Environmental Science

Article commentary

Editors can now comment on articles published in PeerJ and elsewhere.

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

Comparison of shallow-water seston among biogenic habitats on tidal flats

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Georg Umgiesser –– This is an interesting contribution to processes on tidal flats, still not too much investigated in the oceanographic field.
Some methods to improve the utility of conditioned Latin hypercube sampling

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– Nice piece of work with improvements of a sampling strategy usually applied in the fields of Earth and environmental sciences
The association between meteorological variables and road traffic injuries: a study from Macao

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Yuming Guo –– This paper adds evidence on the associations between meteorological variables and road traffic injuries. It is important finding in the context of climate change.
Potential ecotoxicological effects of antimicrobial surface coatings: a literature survey backed up by analysis of market reports

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Monika Mortimer –– The review gives a comprehensive overview of application areas of antimicrobial coatings (AMCs) and potential ecotoxicological hazards associated with the use of such materials. The authors also highlight the existing data gaps in the release of antimicrobial compounds from coatings, which impedes risk-benefit evaluation of AMCs.
Use of open mobile mapping tool to assess human mobility traceability in rural offline populations with contrasting malaria dynamics

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jason Blackburn –– Understanding human movements is critical for understanding disease movement and to predict possible targeted areas for intervention. This paper works toward mapping rural populations, which represent frequently under surveyed groups and populations difficult to provide appropriate intervention.
Forest floor temperature and greenness link significantly to canopy attributes in South Africa’s fragmented coastal forests

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Leonardo Montagnani –– I believe that besides the difficulties encountered in the specific location, the paper is well done and methodologically relevant. I would recommend its approach to a wide range of scientific sectors related to the physical interaction between plants, animals and possibly humans.
An index of non-sampling error in area frame sampling based on remote sensing data

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bo Huang –– This is an interesting work, which may be of value to a wide range of applications.
Modelling the dynamics of a large rock landslide in the Dolomites (eastern Italian Alps) using multi-temporal DEMs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Lei Wang –– The use of multi-time LiDAR with a GIS for landslide model calibration is interesting
Random forest as a generic framework for predictive modeling of spatial and spatio-temporal variables

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tal Svoray –– Comparison between machine learning tools and geostatistics are in the front of geosciences
Effects of mesoscale eddies on behavior of an oil spill resulting from an accidental deepwater blowout in the Black Sea: an assessment of the environmental impacts

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Andrea Cucco –– The deep oil spill is still an open issue in operational oceanography and this job can be considered a further step forward in understanding this phenomenon.

Discussing these articles

171 days ago
Ruesink team study on habitat effects on suspended particulates over tide flats just got published! @thePeerJ https://t.co/aHehy4Vfk8 #Ecology #EcosystemScience #MarineBiology #eelgrass

Happy to worked on this with @BudimanSoil and Colby Brungard. New paper in @thePeerJ. Some methods to improve the utility of conditioned Latin hypercube sampling. https://t.co/gH6Hb0xBXY

How did this get through peer-review? https://t.co/f3AYUQgFuU https://t.co/stnRQkCrrS

Potential ecotoxicological effects of antimicrobial surface coatings: a literature survey backed up by analysis of market reports https://t.co/pS7Dbx5PXQ @thePeerJ https://t.co/cDcoewMVci

My article showing a new way to collect human mobility data in the Amazon has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/jFXNCOMaoV #InfectiousDiseases #SpatialandGeographicInformationScience

253 days ago
How do vegetation canopies drive surface temperature and greenness across forest - matrix edges? And is that expensive thermal camera worth its money? our study with @mapss_co_za is now out @thePeerJ https://t.co/U9Kvh6W5DY #EcosystemScience #ClimateChangeBiology #Forestry

Effects of mesoscale eddies on #behavior of an oil spill resulting from an accidental deepwater blowout in the Black Sea: an assessment of the #environmentalimpacts https://t.co/bm6romMN84 @thePeerJ https://t.co/XmcggAic78

Machine Learning as a generic framework for spatial and spatio-temporal interpolation i.e. prediction. Is this a beginning of a new era in geostatistics / end of kriging? @thePeerJ https://t.co/JwBdVqhfKC #Biogeography #SoilScience #ComputationalScience #rspatial