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Forecasting effects of transport infrastructure on endangered tigers: a tool for conservation planning
"Important paper that can be useful to inform on the ground conservation measures"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
Mitogenomics and phylogenetics of twelve species of African Saturniidae (Lepidoptera)
"Provides key genomic data for African butterflies"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
Synergistic effects of climate and landscape change on the conservation of Amazonian lizards
"This paper adds to our current knowledge on the combined effects of landscape and climate changes to ectotherms in the Amazon. The results help us design better mitigation plans for global change"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
A new ancient lineage of ablepharine skinks (Sauria: Scincidae) from eastern Himalayas with notes on origin and systematics of the group
"An ancient lineage of skins from eastern Himalayas is identified and described together with a new species. They integrate multiple criteria in an integrative taxonomic approach. The study underscores biogeographic importance and the need for deeper biodiversity exploration of the region."
Madhava Meegaskumbura, Handling Editor
ChiroVox: a public library of bat calls
"This is a great initiative to build a public repository for bat calls, which will certainly be widely used"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
First report of the genus Bicorniphontodes (Copepoda, Harpacticoida, Ancorabolidae) in South Korea, with descriptions of three new species
"A state-of-the-art systematics study that improves our knowledge on the harpacticoid fauna of Korea through the description of three new species and clarification the relationships in the genus Bicorniphontodes (family Ancorabolidae)."
Christopher Glasby, Handling Editor
Biogeographic evidence supports the Old Amazon hypothesis for the formation of the Amazon fluvial system
"This is a robust paper that provides multiple hypothesis testing for a variety of organisms in the Amazon. I truly believe that it will become a long-lasting reference in the field"
Diogo Provete, Handling Editor
Cryptic diversity in the subgenus Oxyphortica (Diptera, Drosophilidae, Stegana)
"Wang et al. highlight the diversity of Stegana (Oxyphortica) and illustrate the importance of utilizing multiple approaches to uncover cryptic diversity."
Joseph Gillespie, Handling Editor
Phylogenetic relationships of the genus Mischonyx Bertkau, 1880, with taxonomic changes and three new species description (Opiliones: Gonyleptidae)
"A sound phylogenetic treatment of a interesting taxon of Opiliones."
Juan J Morrone, Handling Editor
Pristimantis achupalla sp. n., a new minute species of direct-developing frog (Amphibia, Anura, Strabomantidae) inhabiting bromeliads of the montane forest of the Amazonian Andes of Puno, Peru
"This paper describes a new species of rain frog and provides fresh insights into the biodiversity of the Carabaya range (Peru)."
Mark Young, Handling Editor
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#animal reactivity to camera traps and its effects on abundance estimate using distance sampling in the Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire https://t.co/DstkcUQuuY @thePeerJ https://t.co/2pQnblfJPw

M. Martin et al. describe a #NewSpecies of #orchid from #Argentina - Pachygenium laurense, with morphological evidence and phylogenetic reconstruction Read the full article https://t.co/BfnGcFKuiQ #Biodiversity #PlantScience #Taxonomy https://t.co/7d8AfXKhOm

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Does the landscape functionality approach provide insight into rangeland conditions in the Tanqua Karoo region, South Africa? Read the full article https://t.co/FmlhFKqWS8 #ConservationBiology #Ecology #SoilScience https://t.co/NlsXzwkwHj

Prevalence and richness of malaria and malaria-like parasites in wild #birds from different biomes in South America https://t.co/ZJFZ9zmyC3 @thePeerJ https://t.co/rCHBZ2cQbH

Stead et al. @ucdavis examine growth of Lahontan cutthroat #trout from multiple sources re-introduced into Sagehen Creek, CA Read the full article https://t.co/IghryiZZ4f #Aquaculture #Fisheries #FishScience https://t.co/njizsnu6Br