Ecology

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.
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.
Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding bats roosting in an urban cave

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Jenny Renaut –– The article is providing nice information and will rise interest for the people working in the field of pollinators and ecosystem services.
Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Curtis Daehler –– Experiments demonstrate that although ants are frequent floral visitors and they carry pollen, they are not effective pollinators and they may even be detrimental to reproduction in a rare plant.
Moving to 3D: relationships between coral planar area, surface area and volume

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ronaldo Francini-Filho –– Tech tools for coral reef research are emerging fast and boosting science
Boundaries in ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and environmental variables at the edges of forest patches with residential developments

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Scott Ferrenberg –– This article introduces, in a tangible way, methods for combining biological data with environmental data to identify boundaries and edge effects free of bias from the human point of view. This set of techniques could substantially improve our understanding of why species are affected by some edge conditions but go seemingly unaffected by others. The potential use of this approach in conservation and protected area delineation is clear, but I also see other possible applications such as determining the factors that influence spatial patterns in plant productivity and biogeochemical processes.
In silico identification of off-target pesticidal dsRNA binding in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Ilaria Negri –– The article deals with a new biotechnology with broad application in agriculture but with a potential risk for non target insects

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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

Pollination implications of the diverse diet of tropical nectar-feeding #bats roosting in an urban cave https://t.co/nN8N0wk8s8 https://t.co/spw0M40T9v

Ants contribute to pollination but not to reproduction in a rare calcareous grassland forb https://t.co/KDVc8QHFOX #Psychiatry

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