Aquatic Biology

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.
Dissemination of antibiotic resistance genes associated with the sporobiota in sediments impacted by wastewater

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– As the AE mentions, this study is of importance for showing a previously unknown pathway of antibiotic resistance transmission.
Comparative demography of commercially-harvested snappers and an emperor from American Samoa

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Robert Toonen –– As outlined by the referees, this study provides an example of life history differences among important, but data poor, fishery species in an interesting biological context.
Efficient dispersal and substrate acquisition traits in a marine invasive species via transient chimerism and colony mobility

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A new and unique approach to examining the formation of chimeras and their role in marine invasions.
Does bathymetry drive coastal whale shark (Rhincodon typus) aggregations?

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– An interesting study examining the relationship between whale shark aggregations and the bathymetry of the location.
Soft-bottom fishes and spatial protection: findings from a temperate marine protected area

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– This is somewhat out of my field, and I will follow the AE's assessment on this matter.
Shelters can negatively affect growth and welfare in lumpfish if feed is delivered continuously

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A paper with potential to help the salmon aquaculture industry.
Reef fish communities are spooked by scuba surveys and may take hours to recover

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Robert Toonen –– I agree with the referee that this paper highlights a potential bias to the many programs conducting underwater surveys of reef fishes.
Fitness consequences of fish circadian behavioural variation in exploited marine environments

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– A nice study examining how fishing affects fish of different chronotypes - important information for a wide range of fisheries-related scientists and managers!
Effects of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) removal on shallow-water sediments in Fiji

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

James Reimer –– Just as the reviewers and AE stated, loss of sea cucumbers is a global problem - and this study shows just how important these ecosystem engineers can be in ecosystem function.

Discussing these articles

Antibiotic resistant spores spread to lake sediment @thePeerJ https://t.co/GtEtrOGIPW #Microbiology #PublicHealth #FreshwaterBiology

Comparative demography of commercially-harvested snappers and an emperor from American Samoa https://t.co/jFXbrxAm2o @thePeerJ https://t.co/DHc3eEXAjY

Soft-bottom fishes and spatial protection: findings from a temperate marine protected area https://t.co/Ow0fP8MPFn

Efficient dispersal and substrate acquisition traits in a marine invasive species via transient chimerism and colony mobility https://t.co/OTFsZhA9L7 @thePeerJ https://t.co/plSuV4prte

My research with @BD_Stew & @mwsrp into the influences of bathymetry on whale shark aggregations has been published in @thePeerJ & rather fittingly on #WorldOceansDay - https://t.co/3rACaJXIdg https://t.co/PdmoPaFol5

Paper out! It's about how shelters and feed delivery methods interact to affect growth and #welfare in #lumpfish https://t.co/vK1pPv9axY

Reef fish communities are spooked by scuba surveys and may take hours to recover https://t.co/hVCapucxQW @thePeerJ https://t.co/wgqURAAawX

Fijian scientist Steven Lee article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/1LcWIg1A7g #Biochemistry #Ecology #MarineBiology #Biogeochemistry @akford1906

How merge fisheries science, behavioural ecology and chronobiology? Our new paper in @thePeerJ by the @fishecology_ @IMEDEA_UIB_CSIC co-authored by super phd students @e_m_m_e_1_9 @andreacamcan provides some nice ideas and perspectives #fishsci https://t.co/DIH43E6UHj https://t.co/Ym9PLsNNjj