Editor rating: 8 / 10Bruno Marino –– The iconic towering Saguaro, seemingly timeless and unchanging, is vulnerable to climate change. The work by Albuquerque and colleagues provide new insights into how the saguaro may fare under changing climate across the desert landscape of the future. Indigenous Peoples, desert ecologists, policymakers and the public will find this study of relevance when considering the impacts of global warming on the iconic cactus.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Fernando Spilki –– The manuscript describes 3 different clades of adenoviruses in Anolis sagrei lizards from the Bahamas and Cayman islands.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Patricia Gandini –– An interesting tool for biodiversity management
Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– A near complete phylogeny of the group, and a fine study that makes initial strides in disentangling the potential drivers of differences in speciation rates between benthivorous and planktivorous clades.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Martina Doblin –– The authors present data from a remote region of Canada that will inform further monitoring to detect natural and human-induced changes in this wetland system.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Alex Ford –– This article is interesting in that it looks at the genetic diversity of microsporidian parasites infecting amphipods in the worlds largest freshwater lake
Editor rating: 7 / 10Christian Hof –– It investigates, based on experiments, the consequences of phenological shifts for arthropods at different trophic levels.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alastair 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marion Röder –– The authors present results about the genetic diversity, gene flow and population structure of olive trees in the Mediterranean region.
Section Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia Gandini –– The paper contribute to the knowledge of an the Amazonian Biodiversity and of an unknown Amazonian anfibia
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