Biodiversity and Conservation

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Shift of symbiont communities in Acropora tenuis juveniles under heat stress

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– This is important work on a small scale, pertaining to the biology of these corals. But it is further ecological significance, and thus will be of interest to marine biologists ecologists and environmental scientists.
Introgression between ecologically distinct species following increased salinity in the Colorado Delta- Worldwide implications for impacted estuary diversity

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
The ultimate legs of Chilopoda (Myriapoda): a review on their morphological disparity and functional variability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Graciela 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.
Anthropogenic water sources and the effects on Sonoran Desert small mammal communities

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jianhua 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).
New species of the endemic Neotropical caddisfly genus Contulma from the Andes of Ecuador (Trichoptera: Anomalopsychidae)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– New species description
New Cernotina caddisflies from the Ecuadorian Amazon (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Dezene Huber –– Two new species descriptions for an understudied part of the world that is facing cumulative anthropogenic threats.
Diversity of fish sound types in the Pearl River Estuary, China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– This paper lays the foundations for the use of fish sounds as a way of monitoring a divers ecological assemblage.
A massive update of non-indigenous species records in Mediterranean marinas

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Mark 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.
Illegal use of natural resources in federal protected areas of the Brazilian Amazon

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– This topic is of great interest for the management of protected natural areas
Taxonomic overview of the hyperdiverse ant genus Tetramorium Mayr (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) in India with descriptions and X-ray microtomography of two new species from the Andaman Islands

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Darren Ward –– x-ray microtomography

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335 days ago
Check our new paper about symbiont genotypes changes in coral juveniles under heat condition. https://t.co/GYSZWdSffo #coral_juveniles #ocean_warming #Symbiodinium #サンゴ #褐虫藻 https://t.co/pIzWYuixcv

337 days ago
Introgression in Colpichthys (silversides) at the Colorado Delta, cool paper guys :) https://t.co/7WmdI5QdZR via @thePeerJ

365 days ago
Very nice review article by Matthes Kenning, Carsten H. G. Müller, and Andy Sombke about the ultimate legs of Chilopoda https://t.co/HGyVOIb7YS https://t.co/nRze7x6h1A

Effect of artificial #water sources in #desert on small #wildlife? Our article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/UvZDwOkGw6 #Ecology #NaturalResourceManagement

Nuevas especies de Trichptera de los Andes de Ecuador publicado hoy en#@thePeerJ https://t.co/940b3mtJO5 #Biodiversity #Entomology #Taxonomy

Cool work on new NIS records in Mediterranean marinas: hubs for 'small'-scale introd of mar invertebr https://t.co/l49df5R8ZK @thePeerJ

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/CAJDFIeDVh #Biodiversity #Entomology #Taxonomy #Trichoptera #Ecuador

Illegal activities in protected areas https://t.co/MNRt8jICNM vía @thePeerJ

New paper with @gaurav_agavekar @EconomoLab #newspecies #India #ants #microCT @sketchfab https://t.co/7c1Zxq7j1M https://t.co/XFchVwWJFH

Brazilian Amazon still plagued by illegal use of natural resources
http://www.nature.com/news/brazilian-amazon-still-plagued-by-illegal-use-of-natural-resources-1.22830