OGRS2016 reviewer report
Name of the reviewer Pierluigi DE ROSA, University of Perugia, Italy
Title of the Short Paper Impact of the catchment land use on some factors of lakes trophic status: a GIS approach
Does the submission provide adequate motivation and interesting conclusions? Good
Does the submission address a challenging or new theoretical/practical issue? Yes
Does the submission present a new approach to an issue or does it put forward a novel combination of existing ideas or techniques? Yes
Is the submission technically sound? Fair
Are the results clearly described and critically evaluated? Good
Is the submission clearly written and logically structured? Good
Does the submission correctly situate itself within the context of existing research literature? Good
Is the paper closely related to OGRS scope with a content interesting to the OGRS attendees (geospatial research and/or education) ? Good
Does the submission aptly argue the open source approach ? Fair
What is the dominant among the below elements of typology? The contribution is rather thematic, that is to say mainly addresses a case study
I recommend the contribution for an oral presentation but not for the publication in PeerJ Computer Science
Comments for the authors "The paper describe a GIS approach to prepare data in order to compare two indexes - Secchi dept and electrical conductivity; responsible for the tropic state of a lake - with some independent land use variables. Results shows how it exists a correlation between the Secchi dept and the landuse (in particularly a negative correlation between SD and agricultural areas).
The paper is an interesting case study where data from lakes have been collected over three years and confirm how it is a correlation between the catchment landuse and the tropic state of a lake.
Moreover the study seems to be at the initial state as not all correlation have been enough investigated.
I suggest the paper for an oral presentation but not for a publication in the PeerJ. Furthermore an opensource statistical software, coupled with QGIS, could be used for the analysis also preparing some script to share with the community. "
Overall index of quality of the manuscript from 0 (poor quality) to 10 (good quality), passing from 5 (fair quality) 7
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