Editor rating: 7 / 10Jorge Curiel Yuste –– Interesting study on the mechanisms that regulate the symbiotic relationship between the termites and the fungi that these termites grow. The authors explore the relationships between the abiotic conditions that fungi require to grow (temperature optimum) and the architecture (ventilation, shape and size) of the termite mounds.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alison Boyer –– The article describes a method for tree crown segmentation, validation with field data, and spectral classification. The analyses were run with R.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jorge Curiel Yuste –– A good contribution to understand the strong impact that habitat fragmentation may have over natural communities, their diversity and structure.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Toonen –– This study shows that the most common field survey methodologies used to estimate coral disease prevalence in the field have low power and confidence. This simulation study provides strong motivation to change the current methodology in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paolo Giordani –– A good methodological approach for limiting subjectivity in the the creation of functional groups.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jose Montoya –– This work is an excellent example of pest control by an introduced natural enemy. It shows how ecological theory can be applied in the filed, and what is the positive economic impact in the long-run.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paolo Giordani –– An in-depth study on the effects of elevation on the fungal community of the phyllosphere associated with a single tree species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Paolo Giordani –– An original contribution on the ecology of overlooked epiphytic organismi.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Joseph Craine –– The authors provide an in-depth analysis of the microbial assemblages during decomposition in an under-researched system. These are sophisticated techniques that are helping to fundamentally change our understanding of microbial decomposition.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ben Colman –– This work represents a rare glimpse into the relatively early stages of an anuran invasion. It lays out foundational knowledge on the direct and indirect consequences of the invasion on other anurans by delineating the diet of both the invader and native anurans across multiple habitats.
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