Editor rating: 8 / 10Marcio Pie –– It provides an important advance toward our understanding of a highly diverse group of flies.
Editor rating: 7 / 10William Jungers –– Even with its small sample sizes, it expands our understanding of the basic bone biology of a poorly known mammalian species, and this information may be of use to other nonspecialist scientists in paleontology and conservation biology.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Karen Esler –– Using a novel variation partitioning approach, the authors assessed the relative importance of spatial and environmental drivers of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic aspects of bat communities.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This review article presents a synopsis of more than two decades of mesophotic research in the Hawaiian Islands, and therefore is a very valuable document for all readers interested in mesophytic coral ecosystems.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Research examining population enhancement in endangered Acropora spp. in Florida - which may have relevance and meaning for coral reefs across the Caribbean.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study focuses on an endangered coral species in the Caribbean Sea, and findings from it will facilitate conservation efforts.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Marta Riutort –– The article uses up-to-date methodologies and new data to analyse an issue that is in between biogeography, phylogeny and ecology, which is very interesting since many ecological work does not have into account evolution, and many times also evolutionary work does not have into account how habitats can affect organisms histories and evolutionary success.
Editor rating: 7 / 10María Ángeles Esteban –– This article demonstrate that the different measures of diversity which have been examined suggest that the deep areas of the continental slope may be equally or more diverse than assemblages just beyond the continental shelf.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– microbial diversity
Editor rating: 7 / 10Luis Eguiarte –– This paper is an interesting and relevant contribution to the understanding of the process that determine the distribution and abundance of a species in relationship to environmental variables and patchiness. Also it is important because the comparison among different modelling methods, and for the potential of the ideas and methods in conservation biology and in understanding the role of fragmentation. The different methodologies and approaches should be useful in similar studies in other species.
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The Guardian: "Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'"