Editor rating: 7 / 10Lesley Rogers –– Spacing in animals during migration is an interesting topic, not yet particularly well investigated. Understanding it is important in locust swarming, given that the species is an invasive pest. The findings also have relevance to moving groups of other species.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Leon Higley –– Given their broad ecological impacts, this work significantly adds to growing evidence of risks associated with the use of neonicotinoid insecticides.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– The findings from this study are of considerable significance to understand the potential reproductive responsiveness of an ecological important coral species in the French Polynesian region.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Leon Higley –– This manuscript contributes to our understanding of morphological variation in an important insect pest species
Editor rating: 7 / 10Leon Higley –– It provides valuable information on the interaction of biotic factors in shaping watershed (specifically river flow) structure.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Karen Osborn –– This article fills a data gap and makes a nice and believable correlation between phytoplankton abundance and barnacle recruitment.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Chiyuan Miao –– The study supplies construction and advice for the protection and sustainable utilization of resources, and provides some measures and proposals for the prediction of the distribution and quality of medicinal plants under climate change conditions.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Karen Esler –– Using a novel variation partitioning approach, the authors assessed the relative importance of spatial and environmental drivers of taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic aspects of bat communities.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This review article presents a synopsis of more than two decades of mesophotic research in the Hawaiian Islands, and therefore is a very valuable document for all readers interested in mesophytic coral ecosystems.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Research examining population enhancement in endangered Acropora spp. in Florida - which may have relevance and meaning for coral reefs across the Caribbean.
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The Smithsonian: "Here’s What Scientists Found in Hawaii’s Mysterious “Twilight Zone”"
Maui Now: "Findings Made at Hawaiian Archipelago’s “Oceanic Twilight Zone” "
The Christian Science Monitor: "Scientists are happily surprised by life in Hawaii's 'twilight zone'"
Wired: "Hawaii’s Mysterious Coral Reefs Turn Out to Be Super Weird"
The Guardian: "Scientists discover hidden world of Hawaii's coral 'twilight zone'"