Editor rating: 9 / 10Curtis Daehler –– The authors have produced a software package that will allow users to make comprehensive analyses of coupled demographic-GIS (SDM) population viability models. These analyses will help in the development of effective management plans for rare and endangered species.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Seabird McKeon –– The use of scientific nomenclature is intended to be a standardizing measure across biology. Increasing use of 'big data' approaches and data mining brings the utility of scientific and vernacular names for organisms into question. This paper is one of the first to address the functional differences between the two systems.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Patricia Gandini –– The paper will contribute to a better environmental planning in the installation of wind farms
Editor rating: 7 / 10G Matt Davies –– A rare experimental validation of ecological theory and frequently offered explanations for the spatial structuring of sand-dune ecosystems. This paper goes further than the normal descriptive approach and uses manipulations to discern important interactions and processes
Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Micro- to regional scale analyses of meiofaunal communities, with both evidence of environmental factors and possible influences of trawling and environment (sediment density). This study sets the stage for many different future works.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– Organic production is its initial stage sin China and this mansucript can provide information on the advantae and changes of organic vs conventioal production
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Well written and timely. Covers some initial information on an introduce species in California, and provides some early-impression natural historical information that will be potentially important in the long-term record.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– This paper can be added to a growing list of recent contributions that find no relationship between seaweed cover and fish abundance on Caribbean reefs. This study is important because of its temporal and spatial scale, which is different from other studies.
Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– Integrative taxonomy combining morphology and molecular data, and 20 new species from Brazil in one fell swoop - nice work.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tim Collins –– This manuscript presents a new phylogenetic hypothesis for the stalked jellyfishes, which differs significantly from the traditional taxonomy of the group. It therefore implies a novel view of the evolutionary history of the group.
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