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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 / 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.
Editor rating: 7 / 10G Matt Davies –– A rare experimental validation of ecological theory and frequently offered explanations for the spatial structuring of sand-dune ecosystems. This paper goes further than the normal descriptive approach and uses manipulations to discern important interactions and processes
Editor rating: 7 / 10Blanca Landa –– Organic production is its initial stage sin China and this mansucript can provide information on the advantae and changes of organic vs conventioal production
Editor rating: 8 / 10Dezene Huber –– Well written and timely. Covers some initial information on an introduce species in California, and provides some early-impression natural historical information that will be potentially important in the long-term record.
Editor rating: 7 / 10James Reimer –– This work examines large-scale ocean circulation patterns as a factor in determining the severity of coral bleaching events - something that has been little discussed or examined in the literature until now.
Editor rating: 9 / 10Joseph Pawlik –– This paper can be added to a growing list of recent contributions that find no relationship between seaweed cover and fish abundance on Caribbean reefs. This study is important because of its temporal and spatial scale, which is different from other studies.
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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"