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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
Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– A very interesting paper for several disciplines related to the importance of antibiotic resistance in nature.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Juan Riesgo-Escovar –– It addresses methodological problems that hinder comparison of these type of results from different publications.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Michael 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.
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: 7 / 10Joseph 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.
Editor rating: 10 / 10Therese Markow –– It's a first and the data are very strong/
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– A thorough assessment of the growth patterns and reproductive biology of a commercially important parrotfish species.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jianhua Xu –– This study was to investigate the effects of AWS on desert rodent communities. The work compared AWS sites and non-AWS control sites by an appropriate statistical method, the principal component analysis (PCA).
Editor rating: 7 / 10Xavier Pochon –– This study explored an important yet understudied topic in coral physiology/biology, i.e., light-history based thermal stress response on individual colonies. This study uses a very unusual experimental design, i.e., an extremely small number of true replicates [n=3 coral colonies] to favor the focus on technical replicates [n=40 ramets per colony], but addresses interesting questions on the potential importance of intra-individual variability in physiological responses of scleractinian corals. This study uses an impressive combination of techniques, including imaging, various measurements (chl a fluorescence, chl a density, cell counts, coral growth rates), and molecular analyses.
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