Aquatic Biology

Spatio–temporal variation in stable isotope signatures (δ13C and δ15N) of sponges on the Saba Bank

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– I defer to the editor who is more familiar with this field than I am.
­Reproductive strategies of two common sympatric Mediterranean sponges: Dysidea avara (Dictyoceratida) and Phorbas tenacior (Poecilosclerida)

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Jörg Oehlmann –– Important findings for marine zoology
Effect of underwater visual survey methodology on bias and precision of fish counts: a simulation approach

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

James Reimer –– An example of using simulation to examine underwater survey bias in different methods - the ideas here could be used to examine other survey types as well.
Morphometric relationships and seasonal variation in size, weight, and a condition index of post-settlement stages of the Caribbean spiny lobster

Editor rating: 6 / 10

John Berges –– Length-weight and other morphometric relationships are important tools for understanding and managing fisheries populations. This manuscript adds data for critical life stages for an under-studied group.
Longitudinal evaluation of the impact of traditional rainbow trout farming on receiving water quality in Ireland

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Marcia Marques –– The long monitoring period is a positive aspect of this investigation.
The influence of different deep-sea coral habitats on sediment macrofaunal community structure and function

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Robert Toonen –– I agree with the AE
Metabolism in a deep hypertrophic aquatic ecosystem with high water-level fluctuations: a decade of records confirms sustained net heterotrophy

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– As mentioned by the Associate Editor and reviewers, studies of this nature over a long-term period are quite rare.
Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mohammad Shamsur Rahman –– DNA extraction is always crucial for the subsequent analyses; so this work will help the researchers' to work with shrimp microbiota.
Stream acidification and reduced aquatic prey availability are associated with dietary shifts in an obligate riparian Neotropical migratory songbird

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Reimer –– As stated by a reviewer and the editor - a nice piece of science examining changes in the diet of a bird species when their food source(s) are compromised by negative anthropogenic impacts, in this case stream acidification.
Phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Toonen –– The editor is more qualified than I am and I defer to his evaluation on this one.

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Spatio–temporal variation in stable isotope signatures (δ13C and δ15N) of sponges on the Saba Bank https://t.co/bxJlUTJTQW @thePeerJ https://t.co/Ncob45VDxc

­Reproductive strategies of two common sympatric Mediterranean sponges: Dysidea avara (Dictyoceratida) and Phorbas tenacior (Poecilosclerida) https://t.co/kzKMaD0QRe @thePeerJ

Metabolism in a deep hypertrophic aquatic ecosystem with high water-level fluctuations: a decade of records confirms sustained net heterotrophy. DOI: https://t.co/LSlUomD0Y2 vía @thePeerJ KW: #CarbonSource #EcosystemMetabolism #TropicalReservoir #WaterFluctuations #OpenAccess https://t.co/kXoyTngVYa

New paper that supports the need for a careful selection of sampling unit shape and dimensions on #fish #underwater visual surveys! #openaccess publishing via @thePeerJ using #opendata and #opensource code, and open #peerreview! #openscience https://t.co/8EzuzuXMtX

Check out the recent @MOREFISHproject paper "Irish evaluation of trout farming impact https://t.co/WtQ9zMv3xu" via @thePeerJ @eoghan_clifford @neiler1967 @AthloneIT @nuigalway @EcoAquaProject

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Check out our new paper on sediment communities associated with multiple Gulf of Mexico deep-sea corals in PeerJ! https://t.co/JtqkxN6xmf #Biodiversity #MarineBiology #DeepSea

Biases during DNA extraction affect characterization of the microbiota associated with larvae of the Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei https://t.co/iMev1w6H5o @thePeerJ https://t.co/dbIW7Tki1s

Last chapter of my dissertation was finally published today! In this paper, I show that a stream-dependent migratory songbird must expand its dietary niche and consume terrestrial prey to compensate for stream contamination. Read it for free: https://t.co/g5pLGovPR8

Elegant phylogeny and divergence times of suckers (Cypriniformes: Catostomidae) inferred from Bayesian total-evidence analyses of molecules, morphology, and fossils @thePeerJ https://t.co/Gi8GEVRHyb #Aquaculture #FisheriesandFishScience #Taxonomy #Paleontology https://t.co/aJHWNHG7YD