Editor rating: 8 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– Much needed study that explores previously unexplored sources of error in metabarcoding studies important for the future of this area of ecology.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Lesley Rogers –– This paper on snakes relates dentition asymmetry to asymmetry of the prey eaten.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– The use of e-DNA for ecological surveys is an important development of interest to a broad range of scientists.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Stephen Wratten –– vital work on amphibian movement dynamics
Editor rating: 7 / 10Alex Ford –– The research of thermal tolerance and thermal stress between and within species is an important field in the study of changing climates and the ability of organisms to adapt. This manuscript provides some interesting new data on the inter & intra species differences in heat shock protein responses of temperature stress.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– Present new data on insect herbivore - plant interaction in southern latitudes and their potential relationship with changes in environmental parameters (e.g., climate).
Editor rating: 8 / 10Ugo Bastolla –– The method presented in this paper may be very useful to identify which taxonomic groups are driving the differences in the composition of microbial communities detected in different environmental samples with varying properties, thus facilitating the analysis of metagenomic experiments and large microbial communities.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– The development of effective fishtraps that allow for diversification of inshore potting fleets would be important for many inshore fishing communities.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Richard Cowling –– The paper represents a comprehensive inventory in a remote area vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. It will form the basis for a monitoring programme that will likely reveal important trends in biotic change.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– Despite the high importance and diversity of modern zooplankton, still comparatively little is known about plankton in the distant of the geological past. The authors report some of the oldest known fossil "clawed lobster" larvae. Mostly their presence is mostly inferred based on the phylogeny and fossil record of adult stages.
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