Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study provides insights into the underlying thermodynamic mechanisms involved in the microbial food web associated with coral and macroalgae interactions.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Nigel Andrew –– bee responses to chemical exposure - high profile issues at the moment
Editor rating: 7 / 10Christopher Cooper –– Useful bioinformatics tool for viral metagenomics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Winkler –– The article has practical implications in the conservation of tree species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– This is a well-executed field study that addresses density dependence of both attraction and avoidance of conspecifics over a broad range of densities in marine larvae settling from the plankton.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– This study presents interesting data that show how some coral-associated microbes have the capacity to protect their host by predating on alien bacteria.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– With the increasing frequency of thermal events that coral reefs are facing worldwide, this study is of great importance to understand the bleaching patterns in Hawaiian Reefs and its ecological consequences.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– The conclusions of this paper run contrary to the view that the lionfish invasion of Caribbean reefs has greatly reduced populations of small reef fishes.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Curtis Daehler –– Implications of plant restoration for invertebrate diversity have been rarely studied. This study documented diversity of Lepidoptera following different methods of plant restoration, concluding the choice of tree species used in restoration is probably more important than the specific method used to establish the trees.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Anna Traveset –– The article presents new metrics that will shed light in the understanding on the structure of bipartite networks such as those between plants and their mutualists or antagonists.
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