Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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The use of online data repositories and the establishment of new data standards that require data to be computer-parsable so that algorithms can reason over them have become increasingly important with the emergence of high-throughput technologies, Big Data and...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Zoology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2429v2
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The scientific literature contains an historic record of the changing ways in which we describe the world. Shifts in understanding of scientific concepts are reflected in the introduction of new terms and the changing usage and context of existing ones. We conducted...

["Biodiversity","Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2747v1
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Natural product libraries are important tools for drug discovery. However, until now, there has not been a system to allow projections of the potential number of hits from creating these libraries. The objective of this study was to develop a stochastic model system...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Microbiology","Drugs and Devices","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2734v1
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To answer many of the major questions in comparative botany, ecology, and global change biology it is necessary to extrapolate across enormous geographic, temporal and taxonomic scales. Yet much ecological knowledge is still based on observations conducted within...

["Biodiversity","Biogeography","Bioinformatics","Ecology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2615v2
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Comparisons between biodiversity and other complex systems can facilitate cross-disciplinary exchange of theories and the identification of key system processes and constraints. For example, due to qualitative structural and functional analogies to biological systems,...

["Biodiversity","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2367v2
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Genebanks increasingly use molecular markers for routine characterization of ex-situ collections and farmer managed diversity. The International Potato Center presently uses a SSR marker-kit to create molecular profiles for potato accessions. We identified a need...

["Anthropology","Biodiversity","Molecular Biology","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.522v1
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Ecological variables such as species richness (S) and total abundance (N) can strongly influence ecological patterns. For example, the general form of the species abundance distribution (SAD) can often be explained by the majority of possible forms having the same...

["Biodiversity","Computational Biology","Ecology","Mathematical Biology","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.78v2
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Connectance and degree distributions are important components of the structure of ecological networks. In this contribution, we use a statistical argument and simple network generating models to show that properties of the degree distribution are driven by network...

["Biodiversity","Ecology","Computational Science","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.50v4
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