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Longitudinal Effects on Plant Species Involved in Agriculture and Pandemic Emergence Undergoing Changes in Abiotic Stress...

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
PASC '23: Proceedings of the Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference
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Page Numbers
1 to 10
Publisher Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Conference Name
PASC 2023: Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing Conference (PASC)
Conference Location
Congresscenter Davos, Switzerland, Switzerland
Conference Sponsor
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS),
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In this work we identify changes in high-resolution zones across the globe linked by environmental similarity that have implications for agriculture, bioenergy, and zoonosis. We refine exhaustive vector comparison methods with improved similarity metrics as well as provide multiple methods of amalgamation across 744 months of climatic data. The results of the vector comparison are captured as networks which are analyzed using static and longitudinal comparison methods to reveal locations around the globe experiencing dramatic changes in abiotic stress. Specifically we (i) incorporate updated similarity scores and provide a comparison between similarity metrics, (ii) implement a new feature for resource optimization, (iii) compare an agglomerative view to a longitudinal view, (iv) compare across 2-way and 3-way vector comparisons, (v) implement a new form of analysis, and (vi) demonstrate biological applications and discuss implications across a diverse set of species distributions by detecting changes that affect their habitats. Species of interest are related to agriculture (e.g., coffee, wine, chocolate), bioenergy (e.g., poplar, switchgrass, pennycress), as well as those living in zones of concern for zoonotic spillover that may lead to pandemics (e.g., eucalyptus, flying foxes).