Aquatic Biology

Metabolism in a deep hypertrophic aquatic ecosystem with high water-level fluctuations: a decade of records confirms sustained net heterotrophy

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– As mentioned by the Associate Editor and reviewers, studies of this nature over a long-term period are quite rare.
Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– DNA extraction is always crucial for the subsequent analyses; so this work will help the researchers' to work with shrimp microbiota.
Stream acidification and reduced aquatic prey availability are associated with dietary shifts in an obligate riparian Neotropical migratory songbird

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– As stated by a reviewer and the editor - a nice piece of science examining changes in the diet of a bird species when their food source(s) are compromised by negative anthropogenic impacts, in this case stream acidification.
Phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– The editor is more qualified than I am and I defer to his evaluation on this one.
Speciation among sympatric lineages in the genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoantharia) revealed by morphological comparison, phylogenetic analyses and investigation of spawning period

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This interesting study employed a variety of approaches (morphology, phylogenetics, and spawning observations) to clarify taxonomic affiliations within the genus Palythoa, a complex group of Zoantharia.
Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Martina Doblin –– The prevalence of disease in marine environments is rising. This study provides insight on the mechanistic links between warming and oyster mortality, and will be of interest to a diverse readership.
Non-linear curve adjustments widen biological interpretation of relative growth analyses of the clam Tivela mactroides (Bivalvia, Veneridae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Antonina Dos Santos –– It is important especially for the comparison between models for growth analysis.
Significance and potential of marine microbial natural bioactive compounds against biofilms/biofouling: necessity for green chemistry

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Najat Saliba –– The review sheds the light on the importance of marine biofilms.
Effects of temperature and salinity stress on DNA methylation in a highly invasive marine invertebrate, the colonial ascidian Didemnum vexillum

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Peter Prentis –– This manuscript is one of the first to examine environmental epigenomics in any invasive species.
Fish species richness is associated with the availability of landscape components across seasons in the Amazonian floodplain

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Interesting analyses on what drives fish species richness in the Amazon region.

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Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei https://t.co/iMev1w6H5o @thePeerJ https://t.co/dbIW7Tki1s

Last chapter of my dissertation was finally published today! In this paper, I show that a stream-dependent migratory songbird must expand its dietary niche and consume terrestrial prey to compensate for stream contamination. Read it for free: https://t.co/g5pLGovPR8

Speciation among sympatric lineages in the genus Palythoa (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Zoantharia) revealed by morphological comparison, phylogenetic analyses and investigation of spawning period https://t.co/e41DJ0Hv1O @thePeerJ https://t.co/8NKc4aUPBt

Elegant phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils @thePeerJ https://t.co/Gi8GEVRHyb #Aquaculture #FisheriesandFishScience #Taxonomy #Paleontology https://t.co/aJHWNHG7YD

Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature https://t.co/V6urpIAlKq @thePeerJ https://t.co/BAezRscjoh