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Creating functional groups of marine fish from categorical traits

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Creating functional groups of marine fish from categorical traits https://t.co/Oq38pPwbH6
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Supplemental Information

List of diet and life history traits to include in clustering

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27148v1/supp-1

Missing data imputation methods

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27148v1/supp-2

Distance matrix calculations

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27148v1/supp-3

Histograms of the raw data with the corresponding bar plot of the discretized variable for trophic level (a,b), maximum depth (m) (c,d), common maximum depth (m) (e,f) and length (cm) (g,h)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27148v1/supp-4

Alternative solution for evaluating reliability using the Gini coefficient

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27148v1/supp-5

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Monique A Ladds conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Nokuthaba Sibanda conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Richard Arnold conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Matthew R Dunn conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

GitHub: https://github.com/MoniqueLadds/FunctionalGroupClassification.git

Funding

Funding was provided by New Zealand's National Science Challenge Sustainable Seas. Funding was also provided by MQ Marine for a workshop at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia dedicated to finding suitable traits. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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