Aquatic Biology

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Growth estimation of the larger foraminifer Heterostegina depressa by means of population dynamics

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– The author development a new method to infer growth in foraminifera and compare both living and dead assemblages. This allow to compare populations features in laboratory and natural populations.
Local fishermen’s perceptions of the usefulness of artificial reef ecosystem services in Portugal

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– A nice study tracking changes in perceptions of the usefulness of artificial reefs by local fishing industry workers over a 14 year period.
First record of Phyllorhiza sp. (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) in a Chinese coastal aquaculture pond

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Antonina Dos Santos –– Due to the possibility of this occurrence to be a non indigenous species and found in an aquaculture area, regarding the food production connected with possible climate change scenarios.
Otolith microchemistry and diadromy in Patagonian river fishes

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– Important research on river fishes in an area of the world where data are largely lacking.
Bait-attending amphipods of the Tonga Trench and depth-stratified population structure in the scavenging amphipod Hirondellea dubia Dahl, 1959

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– Very interesting deep-sea work combining basic biodiversity studies with ecology, with important implications for competition and populations in these understudied ecosystems.
An integrative taxonomic approach reveals Octopus insularis as the dominant species in the Veracruz Reef System (southwestern Gulf of Mexico)

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– Thorough, multi-faceted dataset showing that the most common octopus in the Veracruz reef system is not the species it was thought to be.
Density-dependent changes in the distribution of Southern Right Whales (Eubalaena australis) in the breeding ground Peninsula Valdés

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– An important long term study that show how populations change to different conditions and how to sample this variations, an important tool to conserve and protect right whales
An experimental comparison of composite and grab sampling of stream water for metagenetic analysis of environmental DNA

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– eDNA is an "exploding" field of study, and basic field methodology and analyses as in this paper are needed.
Increased presence of mammal-eating killer whales in the Salish Sea with implications for predator-prey dynamics

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Susanne Menden-Deuer –– Orcas are widely visible and of much public interest. Deciphering the drivers of variations in their behavior and abundance of broad interest.
Characterization of bacterioplankton communities and quantification of organic carbon pools off the Galapagos Archipelago under contrasting environmental conditions

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Alexandre Anesio –– Very few papers in tropical diversity hotspots.

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Growth estimation of the larger foraminifer Heterostegina by means of population dynamics and micro-CT: https://t.co/WdGmFyRADx via @thePeerJ #MarineBiology #Paleontology #PopulationBiology

Local fishermen’s perceptions of the usefulness of artificial reef ecosystem services in Portugal https://t.co/NDx1XsHZkc @thePeerJ https://t.co/sq052D5Xv4

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/czZjP81HU4 #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #Biodiversity

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/r0SVrpqoys #Aquaculture,FisheriesandFishScience #Ecology #FreshwaterBiology

Increased presence of mammal-eating killer whales in the Salish Sea with implications for predator-prey dynamics https://t.co/F6tOuogsug @thePeerJ https://t.co/UQmQRKGSpy