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The ongoing evolution of tracer mixing models has resulted in a confusing array of software tools that differ in terms of data inputs, model assumptions, and associated analytic products. Here we introduce MixSIAR, an inclusive, rich, and flexible Bayesian tracer...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Ecosystem Science","Soil Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5096
52 downloads
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Observations indicate that temperature and precipitation patterns changed dramatically in Xinjiang, northwestern China, between 1961 and 2015. Dramatic changes in climatic conditions can bring about adverse effects. Specifically, meteorological drought severity...

["Statistics","Natural Resource Management","Environmental Impacts"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4926
392 downloads
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Background Plesiosaurs are marine reptiles that arose in the Late Triassic and survived to the Late Cretaceous. They have a unique and uniform bauplan and are known for their very long neck and hydrofoil-like flippers. Plesiosaurs are among the most successful...

["Evolutionary Studies","Paleontology","Statistics","Histology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4955
68 downloads
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Background Existing definitions of happiness, subjective well-being, and quality of life suggest conceptual overlap between these constructs. This study explored the relationship between these well-being constructs by applying widely used measures with satisfactory...

["Global Health","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4903
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Genotypic drug resistance testing has been an integral part of the clinical management of HIV patients for almost 20 years, not only assisting treatment choices but also informing drug development. Accurate estimations on the worldwide circulation of drug resistance...

["Virology","Epidemiology","Global Health","HIV","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4848
79 downloads
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Estimating the depth of anaesthesia (DoA) in operations has always been a challenging issue due to the underlying complexity of the brain mechanisms. Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are undoubtedly the most widely used signals for measuring DoA. In this paper,...

["Anesthesiology and Pain Management","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4817
2,075 downloads
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The use of linear mixed effects models (LMMs) is increasingly common in the analysis of biological data. Whilst LMMs offer a flexible approach to modelling a broad range of data types, ecological data are often complex and require complex model structures, and...

["Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4794
56 downloads
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Background For the diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) proposes that adherence to six symptoms in either group (inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity) will lead to the...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4820
110 downloads
624 views

Background Site fidelity is considered as an animal’s tendency to return to a previously occupied place; this is a component of animal behaviour that allows us to understand movement patterns and aspects related to the animal’s life history. Although there are...

["Animal Behavior","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4782
202 downloads
1,229 views

Confirmatory path analysis allows researchers to evaluate and compare causal models using observational data. This tool has great value for comparative biologists since they are often unable to gather experimental data on macro-evolutionary hypotheses, but is cumbersome...

["Bioinformatics","Ecology","Evolutionary Studies","Zoology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4718
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Background Data artifacts due to variations in experimental handling are ubiquitous in microarray studies, and they can lead to biased and irreproducible findings. A popular approach to correct for such artifacts is through post hoc data adjustment such as data...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4584
1 citation
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Background Haemophilus parasuis is a common porcine respiratory pathogen that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality in farmed swine. We performed a molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance genes harbored by H. parasuis from pig farms in China....

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Epidemiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4613
255 downloads
1,707 views

Normalization is the first critical step in microbiome sequencing data analysis used to account for variable library sizes. Current RNA-Seq based normalization methods that have been adapted for microbiome data fail to consider the unique characteristics of microbiome...

["Bioinformatics","Genomics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4600
91 downloads
367 views

Background Evaluating the factors favoring the onset of influenza epidemics is a critical public health issue for surveillance, prevention and control. While past outbreaks provide important insights for understanding epidemic onsets, their statistical analysis...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4440
108 downloads
568 views

Based on the existing research on sound symbolism and crossmodal correspondence, this study proposed an extended research on cross-modal correspondence between various sound attributes and color properties in a group of non-synesthetes. In Experiment 1, we assessed...

["Ophthalmology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4443

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