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Research Theme: Biological Classification

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Biological Classification
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

The study of living things, like plants, animals, diatoms, or microbes—to classify them in groups (of genus, species, etc.) and evaluate their diversity and presence or absence in different environments.

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Hultman, J., Waldrop, M. P., Mackelprang, R., David, M. M., McFarland, J., Blazewicz, S. J., Harden, J., Merritt Turetsky, McGuire, A. D., Shah, M. B., VerBerkmoes, N. C., Lee, L. H., Mavrommatis, K., Jansson, J. K. 2015: Multi-omics of permafrost, active layer and thermokarst bog soil microbiomes. Nature, 521(7551): 208-212. DOI: 10.1038/nature14238

Weston, D. J., Merritt Turetsky, Johnson, M. G., Granath, G., Lindo, Z., Belyea, L. R., Rice, S. K., Hanson, D. T., Engelhardt, K. A. M., Schmutz, J., Dorrepaal, E., Euskirchen, E. S., Stenøien, H. K., Szövényi, P., Jackson, M., Piatkowski, B. T., Muchero, W., Norby, R. J., Kostka, J. E., Glass, J. B., Rydin, H., Limpens, J., Tuittila, E.-S., Ullrich, K. K., Carrell, A., Benscoter, B. W., Chen, J.-G., Oke, T. A., Nilsson, M. B., Ranjan, P., Jacobson, D., Lilleskov, E. A., Clymo, R. S., Shaw, A. J. 2018: The Sphagnome Project: Enabling ecological and evolutionary insights through a genus‐level sequencing project. New Phytologist, 217(1): 16-25. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14860

McPartland, M. Y., Kane, E. S., Falkowski, M. J., Kolka, R., Merritt Turetsky, Palik, B., Montgomery, R. A. 2019: The response of boreal peatland community composition and NDVI to hydrologic change, warming, and elevated carbon dioxide. Global Change Biology, 25(1): 93-107. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14465

Mitra, R., Tom Marchitto, Ge, Q., Zhong, B., Kanakiya, B., Cook, M. S., Fehrenbacher, J. S., Ortiz, J. D., Tripati, A., Lobaton, E. 2019: Automated species-level identification of planktic foraminifera using convolutional neural networks, with comparison to human performance. Marine Micropaleontology, 147: 16-24. DOI: 10.1016/j.marmicro.2019.01.005

Bjorkman, A. D., et al., including, Sarah Elmendorf 2018: Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(12): 1402-1411. DOI: 10.1111/geb.12821

Vardaro, J. A. C., Epps, C. W., Frable, B. W., Chris Ray 2018: Identification of a contact zone and hybridization for two subspecies of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) within a single protected area. PLoS ONE, 13(7): article e0199032. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199032

Abukrees, F., Kozlowski, G., Meade, C. 2018: Characterization of diverse ploidy in the arctic-alpine Arenaria ciliata species complex (Caryophyllaceae) using shoot meristem staining and flow cytometry analysis of archived frozen tissue. Plant Species Biology, 33(2): 144-152. DOI: 10.1111/1442-1984.12200

Ge, Q., Zhong, B., Kanakiya, B., Mitra, R., Tom Marchitto, Lobaton, E. 2017: Coarse-to-fine Foraminifera image segmentation through 3D and deep features. 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Honolulu, HI, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1109/SSCI.2017.8280982

Zhong, B., Ge, Q., Kanakiya, B., Mitra, R., Tom Marchitto, Lobaton, E. 2017: A comparative study of image classification algorithms for Foraminifera identification. 2017 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI), Honolulu, HI, pp. 1-8. DOI: 10.1109/SSCI.2017.8285164

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