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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 / 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.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Budiman Minasny –– The use of bayesian statistic in risk assessment
Editor rating: 7 / 10Darren Ward –– The article of particular interest because of the association of remote sensing in order to assess spatial and temporal changes in land-use and biodiversity.
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