Paleontology and Evolutionary Science

Using observation-level random effects to model overdispersion in count data in ecology and evolution
198 citations · 13,010 views · 3,349 downloads
PhyloSift: phylogenetic analysis of genomes and metagenomes
196 citations · 25,698 views · 4,593 downloads
Spider phylogenomics: untangling the Spider Tree of Life
62 citations · 17,747 views · 2,844 downloads
A specimen-level phylogenetic analysis and taxonomic revision of Diplodocidae (Dinosauria, Sauropoda)
44 citations · 48,840 views · 6,017 downloads
The phylogenetic relationships of basal archosauromorphs, with an emphasis on the systematics of proterosuchian archosauriforms
39 citations · 8,509 views · 1,812 downloads
Multi-gene analysis of Symbiodinium dinoflagellates: a perspective on rarity, symbiosis, and evolution
38 citations · 4,564 views · 1,084 downloads
RIM-DB: a taxonomic framework for community structure analysis of methanogenic archaea from the rumen and other intestinal environments
39 citations · 3,273 views · 821 downloads
Three-dimensional reconstruction and the phylogeny of extinct chelicerate orders
35 citations · 6,352 views · 1,427 downloads
A comparison of observation-level random effect and Beta-Binomial models for modelling overdispersion in Binomial data in ecology & evolution
33 citations · 4,579 views · 1,065 downloads
First genomic insights into members of a candidate bacterial phylum responsible for wastewater bulking
35 citations · 5,296 views · 911 downloads

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@larcilah @HideInamine @TigrerosNatasha @slaubrie @kdhecology @bolkerb Sounds good! Looks like implementation is easy (just add another random effect and use poisson family), and here's a recent paper talking about the usefulness and limitations of this approach:

Observation Level Random Effects in Overdipsersed Binomial Mixed Models via @thePeerJ

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Untangling the Spider Tree of Life via @thePeerJ

@Toastcat4618 Ha! Actually, the latest research on this via @thePeerJ shows that Brontosaurus is probably still a valid name! :)

Archosauromorph phylogeny vía @thePeerJ

Science Magazine: "Untangling spider biology"

Science Magazine: "Ground hunting led to spider explosion"

GenomeWeb: "Team Tweaks Spider Phylogeny With Genomic, Transcriptomic Data"

Listed as one of the top 5 Dinosaur Highlights of 2015

Listed as one of the Top 100 Science Articles of 2015 by Altmetric

New York Times: A Prehistoric Giant Is Revived, if Only in Name

Brian Switek in the Smithsonian - Back to Brontosaurus? The Dinosaur Might Deserve Its Own Genus After All

Brontosaurus deserves its name, after all

Beloved Brontosaurus makes a comeback

io9 - Brontosaurus Should Be Reinstated As A Distinct Dinosaur, Say Scientists