Editor rating: 7 / 10David Day –– Important cross-disciplinary study combining social science and biochemistry to evaluate traditional medicine.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Leon Higley –– It provides valuable information on the interaction of biotic factors in shaping watershed (specifically river flow) structure.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Karen Osborn –– This article fills a data gap and makes a nice and believable correlation between phytoplankton abundance and barnacle recruitment.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Important step forward in the use of a pest management tactic.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– Research examining population enhancement in endangered Acropora spp. in Florida - which may have relevance and meaning for coral reefs across the Caribbean.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– microbial diversity
Editor rating: 7 / 10Budiman Minasny –– A good one
Editor rating: 8 / 10David Roberts –– The Convention of the Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will be discussion elephants and therefore this will be extremely important
Editor rating: 7 / 10Marta Sánchez –– This study provide new data on desiccation resistance in aquatic beetles, which is important to understand their presence and distribution in aquatic environments; these data can be relevant in the context of climate change due to the expected drought intensification, particularly important in semi-arid regions
Editor rating: 9 / 10Curtis Daehler –– The authors have produced a software package that will allow users to make comprehensive analyses of coupled demographic-GIS (SDM) population viability models. These analyses will help in the development of effective management plans for rare and endangered species.
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Los elefantes africanos al borde de la extinción - In Spanish
Daily Maverick: "Counting Africa’s beleaguered elephants: Massive two-year census finds alarming declines"
GeekWire: "Paul Allen’s Great Elephant Census confirms catastrophic decline in Africa"
The Washington Post: "The largest-ever survey of elephants in Africa reveals startling declines"
Huffington Post: "A New Elephant Census Shows The Devastating Impact Of Poaching"
Popular Science: "FIRST AFRICA-WIDE ELEPHANT CENSUS SHOWS DROPPING POPULATIONS"
NPR Radio Slot: "Often On The Move, Restless Elephants Are Tough To Count — And Keep Safe"
NPR: "African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent"
Mashable: "Historic census reveals the true plight of Africa's elephants"
The Guardian: "Poaching drives huge 30% decline in Africa's savanna elephants"