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Counteracting the worldwide trend of coral reef degeneration is a major challenge for the scientific community. A crucial management approach to minimizing stress effects on healthy reefs and helping the recovery of disturbed reefs is reef protection. However,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1664v1
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Length of hospital stay (LOS) is of primary importance in health services research because it is directly related to health care management and cost of health care. In some epidemiological settings the actual length of stay is not directly observed but it is known...

["Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1663v1
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The conservation and management of wild populations and ecosystems almost always involves making decisions in the face of uncertainty and risk. The application of science to the ecological decision-making process was something that the late Professor Daniel Goodman...

["Conservation Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1583v1
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An informal review of the history of new quantitative methods in environmental science, including environmental risk assessment, shows about a 10- to 20-year lag in wide acceptance of such methods by management agencies. To reduce that lag time as innovative methods...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Environmental Sciences","Marine Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1569v1
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Under models of isolation-by-distance, population structure is determined by the probability of identity-by-descent between pairs of genes according to the geographic distance between them. Well established analytical results indicate that the relationship between...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1545v1
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Background. Usain Bolt holds the current world record for a 100-m run, 9.58 s, and has been described as the best human sprinter in history. However, this raises questions concerning the maximum human running speed. Can the world’s fastest men become faster still?...

["Bioengineering","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Kinesiology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1484v1
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Mathematical models are frequently used to assess the impact of control interventions for Chlamydia trachomatis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Modeling approaches that stratify the population by the number of sex partners often assume the transmission...

["Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.940v2
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The sexually transmitted bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae has developed resistance to all antibiotic classes that have been used for treatment and strains resistant to multiple antibiotic classes have evolved. In many countries, there is only one antibiotic remaining...

["Computational Biology","Evolutionary Studies","Mathematical Biology","Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1449v1
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The conserved nature of sleep in Drosophila has allowed the fruit fly to emerge in the last decade as a powerful model organism in which to study sleep. Recent sleep studies in Drosophila have focused on the discovery and characterization of hyposomnolent mutants....

["Animal Behavior","Entomology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1408v1
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Colony Collapse Disorder has become a global problem for beekeepers and for the crops which depend on bee polination. Multiple factors are known to increase the risk of colony colapse, and the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor that parasitizes honey bees (Apis...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1396v1
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Ricker’s stock recruitment model is widely used to describe the spawner-offspring relationship for fishes. After model fitting, the spawning stock size that produces the maximum sustainable yield (SMSY), and the harvest corresponding to it (UMSY), are two of the...

["Ecology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1394v1
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In biological mass spectrometry, crude instrumental data need to be converted into meaningful theoretical models. Several data processing and data evaluation steps are required to come to the final results. These operations are often difficult to reproduce, because...

["Bioinformatics","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1359v1
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Estimating and comparing microbial diversity are statistically challenging due to limited sampling and possible sequencing errors for low-frequency counts, producing spurious singletons. The inflated singleton count seriously affects statistical analysis and inferences...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Microbiology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1353v1
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Sustained oscillations are frequently observed in biological systems consisting of a negative feedback loop, but a mathematical model with two ordinary differential equations (ODE) that has a negative feedback loop structure fails to produce sustained oscillations....

["Biophysics","Computational Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1272v1
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Valveless, tubular pumps are widespread in the animal kingdom, but the mechanism by which these pumps generate fluid flow are often in dispute. Where the pumping mechanism of many organs was once described as peristalsis, other mechanisms, such as dynamic suction...

["Bioengineering","Biophysics","Computational Biology","Developmental Biology","Mathematical Biology"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.906v2
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