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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 / 10Leonardo Montagnani –– I believe that the scientific question the authors are addressing is relevant. However, there are some problems with the sampling scheme.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Paolo Giordani –– Simply the first human glance to the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens
Editor rating: 7 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– This is a very interesting paper, on a rather under-investigated subject.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mark Costello –– Tardigrades are extraordinarily robust organisms but their biogeography is poorly known. It is likely they are widespread and dispersed passively in water, perhaps air, and on animals. This paper provides novel evidence of their dispersal by birds.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Matthew Wilson –– The inclusion of multiple Amazonian ecosystems is shown to be important for species conservation.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The paper tackles how the introduction of a non-host snail could help to interfere with development of bird schistosome cercariae and therefore might be a way to control Swimmer’s itch. This also relates with the decoy or dilution effect which might influence disease risk. It is therefore of interest to parasitologists, ecologist and biologists in general.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Sheila Colla –– Contributes to a knowledge gap in the growing body of literature on plant-pollinator interactions.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– This new approach allows to understand better benthic estuary communities by modelling them on various scales. It will therefore be of relevance for ecologist, zoologist and modellers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– It provides new information on sponge microbiome
Editor rating: 8 / 10Michael LaMontagne –– The recent increase in crab populations in NE salt marshes could reflect sea level rise driven by climate change.
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