Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides useful method to improve coral transplantation techniques. Also, shows beneficial interactions between 3-D habitat, fish grazing and survival of coral polyps.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Young –– This manuscript helps eludicate the origin of a freshwater radiation of tooth cetaceans (odontocetes), one clade of 'river dolphins'.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This is a major revision of an important taxonomic group.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mónica Medina –– It has relevance for conservation biology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper adds significantly to our understanding of jelly fish ecology. Should be of wide interest to marine biologists and all ecologists using isotopes to understand trophic relations.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mónica Medina –– Few studies available on the topic.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– I think their modelling approach could save a lot of time and money. It would be of interest for modellers, biologists as well as people interesting to understand impact of environmental change on reefs.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Luis Conceição –– This work combines two methodologies - stable isotopes and fatty acid profiles - for estimating the relative contribution of different prey items in the diet of a predator
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alex Ford –– This paper contributes to the fascinating field of polyandry and multiple paternity in turtles, and addresses the important question of whether polyandry pays off.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Fabiano Thompson –– It brings new information in scalop biology.
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