Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The conclusions of this paper run contrary to the view that the lionfish invasion of Caribbean reefs has greatly reduced populations of small reef fishes.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Curtis Daehler –– Implications of plant restoration for invertebrate diversity have been rarely studied. This study documented diversity of Lepidoptera following different methods of plant restoration, concluding the choice of tree species used in restoration is probably more important than the specific method used to establish the trees.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Keith Crandall –– This paper demonstrates that there is significant hidden diversity still to be discovered and described in this interesting group of Australian freshwater crayfish.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Scott Edwards –– Novel techniques, interesting geographic setting
Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia Gandini –– I Think the papaer will not only be of interest to science community but also likely receive considerable attention from policy makers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Sara Varela –– It adds new data about species niche conservatism while diversification occur
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A genetic approach to the first examination of invasion history of a harmful (to humans) group of jellyfish; this work will form the basis for future detailed examinations.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Keith Crandall –– For all of us interested in Chilean wines and keeping the industry healthy and strong as well as for those who would like to do some comparative metagenomics across vineyards around the world, this study represents a great step in building an appropriate database for monitoring the impact of soil microbiome on wine quality.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– The reviewers agree with the authors that studies attempting to relate habitat selection to fitness components at a multi-scale level are important and rare in the published literature. The authors have carried out a well designed field study accompanied by a robust analysis.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This manuscript is an important contribution to the knowledge of the almost unknown Siberian Neogene herpetofauna. It deals not solely with detailed anatomical descriptions and taxonomic identification of the specimens, but provides interesting paleobiogeographic hypotheses concerning the origin and dispersion of the taxa, including newly paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental aspects spanning mostly the Oligocene to Pliocene periods. Studied environmental parameters include precipitation rates in the Miocene which are compared to current rainfall values for the region.
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