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Bayesian QTL mapping using skewed Student-tdistributions
In most QTL mapping studies, phenotypes are assumed to follow normal distributions. Deviations from this assumption may lead to detection of false positive QTL. To improve the robustness of Bayesian QTL mapping methods, ...
Die-off of E. coli and enterococci in dairy cowpats
(American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 2008)
E. coli and enterococci re-growth and decay patterns in cowpats applied to pasturelands were monitored during the spring, summer fall, and winter First-order approximations were used to determine die-off rate coefficients ...
A Statistical Framework for the Adaptive Management of Epidemiological Interventions
Background: Epidemiological interventions aim to control the spread of infectious disease through various mechanisms, each carrying a different associated cost. Methodology: We describe a flexible statistical framework for ...
Assessing the Effects of Individual Augmentation (IA) on Active Component Navy Enlisted and Officer Retention
(Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-08)
This report summarizes the results of an analysis of whether individual augmentation (IA) deployment affects retention rates for Navy enlisted personnel and junior officers. The analysis compared retention rates between ...
Multiple regime shifts in a subtropical peatland: community-specific thresholds to eutrophication
(Ecological Society of America, 2008-11)
Ecosystems have a natural resilience to perturbations, where resilience is the magnitude of a disturbance that an ecosystem can resist before changes in structure, function, and services result in a regime shift. The ...
Comparing syndromic surveillance detection methods: EARS' versus a CUSUM-based methodology.
This paper compares the performance of three detection methods, entitled C1, C2, and C3, that are implemented in the early aberration reporting system (EARS) and other syndromic surveillance systems versus the CUSUM applied ...