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Data from: Condition-dependent foraging strategies in a coastal seabird: evidence that the rich get richer

Brock Geary, Scott T. Walter, Paul L. Leberg & Jordan Karubian
The degree to which foraging individuals are able to appropriately modify their behaviors in response to dynamic environmental conditions and associated resource availability can have important fitness consequences. Despite an increasingly refined understanding of differences in foraging behavior between individuals, we still lack detailed characterizations of within-individual variation over space and time, and what factors may drive this variability. From 2014-2017, we used GPS transmitters and accelerometers to document foraging movements by breeding adult Brown...

Data from: Seed size evolution and biogeography of Plukenetia (Euphorbiaceae), a pantropical genus with traditionally cultivated oilseed species

Warren M. Cardinal-McTeague, Kenneth J. Wurdack, Erin M. Sigel & Lynn J. Gillespie
Background: Plukenetia is a small pantropical genus of lianas and vines with variably sized edible oil-rich seeds that presents an ideal system to investigate neotropical and pantropical diversification patterns and seed size evolution. We assessed the biogeography and seed evolution of Plukenetia through phylogenetic analyses of a 5,069 character molecular dataset comprising five nuclear and two plastid markers for 86 terminals in subtribe Plukenetiinae (representing 20 of ~23 Plukenetia species). Two nuclear genes, KEA1 and...

2018 Brown pelican and barrier island data, Louisiana, USA

Brock Geary, Paul Leberg, Juita Martinez & Andrea Santariello
Test repository for data related to nesting biology of brown pelicans in relation to barrier islands in coastal Louisiana, USA.

Data from: Inconsistent use of multiple comparison corrections in studies of population genetic structure: are some type I errors more tolerable than others?

Samantha Hauser, Kristin Wakeland & Paul Leberg
Studies of genetic population structure often involve numerous tests of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE), linkage disequilibrium (LD), and genetic differentiation. Tests of HWE or LD are important precursors to population structure assessments. When conducting multiple related statistical tests, type 1 error increases, e.g., familywise error rate (FWER) inflation. FWER inflation can alter the results of statistical tests and thus the conclusions. Authors are aware of the need to control for FWER inflation, but there has been...

Data from: Resolving deep nodes in an ancient radiation of neotropical fishes in the presence of conflicting signals from incomplete lineage sorting

Fernando Alda, Victor A. Tagliacollo, Maxwell J. Bernt, Brandon T. Waltz, William B. Ludt, Brant C. Faircloth, Michael E. Alfaro, James S. Albert & Prosanta Chakrabarty
Resolving patterns of ancient and rapid diversifications is one of the most challenging tasks in evolutionary biology. These difficulties arise from confusing phylogenetic signals that are associated with the interplay of incomplete lineage sorting and homoplasy. Phylogenomic analyses of hundreds, or even thousands, of loci offer the potential to resolve such contentious relationships. Yet, how much useful phylogenetic information these large data sets contain remains uncertain and often goes untested. Here, we assess the utility...

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  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette
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