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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10David Roberts –– Review of a major charismatic species
Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– A novel approach examining habitat complexity and marine diversity, and what happens when contaminants are introduced into the system. The results show the effects of habitat complexity disappear when contaminants are introduced - a major take-away point to help us understand what happens in marine ecosystems under pollution pressure.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Philip Cox –– It address the concept of grasping and its evolution using novel techniques.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– The oak genus Quercus is well studied, yet has always presented questions with regard to its confusing and confounding evolutionary history based on analyses of different phylogenetic data sets. The current study uses wide-scale sampling and analyses to show how polyphyletic plastome origins and potential unidirectional introgression may have shaped the evolutionary history of this commercially important group.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alexander Mikheyev –– This could be a very generally useful tool.
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