Editor rating: 6 / 10Ladislav Mucina –– Every review paper synthesizing material from a crucial region such as Himalaya would naturally attract attention.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Matthew Wilson –– Statistically-sound evaluation of the effectiveness of payments for ecosystem services is extremely difficult. This paper presents one the first attempts to implement a randomised controlled trial (the statistical gold-standard in evaluation of effectiveness) for watershed management. Along the way, the challenges and limitations of implementing such a scheme are highlighted: thus, the paper will serve as a valuable reference point for others in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– A useful and for many probably a necessary overview of the complexities of structuring and origins of Neotropical biodiversity, and the need to pursue cross-disciplinary approaches if we hope to understand Neotropical biodiversity.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This interesting study investigated the effect of predator (green crabs) and prey (mussels) morphology on prey consumption using a consumer-resource dynamics model across native and invasive ranges of the European green crab (Carcinus maenas).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Ilaria Negri –– This article represents a novel approach for the study of pollination services where beekeepers' perception should be considered
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jose Maria Cardoso da Silva –– This paper uses an innovative approach that can help to mitigate human-induced avian mortality.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jorge Curiel Yuste –– We need more studies like this one in order to deepen the causal relations between the soil microbiome and aboveground diversity and ecosystem functioning. It is especially important to obtain more information about the drivers of diversity of the microbiome of highly diverse areas of the planet such as the Amazon, currently underrepresented in the databases
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
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