Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Young –– Although this is a preliminary study, it has interesting implications that will no doubt be explored, and expanded upon, in future studies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Cheorl-Ho Kim –– Marine cell biological aspects are important in this presentation. The cell behaviours for tissue regeneration in the sponge may open the conceptual adaptation of organisms towards their environemnts.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tom Coenye –– Large-scale studies on bacterial diversity/biogeography are important to understand fundamental ecological processes.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This paper represents a lot of work by a team of scientists in a remote and difficult area and describes the fish assemblage of the Franz Joseph Land archipelago based on a variety of sampling methods. In traditional journals it probably would end up hidden in some obscure series rather than being available to general fish biologists or those with an interest in polar biodiversity.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Stuart Pimm –– An important connection between terrestrial pollution and the harm it does to marine species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alex Ford –– Investigating how organisms cope living next to a CO2 vent give insights into how organisms might cope with rising levels of CO2 absorbing into the oceans.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Toonen –– Understanding disease dynamics for corals remain difficult, but have important management and conservation implications, especially when combined with recommendations for potential mitigating strategies.
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