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Rapid rise in toxic load for bees revealed by analysis of pesticide use in Great Britain (2018) PeerJ

Graciela Piñeiro –– This is an interesting and very important article and as such I am very glad to know that it was the most shared last month. It clearly demonstrates the high degree of th... Read more

Largest global shark biomass found in the northern Galápagos Islands of Darwin and Wolf

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mónica Medina –– Sharks are important ocean predators that are under major threat in unprotected areas but this study shows that even in protected areas, shark populations are in danger. The authors recommend more stringent measures to protect sharks from overfishing in the Galapagos Islands.
Growth and physiological responses of submerged plant Vallisneria natans to water column ammonia nitrogen and sediment copper

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Vijai Kumar Gupta –– Excellent Article.
Pre- and post-experimental manipulation assessments confirm the increase in number of birds due to the addition of nest boxes

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jenny Renaut –– A long-term study with important significance in forest and biodiversity management
H2-saturation of high affinity H2-oxidizing bacteria alters the ecological niche of soil microorganisms unevenly among taxonomic groups

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The results of this paper demonstrating that H2-rich environments exert a direct influence on soil H2-oxidizing bacteria in addition to indirect effects on other members of the bacterial communities can be considered a significant contribution about the knowledge in the field.
Familiarity breeds content: assessing bird species popularity with culturomics

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Robert Costanza –– A new way of looking at species importance.
Ship noise extends to frequencies used for echolocation by endangered killer whales

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– Noise pollution is a really important issue that garners less attention than it should.
Evaluation of the global impacts of mitigation on persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic pollutants in marine fish

Editor rating: 7 / 10

J. Thomas Sanderson –– A large data set of pollutant levels in marine fish across the globe provides important information for ecotoxicologists, environmental chemists and regulators alike. This will be very useful for future reference.
The impact of land reform on the status of large carnivores in Zimbabwe

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Stuart Pimm –– Assesses the impact on land reform on conservation, a key topic not just in Africa, but elsewhere.
A new threat to bees? Entomopathogenic nematodes used in biological pest control cause rapid mortality in Bombus terrestris

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Alexander Mikheyev –– Potentially important finding about the unexpected consequences of biocontrol.
The nonlinear variation of drought and its relation to atmospheric circulation in Shandong Province, East China

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jianhua Xu –– I think it is an interesting work, which provided an aspect for readers to understand nonlinear variation of drought and its relation to atmospheric circulation in east China. People who are working in cross-discipline (e. g. drought and atmospheric circulation) will be interest in the work.

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147 days ago
Companies marketing their pesticide products as ‘bee safe’ when they are NOT is becoming all too common. See our research from 2015: https://t.co/2DXzuV96Qd THIS IS NOT OK! https://t.co/RSmu5qCzGP

420 days ago
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My article 'Pre- and post-experimental manipulation assessments confirm the increase in number of birds due to the addition of nest boxes' published in PeerJ has 1,111 views! I love #OpenAccess @thePeerJ

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Science: Standard ship noise may interfere with orca communication

Kitsap Sun - Puget Sound Blogs: Research on ocean noise could help save whales

Carnivores in decline due to land reform

Land Reform Disastrous for Wildlife

Time Magazine: Ship Noises Could Hurt Endangered Killer Whales, Study Finds

Washington Post: Ship noises could hurt endangered killer whales, study finds

The Telegraph: Ship noise stops Orca whales from talking to each other

IFLScience.com: The Noise From Ships Interferes With Orca Communication

Nature: pick of today's science stories (2/3/2016)

The Christian Science Monitor: "Is ship noise killing endangered orca whales?"