About the Authors

Tridip Sardar

Affiliation Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Soumalya Mukhopadhyay

Affiliation Department of Statistics, Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, India

Amiya Ranjan Bhowmick

Affiliation Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Joydev Chattopadhyay

joydev@isical.ac.in

Affiliation Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TS. Performed the experiments: TS SM. Analyzed the data: TS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TS SM ARB. Wrote the paper: TS ARB SM JC. Final version preparation: TS ARB JC.