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Species turnover reveals hidden effects of decreasing nitrogen deposition in mountain hay meadows (2019) PeerJ
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: 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.
Section Editor rating: 9 / 10Dezene Huber –– Really novel use of this emerging technology.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Jose 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.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Tomas Hrbek –– An important contribution to distinguishing secondary contact from differentiation along a cline / parapatric differentiation.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Paolo Giordani –– Simply the first human glance to the non-photosynthetic bacteria associated with marine lichens
Editor rating: 9 / 10Ilaria Negri –– The article deals with a new biotechnology with broad application in agriculture but with a potential risk for non target insects
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joël Mossong –– This is an interesting article on the microbial contamination of an unusual habitat in space, the international space station.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Mark Costello –– Due to the Suez Canal, the Mediterranean has more introduced species than any other sea area. However, there are often misidentifications and species suggested as "invasive" which are not (they may be rarely recorded but native). Thus a synthesis of this knowledge is timely and of wide international interest.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Ilaria Negri –– Aedes albopictus is an invasive mosquito species, able to adapt to many environments. This article helps to shed light on its ecology.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Donald Kramer –– This article presents a unique perspective on energetics and tactics involved in a type of predator-prey encounter rarely documented at all, much less in this detail. It uses modern technology to full advantage in a study of charismatic animals. Both reviewers are experts in the area and concur that this is a unique and valuable study.
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