Abstract:14 1. Given the prevalence of missing data on species' traits -Raunkiaeran shorfall 15 and its importance for theoretical and empirical investigations, several 16 methods have been proposed to fill sparse databases. Despite its advantages, 17 imputation of missing data can introduce biases. Here, we evaluate the bias in 18 descriptive statistics, model parameters, and phylogenetic signal estimation from 19 imputed databases under different missing and imputing scenarios. 20 2. We simulated coalescent phylogeni… Show more
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