Biodiversity and Conservation

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Potential changes in the distribution of Carnegiea gigantea under future scenarios

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Bruno Marino –– The iconic towering Saguaro, seemingly timeless and unchanging, is vulnerable to climate change. The work by Albuquerque and colleagues provide new insights into how the saguaro may fare under changing climate across the desert landscape of the future. Indigenous Peoples, desert ecologists, policymakers and the public will find this study of relevance when considering the impacts of global warming on the iconic cactus.
Detection and phylogenetic analysis of adenoviruses occurring in a single anole species

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Fernando Spilki –– The manuscript describes 3 different clades of adenoviruses in Anolis sagrei lizards from the Bahamas and Cayman islands.
Global mapping of potential natural vegetation: an assessment of machine learning algorithms for estimating land potential

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– An interesting tool for biodiversity management
Multilocus molecular systematics of the circumtropical reef-fish genus Abudefduf (Pomacentridae): history, geography and ecology of speciation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– A near complete phylogeny of the group, and a fine study that makes initial strides in disentangling the potential drivers of differences in speciation rates between benthivorous and planktivorous clades.
Climate-induced phenological shift of apple trees has diverse effects on pollinators, herbivores and natural enemies

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Christian Hof –– It investigates, based on experiments, the consequences of phenological shifts for arthropods at different trophic levels.
Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered basal angiosperm Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae) in China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alastair Culham –– This is thoprough research on a generally neglected topic. Aquatic macrophytes are under-studied with molecular techniques due to the risks of contamination from aquatic algae. The combination of population genetics, geographic pattern analysis and conservation make this paper novel and particularly interesting.
Genetic flow among olive populations within the Mediterranean basin

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Marion Röder –– The authors present results about the genetic diversity, gene flow and population structure of olive trees in the Mediterranean region.
A Pan-Amazonian species delimitation: high species diversity within the genus Amazophrynella (Anura: Bufonidae)

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– The paper contribute to the knowledge of an the Amazonian Biodiversity and of an unknown Amazonian anfibia
Who bears the cost of forest conservation?

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– Critical an important issue worldwide
Spatial changes in zooplankton communities in a strong human-mediated river ecosystem

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– New findings in an important and scarce investigated subject

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I helped my dear friend Fabio Albuquerque to work on this paper titled "Potential changes in the distribution of Carnegiea gigantea under future scenarios". https://t.co/2hvsweAfhG

New paper out today in @thePeerJ! First one from my PhD! We look at phylogenetics of adenoviruses in dif brown anole pops, and find surprising amt of diversity. Check it out! https://t.co/yUCoXkOOVY @AnthonyGeneva @martijnvdschoot

Imagine world without us / Natural Vegetation developing without obstacles. Yes it would have been much greener planet, except in the areas that are now efficiently irrigated or where soils have been enriched in nutrients / SOC https://t.co/2GMysSRUDI

new time-calibrated phylogeny of Abudefduf damselfishes inferred using 500 Ultra Conserved Elements Multilocus molecular systematics of the circumtropical reef-fish genus Abudefduf (Pomacentridae): history, geography and ecology of speciation https://t.co/IaxjQATbKA https://t.co/sDwoOtRrI1

Climate-induced phenological shift of apple trees has diverse effects on pollinators, herbivores and natural enemies https://t.co/6LFj1mToqr @thePeerJ https://t.co/av0Vr7PqyD

Just out in @thePeerJ - Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered basal angiosperm Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae) in China https://t.co/V8mGxioqIC https://t.co/3rzCenx1sO

Genetic flow among olive populations within the Mediterranean basin https://t.co/CUFB2oh4dz @thePeerJ https://t.co/OF80eTTpJl

4 #newspecies of small Amazonian toads from #Brazil, #Ecuador, #FrenchGuiana, and #Peru. 4 novas espécies de sapinhos da Amazônia. 1 delas encontrada na região da polêmica usina de #BeloMonte. https://t.co/VsZofudXaZ #novaespécie #taxonomia #sistemática #biodiversidade https://t.co/6XKOPKUbSv

The cost of forest conservation https://t.co/ZUhSq1nabQ via @thePeerJ

Mongabay: "Forest communities pay the price for conservation in Madagascar"
https://news.mongabay.com/2018/07/forest-communities-pay-the-price-for-conservation-in-madagascar/