Editor rating: 10 / 10Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
Editor rating: 7 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an interesting review about the centipede morphology and functional biology, particularly focused on the anatomical variability of the last pair of legs and their adaptability to different functions. Although apparently restricted to myriapod specialists, the paper may have a moderate broader impact in general studies on the origin, variability and adaptations of the arthropod appendages.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jianhua Xu –– This study was to investigate the effects of AWS on desert rodent communities. The work compared AWS sites and non-AWS control sites by an appropriate statistical method, the principal component analysis (PCA).
Editor rating: 8 / 10Joseph Gillespie –– New species description
Editor rating: 7 / 10Dezene Huber –– Two new species descriptions for an understudied part of the world that is facing cumulative anthropogenic threats.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia Gandini –– This topic is of great interest for the management of protected natural areas
Editor rating: 8 / 10Darren Ward –– x-ray microtomography
Editor rating: 8 / 10James Roper –– Over time, the concept that organisms have to avoid predation and agonistic interactions has been studied and examined in ecology. The landscape of fear idea is an attempt to unify these ideas conceptually and bring together commonalities from a variety of areas of ecology. Thus, this concept and its elaboration may be applicable in a wide variety of ecological settings, include both terrestrial and aquatic systems.
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