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Species turnover reveals hidden effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in mountain hay meadows (2019) PeerJ
Douglas Burns –– Roth et al. present results of an analysis of change in vascular plant community structure at 129 sites in Switzerland over a 15-year period (2003-17) during which atmosp... Read more
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study reports the diversity of dominant and background symbiotic dinoflagellates in a range of common scleractinian corals from an understudied region (Moorea, Tahiti).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– This paper contributes to the rather limited field of culturable airborne microorganisms through a piece of a well performed scientific research.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper describes an agent based model that novelly integrates land use impacts in northern Alberta in ways that will be useful elsewhere.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper adds a significant contribution to understanding of plankton ecology in freshwater lakes. As factually noted in the abstract "for the first time simultaneous measurements of metals and P stoichiometry in freshwater phytoplankton are reported." The paper should be of wide interest.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Timothy Read –– Metagenomics is set to become a major cross-disciplinary field. The article brings in a new source of metadata to help understand microbial ecology.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Francis Martin –– This study is exploring a poorly investigated field of microbial ecology: the structure of endophytic fungal communities in the leaves of a large set of species in a wide range of biomes.
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
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