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Supplementary text, figures, and tables

We provide an expanded methods sections, additional figures, minimum time calculations for determining exponential growth, simulations with a more complicated population model, minimum time calculations for determining long-term growth rates, and the use of generalized additive models to identify population trends. All code and data can be found at

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.3168v1/supp-1

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Competing Interests

I have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Easton R White conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Github repository "time-series-project" at


ERW was partially supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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