Editor rating: 7 / 10Maria Rosaria Corbo –– The results of this paper demonstrating that H2-rich environments exert a direct influence on soil H2-oxidizing bacteria in addition to indirect effects on other members of the bacterial communities can be considered a significant contribution about the knowledge in the field.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Robert Costanza –– A new way of looking at species importance.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Magnus Johnson –– Noise pollution is a really important issue that garners less attention than it should.
Editor rating: 7 / 10J. Thomas Sanderson –– A large data set of pollutant levels in marine fish across the globe provides important information for ecotoxicologists, environmental chemists and regulators alike. This will be very useful for future reference.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Stuart Pimm –– Assesses the impact on land reform on conservation, a key topic not just in Africa, but elsewhere.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Alexander Mikheyev –– Potentially important finding about the unexpected consequences of biocontrol.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Jianhua Xu –– I think it is an interesting work, which provided an aspect for readers to understand nonlinear variation of drought and its relation to atmospheric circulation in east China. People who are working in cross-discipline (e. g. drought and atmospheric circulation) will be interest in the work.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Stuart Pimm –– Translocation of endangered species is an important technique for conservation. Few studies evaluate it successes — especially when top predators are involved. Yet, there is huge pressure to remove top predators, even when in practice they could be shot. This paper provides the most detailed record of cheetah translocations. They work — sometimes — but the authors make a strong case that the solution will be to manage cheetahs where they love.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Magnus Johnson –– The article describes the complex effects that climate change may have on the reproductive process for a species of amphibian. It is important that we start to get to grips with the detail of how climate change may affect individual species and processes.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides useful method to improve coral transplantation techniques. Also, shows beneficial interactions between 3-D habitat, fish grazing and survival of coral polyps.
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Washington Post: Ship noises could hurt endangered killer whales, study finds
The Telegraph: Ship noise stops Orca whales from talking to each other
IFLScience.com: The Noise From Ships Interferes With Orca Communication
Nature: pick of today's science stories (2/3/2016)
The Christian Science Monitor: "Is ship noise killing endangered orca whales?"