Chapter 34 Linear model project

We are building and evaluating our own linear models: We want to responsibly analyze a data set.

34.1 What is an appropriate data set for this project?

An appropriate data set for this project will

  1. Be interesting to you
  2. Roughly meret assumptions of a linear model. This fit need not be perfect - just good enugh that you can your analysis is smewhat meaningfull (you can discus shprtcomings etc in the text).

If your previous dataset is inapprorpaite or ou’re bored of it, you can look at for some! Below I share some which might work for you.

  • Predatory birds and ants partition caterpillar prey by body size and diet breadth paper, dryad link

  • Assessing the ecosystem-level consequences of a small-scale artisanal kelp fishery within the context of climate-change. paper, dryad

  • Functional extinction of a desert rodent: implications for seed fate and vegetation dynamics. paper, dryad.

  • Migration and stress during reproduction govern telomere dynamics in a seabird. paper, data.

  • Roles of the ClC chloride channel CLH-1 in food-associated salt chemotaxis behavior of C. elegans. paper, dryad.

  • Pinus ponderosa alters nitrogen dynamics and diminishes the climate footprint in natural ecosystems of Patagonia. paper, dryad.

  • Brood-tending males in a biparental fish suffer high paternity losses but rarely cuckold. paper, dryad.

  • Changes in key traits versus depth and latitude suggest energy-efficient locomotion, opportunistic feeding and light lead to adaptive morphologies of marine fishes. paper, dryad.

  • Females drive asymmetrical introgression from rare to common species in Darwin’s tree finches. paper, dryad.

  • Ecosystem carbon density and allocation across a chronosequence of longleaf pine forests. paper, dryad.

  • Negative plant-phyllosphere feedbacks in native Asteraceae hosts – a novel extension of the plant-soil feedback framework. paper, dryad.

  • Comparison of dogs and humans in visual scanning of social interaction. paper, dryad.

  • Costs and Tradeoffs of Resistance and Tolerance to Belowground Herbivory in Potato. paper, dryad.

  • Temperature dependent effects of cutaneous bacteria on a frog’s tolerance of fungal infection. paper dryad.

  • Kin discrimination via odour in the cooperatively breeding banded mongoose paper, dryad.

  • Diagnostic and prognostic value of the cerebrospinal fluid concentration of immunoglobulin free light chains in clinically isolated syndrome with conversion to multiple sclerosis. paper, dryad.

  • Duration of propagule pressure affects non-native plant species abundances. paper, dryad.

  • Genetic conflict with a parasitic nematode disrupts the legume-rhizobia mutualism. paper, dryad.

  • Large and fast human pyramidal neurons associate with intelligence. paper, dryad.

  • A high quality pedigree and genetic markers both reveal inbreeding depression for quality but not survival in a cooperative mammal paper, dryad.