Environmental Science

Immobilized TiO2 on glass spheres applied to heterogeneous photocatalysis: photoactivity, leaching and regeneration process

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Moisés Canle –– Breaks a barrier into the development of thin films for photocatalysis.
Catchment land use predicts benthic vegetation in small estuaries

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jonathan Tonkin –– The authors find that converting as little as 20% of a catchment to fertilized land can shift estuarine vegetation from seagrass to macroalgae dominated. They find that simple land use measures – in this case, % fertilized land – may act as strong indicators of eutrophication risk to estuaries.
Forecasting biodiversity in breeding birds using best practices

Editor rating: 7 / 10

James Roper –– Over time, too many models have been applied under the assumption that they are effective without adequately testing whether they indeed do predict anything. This paper illustrates the issues with that approach and lays down a framework under which future models may be developed and tested.
An Indo-Pacific damselfish (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in the Gulf of Mexico: origin and mode of introduction

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Donald Kramer –– Although only dealing with a single invasive species, it is a very thorough and interesting analysis of the potential for oil rigs to move fish (and potentially other marine species) around the world.
A historical legacy of antibiotic utilization on bacterial seed banks in sediments

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Konstantinos Kormas –– A very interesting paper for several disciplines related to the importance of antibiotic resistance in nature.
Profiling soil microbial communities with next-generation sequencing: the influence of DNA kit selection and technician technical expertise

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Juan Riesgo-Escovar –– It addresses methodological problems that hinder comparison of these type of results from different publications.
Multi-scale and multi-site resampling of a study area in spatial genetics: implications for flying insect species

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Huston –– Some of the logistical constraints on obtaining adequate genetic samples and interpreting their patterns over large complex regions can be addressed by multi-scale spatial analyses of the data.
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
Shift of symbiont communities in Acropora tenuis juveniles under heat stress

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– This is important work on a small scale, pertaining to the biology of these corals. But it is further ecological significance, and thus will be of interest to marine biologists ecologists and environmental scientists.
Introgression between ecologically distinct species following increased salinity in the Colorado Delta- Worldwide implications for impacted estuary diversity

Editor rating: 10 / 10

Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/

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An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/j94b4vCD9Q #EcosystemScience #CoupledNaturalandHumanSystems

Forecasting biodiversity in breeding birds using best practices https://t.co/CDffUD3InH [PeerJ] #ornithology

The historical legacy of antibiotic utilization found within spores recovered from Swiss lake sediments https://t.co/3AOHuolHMQ

Profiling soil microbial communities with next-generation sequencing: the influence of DNA kit selection and technician technical expertise https://t.co/7Yb3oztKOm

192 days ago
Check our new paper about symbiont genotypes changes in coral juveniles under heat condition. https://t.co/GYSZWdSffo #coral_juveniles #ocean_warming #Symbiodinium #サンゴ #褐虫藻 https://t.co/pIzWYuixcv

RNAi based pesticides may not be as safe as they are marketed. Buyer beware @thePeerJ https://t.co/SuCsMepM9k #Biotechnology #Ecology #Entomology #Toxicology #Ecotoxicology

194 days ago
Introgression in Colpichthys (silversides) at the Colorado Delta, cool paper guys :) https://t.co/7WmdI5QdZR via @thePeerJ