Editor rating: 7 / 10Seabird McKeon –– The article measures the physiological and ecological responses of an ice-dependent animal to a changing climate (through ice-loss). As such, it is at the leading edge of how climate change will impact species and ecological relationships.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The importance of DOM in coral reef ecosystems is just beginning to be appreciated -- this paper is on the leading edge in this research area.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study reports the diversity of dominant and background symbiotic dinoflagellates in a range of common scleractinian corals from an understudied region (Moorea, Tahiti).
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper adds a significant contribution to understanding of plankton ecology in freshwater lakes. As factually noted in the abstract "for the first time simultaneous measurements of metals and P stoichiometry in freshwater phytoplankton are reported." The paper should be of wide interest.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ivo Feussner –– This is one of the first in which RNA seq data are made publicly available for this organism.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Sadasivam Kaushik –– Studies on broodstock nutrition are of interest to improve and ensure progeny performance and for genetic improvement schemes.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Robert Costanza –– An important and unique piece of empirical evidence about the impacts of dredging on corals
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This is very much classic work, some would say “old fashioned” but as it has a place in the field of coral reef biology. Scientific data on coral reproduction are scarce and hard to obtain, but they are essential for understanding the basic functional biology and adaptation of these complex organisms.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– The findings from this study are of considerable significance to understand the potential reproductive responsiveness of an ecological important coral species in the French Polynesian region.
Editor rating: 9 / 10James Reimer –– A massive and detailed work which comparatively examines and summarizes the internal anatomy of the class Staurazoa for the first time, illustrated with an enormous set of figures. This manuscript will serve as a useful reference on this understudied group of animals for years to come.
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