Ecology

Vertical stratification of plant–pollinator interactions in a temperate grassland

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Sheila Colla –– Contributes to a knowledge gap in the growing body of literature on plant-pollinator interactions.
Plant-insect interactions patterns in three European paleoforests of the late-Neogene—early-Quaternary

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Kenneth De Baets –– This quite an interesting contribution which investigated how climate could impact the plant-insect interaction and is therefore of interest to entomologists, botanist and climate scientists.
Individual-based simulation of the spatial and temporal dynamics of macroinvertebrate functional groups provides insights into benthic community assembly mechanisms

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth 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.
Diversity, host-specificity and stability of sponge-associated fungal communities of co-occurring sponges

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Blanca Landa –– It provides new information on sponge microbiome
Top-down and bottom-up controls on southern New England salt marsh crab populations

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Michael LaMontagne –– The recent increase in crab populations in NE salt marshes could reflect sea level rise driven by climate change.
Changes in species abundance after seven years of elevated atmospheric CO2 and warming in a Subarctic birch forest understorey, as modified by rodent and moth outbreaks

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Bruno Marino –– The response of ecosystems to climate change is complex as evidenced by this study. The case of herbivory response is creatively explored within the context of climate change.
Do latitudinal gradients exist in New Zealand stream invertebrate metacommunities?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jianjun Wang –– Revealing latitudinal gradients via the lens of metacommunity on islands, such as New Zealand, is rare and importantly complementary for previous studies at continent scales.
Impact of polystyrene microplastics on Daphnia magna mortality and reproduction in relation to food availability

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Chris Vulpe –– This article provides an interesting example of behavioral adaptation to microplastics pollution in a freshwated aquatic ecosystem. The work suggests additional work should be done in other ecosystems to assess if behavioral adaptation may mitigate the effects of microplastic pollution.
The neglected bee trees: European beech forests as a home for feral honey bee colonies

Section Editor rating: 8 / 10

Dezene Huber –– I agree with the one reviewer who notes the novelty and utility of this work. This is particularly true in this era of pollinator decline.
Predicting Pinus monophylla forest cover in the Baja California Desert by remote sensing

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Robert Winkler –– Use of remote sensing data to evaluate ecological/ biodiversity data that otherwise would be difficult to obtain.

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Vertical stratification of plant–pollinator interactions in a temperate grassland https://t.co/t19jT4GnIe

Plant-insect interactions patterns in three European paleoforests of the late-Neogene—early-Quaternary https://t.co/hkNeV9vDi6

Individual-based simulation of the spatial and temporal dynamics of macroinvertebrate functional groups provides insights into benthic community assembly mechanisms https://t.co/fETbz0VNbt @thePeerJ #Biodiversity #Ecology #MarineBiology https://t.co/asZb2MMOB7 https://t.co/XivsNeBpvo

Diversity, host-specificity and stability of sponge-associated fungal communities of co-occurring sponges https://t.co/rmoqPilCmt #fungi #microbiome #mycobiome https://t.co/M3t1fWIQLl

@PlantEcoEvo_UU Wrong link. Try https://t.co/BgqmPhs547

Woohoo! Wondering what I got up to when I worked for the Narragansett Bay #NERR a few years back? My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/rYmvo33pkH #Ecology #MarineBiology #ClimateChangeBiology #EnvironmentalImpacts

Do latitudinal gradients exist in New Zealand stream invertebrate metacommunities? https://t.co/JnIu26pdgA @thePeerJ https://t.co/1OteQ5UHTZ

My article has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/1xHWJaufSq #Ecology #Ecotoxicology #EnvironmentalImpacts

The neglected bee trees: European beech forests as a home for feral honey bee colonies https://t.co/D1UXHiAyCR @thePeerJ https://t.co/aBpflA5awL

Predicting Pinus monophylla forest cover in the Baja California Desert by remote sensing https://t.co/lcl3NOE3yK @thePeerJ https://t.co/f9ZpTRcHbd