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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: 8 / 10Joao Rocha –– Basically, the study determined the toxicity of neonicotinoids in non-target organism (earthworm), which is important from the environmental/ecological point of views. Furthermore, the study can be a motivation to the increase the exploitation of earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) as an alternative and simple animal model to study the toxicity of different chemical agents.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Keith Crandall –– For all of us interested in Chilean wines and keeping the industry healthy and strong as well as for those who would like to do some comparative metagenomics across vineyards around the world, this study represents a great step in building an appropriate database for monitoring the impact of soil microbiome on wine quality.
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.
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