Environmental Science

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Editors can now comment on articles published in PeerJ and elsewhere.

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

An index of non-sampling error in area frame sampling based on remote sensing data

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Bo Huang –– This is an interesting work, which may be of value to a wide range of applications.
Modelling the dynamics of a large rock landslide in the Dolomites (eastern Italian Alps) using multi-temporal DEMs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Lei Wang –– The use of multi-time LiDAR with a GIS for landslide model calibration is interesting
Evaluation of soil intervention values in mine tailings in northern Chile

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Maria Luisa Fernandez-Marcos –– The article establishes a useful methodology to evaluate heavy metal contents in mine tailings, which is successfully applied to a particular case in Chile. It is of interest for researchers dealing with similar problems elsewhere.
Human dimensions of wildfires in NW Spain: causes, value of the burned vegetation and administrative measures

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Roger Jones –– Risk perception of fire in an untested region in an environment where fire risk has rapidly increased
An overview report on the application of heteropoly acids on supporting materials in the photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants from aqueous solutions

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Huan-Tsung Chang –– It provides some important information about the use of heteropoly acids for removal of organic pollutants.
Random forest as a generic framework for predictive modeling of spatial and spatio-temporal variables

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Tal Svoray –– Comparison between machine learning tools and geostatistics are in the front of geosciences
Effects of mesoscale eddies on behavior of an oil spill resulting from an accidental deepwater blowout in the Black Sea: an assessment of the environmental impacts

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Andrea Cucco –– The deep oil spill is still an open issue in operational oceanography and this job can be considered a further step forward in understanding this phenomenon.
Reproducible research and GIScience: an evaluation using AGILE conference papers

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Nicolas Rougier –– An important study about reproducibility in GIS whose methods could be re-used in other domains.
Nitrous oxide variability at sub-kilometre resolution in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean

Editor rating: 7 / 10

I. Emma Huertas –– The new dataset provided in an under explored region
The effect of biochar amendments on phenanthrene sorption, desorption and mineralisation in different soils

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Paolo Giordani –– New insights for understanding the processes of sorption and mineralization of PAH in soils

Discussing these articles

Human dimensions of fires in NW Spain: a study of citizens’ awareness about fire causes and risks, perception of the value of vegetation and administrative measures https://t.co/Zv9AfAZNgL

Effects of mesoscale eddies on #behavior of an oil spill resulting from an accidental deepwater blowout in the Black Sea: an assessment of the #environmentalimpacts https://t.co/bm6romMN84 @thePeerJ https://t.co/XmcggAic78

Machine Learning as a generic framework for spatial and spatio-temporal interpolation i.e. prediction. Is this a beginning of a new era in geostatistics / end of kriging? @thePeerJ https://t.co/JwBdVqhfKC #Biogeography #SoilScience #ComputationalScience #rspatial

And another one! Co-authored paper on reproducible GIScience research. It has been published today in @thePeerJ https://t.co/kcONct2cgp #SciencePolicy #ComputationalScience #DataScience

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Ex-UEA PhD student @ImkeGrefe's paper on Southern Ocean high-resolution air-sea fluxes of greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) published @thePeerJ https://t.co/f2YKtj6z7h @ueaenv @AtmosChemUEA @BAS_News @mementodatabase. Increases number of existing data points in the area 70-fold. https://t.co/OCj2s8uNXl

New article: Phenanthrene sorption, desorption and mineralisation in biochar-amended soils https://t.co/Ul2hPVSrxw Nice experience with @thePeerJ