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Thank you for your careful response to reviewer #2's concerns and re-analysis of some of your data. I believe your team has satisfactorily addressed the reviewer's concerns. I agree that a detailed analysis of the the sex effects would detract from your main message and that it could more fruitfully be addressed in a separate manuscript.
I have received two reviews for your manuscript. One is very positive and recommends acceptance. The other is also positive, but suggests adding 'sex' as a covariate to the analysis based an his analysis of the data. I agree that this is a useful addition and ask you to consider adding it to the paper. I also agree with both reviewers that this a very-nicely done and interesting paper.
The study is very well conceived and implemented and very timely. I found no issues with the basic reporting in this manuscript.
The experimental design was carefully designed and implemented, as such for a volunteer survey, but there were no recognizable flaws in the simple design.
The findings were all derived using appropriate analysis of the data and thus the inferences were all valid in my opinion and, moreover, were presented in a clear and concise manner.
Overall, I found this to be an excellent paper; it was an extremely well conducted study and extremely well written (clear and concise). The findings are compelling and provide ample evidence of the need to implement some major changes in undergraduate and graduate training in ecology. Kudos to the authors.
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