Big Data in Ecology, by Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Alex Dumbrell, Donald Baird, Guy

By Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Alex Dumbrell, Donald Baird, Guy Woodward

The subject matter of this quantity is gigantic facts in ecology.

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However, it is also possible to retrieve only the signature of ‘active’ organisms using RNA approaches rather than DNA. It must also be recognised that the ‘new diversity’ revealed through molecular techniques is distinct from the taxonomic classification implemented by traditional morphological sampling. DNA sequences cannot be directly translated into species level information. In fact the OTUs that are assigned to different sequences can represent the same taxa that have different evolutionary histories.

1 Box- and-flow diagram of a tundra ecosystem, Point Barrow, Alaska, typical of the representations used in IBP programmes to illustrate the relationships between key stocks of biomass. Adapted from Worthington (1975). 46 Dave Raffaelli et al. relation to human welfare (Worthington, 1969, 1975, 1983). This mission statement will be only too familiar to many of today’s researchers and the vision of scientific endeavour and international co-operation presented in the contemporary reports, newsletters and briefings of the IBP are staggering by today’s standards.

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