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Global Patterns and Predictions of Seafloor Biomass Using Random Forests

  • Chih-Lin Wei mail,

    weic@tamug.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Gilbert T. Rowe,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Elva Escobar-Briones,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F., México

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  • Antje Boetius,

    Affiliation: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

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  • Thomas Soltwedel,

    Affiliation: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany

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  • M. Julian Caley,

    Affiliation: Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, Australia

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  • Yousria Soliman,

    Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

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  • Falk Huettmann,

    Affiliation: Biology and Wildlife Department, Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Fangyuan Qu,

    Affiliations: Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America, College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao, China

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  • Zishan Yu,

    Affiliation: College of Marine Life Science, Ocean University of Qingdao, Qingdao, China

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  • C. Roland Pitcher,

    Affiliation: CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Cleveland, Queensland, Australia

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  • Richard L. Haedrich,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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  • Mary K. Wicksten,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Michael A. Rex,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey G. Baguley,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States of America

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  • Jyotsna Sharma,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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  • Roberto Danovaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, Polytechnic University of Marche, Ancona, Italy

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  • Ian R. MacDonald,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States of America

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  • Clifton C. Nunnally,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jody W. Deming,

    Affiliation: Department of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Paul Montagna,

    Affiliation: Harte Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mélanie Lévesque,

    Affiliation: Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Rimouski, Québec, Canada

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  • Jan Marcin Weslawski,

    Affiliation: Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

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  • Maria Wlodarska-Kowalczuk,

    Affiliation: Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland

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  • Baban S. Ingole,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India

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  • Brian J. Bett,

    Affiliation: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • David S. M. Billett,

    Affiliation: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Andrew Yool,

    Affiliation: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

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  • Bodil A. Bluhm,

    Affiliation: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Katrin Iken,

    Affiliation: School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, United States of America

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  • Bhavani E. Narayanaswamy

    Affiliation: Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, United Kingdom

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  • Published: December 30, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015323
  • Published in PLOS ONE

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