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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 / 10Todd Vision –– This brings quantitative evidence to bear on the policy debate about how much attention should be paid to replicability (rather than coming up with wholly new findings) in a field that has not previously received much scrutiny: ecology and evolution. As such, it will be of interest to practitioners in E&E (including editors and funders) as well as those working in metascience more generally.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Dezene Huber –– I'm not a wildlife expert, but I would think that any study pertaining to large Palaearctic wildlife, particularly carnivores, is of substantial conservation concern. In addition, this paper addresses human-wildlife interactions in a Palaearctic context and so provides some information for further work in this area.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Sheila Colla –– This basic information on pollen composition will be of interest to ecologists, conservationists, industry and practitioners.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Marta Sánchez –– This is the first study of cestode infection in the crustacean Artemia persimilis from Southern Chilean Patagonia. Both, Artemia and their cestode parasites are key ecological groups and while information exists on Eupean populations, there exist very few data in other part of the world. Artemia persimilis is particularly interesting because of its narrow distribution range in south America, compared with other Artemia species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Santiago Martín-Bravo –– This is a valuable contribution towards the comparative knowledge of Mediterranean climate ecosystems, and performs a multidisciplinary documentation and analysis of the flora of a highly biodiverse and endangered ecosystem in the Cape Floristic Region, therefore highlighting its biological features and advocating for its conservation.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Mark Costello –– One of few studies on freshwater river fauna in sub-Antarctic South America.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jean-Lou Justine –– Attachment to the host is a major problem faced by any parasite. This innovative paper provides new information about two cestodes of sharks with contrasting morphologies.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Scott Edwards –– Documents genetic change directly over time, which is relatively rare in evolutionary studies.
Editor rating: 6 / 10Mark Gessner –– See reviewer comments.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Tatiana Tatarinova –– The issue of invasive species has global importance. Additionally, P. aquilinum has a wide distribution and can have detrimental effect on biodiversity, by hindering the establishment of native species.
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