Editor rating: 8 / 10James Reimer –– This is a large-scale, multi-author work combining a review of ray conservation with suggestions for future conservation strategy.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Stephen Wratten –– vital work on amphibian movement dynamics
Editor rating: 8 / 10Stephen Johnson –– I am not intimately acquainted with the current state of the field and so I am guided in this rating by the response of the reviewer.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Seabird McKeon –– The article measures the physiological and ecological responses of an ice-dependent animal to a changing climate (through ice-loss). As such, it is at the leading edge of how climate change will impact species and ecological relationships.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marina Kalyuzhnaya –– The article provides first insides into microbial communities of an unusual sub-terrestrial ecosystem.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– It describes new sources of rare endophytes that can serve as new BCAs
Editor rating: 7 / 10Konstantinos Kormas –– This paper contributes to the rather limited field of culturable airborne microorganisms through a piece of a well performed scientific research.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper describes an agent based model that novelly integrates land use impacts in northern Alberta in ways that will be useful elsewhere.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Jack Stanford –– The paper adds a significant contribution to understanding of plankton ecology in freshwater lakes. As factually noted in the abstract "for the first time simultaneous measurements of metals and P stoichiometry in freshwater phytoplankton are reported." The paper should be of wide interest.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Timothy Read –– Metagenomics is set to become a major cross-disciplinary field. The article brings in a new source of metadata to help understand microbial ecology.
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