Biodiversity and Conservation

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Low resolution scans can provide a sufficiently accurate, cost- and time-effective alternative to high resolution scans for 3D shape analyses

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Philip Cox –– The many different scanning methodologies now available are being used across many different research fields. Thus, the results of this study of high interest to researchers in a variety of disciplines.
Effects of anthropogenic wildfire in low-elevation Pacific island vegetation communities in French Polynesia

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bruno Marino –– The impact of anthropogenic wildfire on islands is increasingly important in the context of expanding human presence and climate change. The study considers factors controlling wildfire for the Pacific islands including southeastern Polynesia. The study brings together wildfire impacts and coeval changes in native vegetation and for invasive species. The study provides a key baseline community resource for fire management on the Pacific Islands studied.
Primates in peril: the significance of Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo for global primate conservation

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kara Hoover –– Comprehensive approach to reviewing literature and available data focused on primate conservation in critical zones.
Can non-destructive DNA extraction of bulk invertebrate samples be used for metabarcoding?

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Xavier Pochon –– This study developed and described a new DNA extraction methods that facilitates rapid bulk extraction of freshwater invertebrate samples for metabarcoding, while enabling the same samples to be used for individual DNA barcoding and taxonomic identification. This approach will be of great use to researchers aiming to conduct morpho-molecular analyses of freshwater invertebrates in a rapidly advancing field.
The restoration of the endangered Sambucus palmensis after 30 years of conservation actions in the Garajonay National Park: genetic assessment and niche modeling

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– A good example of concrete output of a modeling approach, with very concrete information for conservation planning of a highly endangered tree species from the Canary laurel forest.
Phytoregionalisation of the Andean páramo

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Victoria Sosa –– Its global scale, considering all plant communities from the Andean Biodiversity hotspots is important
Change of niche in guanaco (Lama guanicoe): the effects of climate change on habitat suitability and lineage conservatism in Chile

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Bruno Marino –– Climate change in Chile may affect historic habitats for the guanaco, however, these changes are uncertain. This study presents insights into perturbation of guanaco habitat and implications for conservation of the lineage. The study has implications for past, present and future guanaco studies.
Altitudinal patterns in breeding bird species richness and density in relation to climate, habitat heterogeneity, and migration influence in a temperate montane forest (South Korea)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bruno Marino –– This report offers clear management strategy for vertical habitat heterogeneity, such as vegetation cover, for the conservation of breeding bird diversity in South Korea. The results of the study offer conservation options for the region given the potential pressures from anthropogenic enchroachment and climate change.
The effect of climate change on the distribution of a tropical zoanthid (Palythoa caribaeorum) and its ecological implications

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Anastazia Banaszak –– It addresses the effects of climate change on the distribution of a tropical species
Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus) feeding behavior on static fishing gear, effect of SMART (Selective Magnetic and Repellent-Treated) hook deterrent technology, and factors influencing entanglement in bottom longlines

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This is an enigmatic species, long-lived species of which little is known.

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