Biodiversity and Conservation

Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered basal angiosperm Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae) in China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Alastair Culham –– This is thoprough research on a generally neglected topic. Aquatic macrophytes are under-studied with molecular techniques due to the risks of contamination from aquatic algae. The combination of population genetics, geographic pattern analysis and conservation make this paper novel and particularly interesting.
Genetic flow among olive populations within the Mediterranean basin

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Marion Röder –– The authors present results about the genetic diversity, gene flow and population structure of olive trees in the Mediterranean region.
A Pan-Amazonian species delimitation: high species diversity within the genus Amazophrynella (Anura: Bufonidae)

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– The paper contribute to the knowledge of an the Amazonian Biodiversity and of an unknown Amazonian anfibia
Who bears the cost of forest conservation?

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– Critical an important issue worldwide
Spatial changes in zooplankton communities in a strong human-mediated river ecosystem

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Patricia Gandini –– New findings in an important and scarce investigated subject
It’s a matter of design—how pitfall trap design affects trap samples and possible predictions

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It evaluates one of the most commonly-used approaches for assessing arthropod community composition.
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.
Predicted effects of landscape change, sea level rise, and habitat management on the extirpation risk of the Hawaiian common gallinule (Gallinula galeata sandvicensis) on the island of O‘ahu

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Bruno Marino –– The impact of sea level rise and changing landscapes on the survival of island waterbird populations is of high importance for contemporary and future populations. The authors study such impacts for the Hawaiian common gallinule on the island of O'ahu. Sea level rise projections and factors relating to survival are employed in a model approach. The results have implications for management strategies and clearly signal the need for expanded studies across the Hawaiian islands.
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.

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Just out in @thePeerJ - Genetic diversity and population structure of the endangered basal angiosperm Brasenia schreberi (Cabombaceae) in China https://t.co/V8mGxioqIC https://t.co/3rzCenx1sO

Genetic flow among olive populations within the Mediterranean basin https://t.co/CUFB2oh4dz @thePeerJ https://t.co/OF80eTTpJl

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The cost of forest conservation https://t.co/ZUhSq1nabQ via @thePeerJ

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