Ecology

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Continental-scale suppression of an invasive pest by a host-specific parasitoid underlines both environmental and economic benefits of arthropod biological control

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Jose Montoya –– This work is an excellent example of pest control by an introduced natural enemy. It shows how ecological theory can be applied in the filed, and what is the positive economic impact in the long-run.
What’s for dinner? Diet and potential trophic impact of an invasive anuran Hoplobatrachus tigerinus on the Andaman archipelago

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Ben Colman –– This work represents a rare glimpse into the relatively early stages of an anuran invasion. It lays out foundational knowledge on the direct and indirect consequences of the invasion on other anurans by delineating the diet of both the invader and native anurans across multiple habitats.
Can secondary contact following range expansion be distinguished from barriers to gene flow?

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Tomas Hrbek –– An important contribution to distinguishing secondary contact from differentiation along a cline / parapatric differentiation.
Marine cyanolichens from different littoral zones are associated with distinct bacterial communities

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– Simply the first human glance to the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens
Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial vertebrate abundance between Amazonian flooded and unflooded forests

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Matthew Wilson –– The inclusion of multiple Amazonian ecosystems is shown to be important for species conservation.
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.

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22 hours ago
Happy joining Kris Wyckhuys for work on biological control of invasive pests.... today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/cw7EdJSpL2 #AgriculturalScience #Biodiversity #Ecology #EcosystemScience

18 days ago
Diet of Invasive Indian bullfrogs shows real threats to invertebrates and small vertebrates of the Andaman Islands https://t.co/hJYzsPdEJC https://t.co/Mgmh5IW19F

19 days ago
Can secondary contact following range expansion be distinguished from barriers to gene flow? Excess of LD and of genetic diversity at the suture zone is a unique signature of 2nd contact. The directionality index Psi conveys info. New paper in @thePeerJ https://t.co/UOKKzKQIRd

Our new article on the microbiome of marine lichens is out! @thePeerJ https://t.co/2nFScDu4m4 #Biodiversity #Ecology #Microbiology

See our new paper on the Seasonal dynamics of terrestrial vertebrate abundance in neighbouring #Amazonian flooded (varzea) and unflooded (terra firme) forests led by @hugocmcosta - under the @pmj_mediojurua Project https://t.co/aXumHHeW2c #ConservationBiology @ueaceec @ueaenv https://t.co/HGwE08Zqit

@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

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