and Analysis of Algorithms","Artificial Intelligence","Autonomous Systems","Optimization Theory and Computation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26941v2
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The cellular abundance of proteins can vary even between isogenic single cells. This variability between single-cell protein levels can have functional roles, such as controlling cell fate during apoptosis induction or the proliferation/quiescence decision. Here,...

["Cell Biology","Molecular Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26965v1
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The recent discovery of the Araguaian river dolphin (Inia araguaiaensis) highlights how little we know about the diversity and biology of river dolphins. In this study, we described the acoustic repertoire of this newly discovered species in concert with their...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Zoology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26962v2
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Climate change has profoundly impacted tropical ecosystems, critical for sustaining economies and community livelihoods at local to global scales. Rapid population growth has further negatively impacted natural resource management and upsetting the socio-ecological...

["Agricultural Science","Ecology","Climate Change Biology","Natural Resource Management","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26963v2
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Random forest and similar Machine Learning techniques are already used to generate spatial predictions, but spatial location of points (geography) is often ignored in the modeling process. Spatial auto-correlation, especially if still existent in the cross-validation...

["Biogeography","Soil Science","Computational Science","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Spatial and Geographic Information Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26693v2
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Tussock is a unique structure in wetland vegetation. Many tussock species reproduce mainly by clonal growth, resulting in genetically identical offsprings distributed in various spatial patterns. These fine scale patterns could affect the mating patterns and thus...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Freshwater Biology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26946v2
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Satellite chlorophyll (chl) observations have repeatedly observed summertime phytoplankton blooms in the North Pacific subtropical gyre (NPSG), a region of open ocean that is far removed from any land-derived or Ekman upwelling nutrient sources. These blooms are...

["Ecosystem Science","Marine Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26961v1
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The flood pulse is the main factor structuring and differentiating the ecological communities of Amazonian unflooded (terra firme) and seasonally-flooded (várzea) forests as they require unique adaptations to survive the prolonged annual floods. Therefore, várzea...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Natural Resource Management"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26960v1
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Overweight and obesity are considered as a major cause of various conditions related to metabolic syndrome. Yet, considering the complex interacting factors leading to pathogenicity and underlying mechanisms, it remains a poorly defined area. Some probiotics have...

["Biotechnology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26959v1
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Bacground. The issue with most studies concerned with mate selection preferences in humans is that they rely on declarations and rational actions of experimental subjects, which are affected by their pre-conceived opinions and prejudices. Moreover, current research...

["Evolutionary Studies","Psychiatry and Psychology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26958v1
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75 Years ago Arabidopsis thaliana was first suggested as a Model Plant – But how did Arabidopsis Col-0 become the standard natural accession? This is a short history of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh. Columbia-0.

["Plant Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26931v2
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Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women worldwide with human papillomavirus (HPV) being the main cause of disease. Chromosomal amplifications have been identified as a source of upregulation of cervical cancer driver genes but cannot fully explain...

["Computational Biology","Microbiology","Oncology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26957v1
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We propose a simple neural network model which can learn relation between sentences by passing their representations obtained from Long Short Term Memory(LSTM) through a Relation Network. The Relation Network module tries to extract similarity between multiple...

["Artificial Intelligence","Data Science","Natural Language and Speech"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26847v2
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Crocodyliformes have undergone few modifications in their morphology since they have emerged. The change in the position of the choana was important during the evolutionary history of this group. Such character is relevant in the phylogenetic position of many crocodyliforms....

["Paleontology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26956v1
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