Environmental Science

Spatio-temporal evolution of water-related ecosystem services: Taihu Basin, China

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Roger Jones –– This is one of the most important and heavily developed basins in China, where any new information on how to transition to sustainable development will be valuable for future planning
Highly efficient removal of ammonia nitrogen from wastewater by dielectrophoresis-enhanced adsorption

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Young-Chae Song –– Dielectrophoresis is a novel approach to remove for ammonia nitrogen from water.
What killed Frame Lake? A precautionary tale for urban planners

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Bruno Marino –– The encroachment of human activity on natural systems is a complex interplay of events recorded through time and deposition of proxy indicators. "Who Killed Frame Lake.." is an iconic journey through time for the lake and its signatory participants. The future and remediation of Frame Lake is now in the hands of planners who may benefit from this example of human/nature interaction.
Suitable oasis scales under a government plan in the Kaidu-Konqi River Basin of northwest arid region, China

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Hong Yang –– This paper increases our understanding of the water resource in oases in West China in the future climate change.
Sorption to soil, biochar and compost: is prediction to multicomponent mixtures possible based on single sorbent measurements?

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Samuel Abiven –– This work combines technical and methodological improvements and potential applications for agriculture. It could have an impact for different aspects on the scientific community.
Modelling daily water temperature from air temperature for the Missouri River

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jacyra Soares –– The river air-water temperature relationship was investigated by developing three different machine learning models and three standard models. The model results can have important applications such as to support river recovery management plan and environmental impact statement analysis.
Pollution of the sediments of the coastal zone of the Sambia Peninsula and the Curonian Spit (Southeastern Baltic Sea)

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Kalliat Valsaraj –– This paper describes the pollution in the Baltic sea and explains the origins of the same. This knowledge will be useful in future efforts at clean up or prevention of contaminants from entering the area.
Quantitative estimation of soil salinity by means of different modeling methods and visible-near infrared (VIS–NIR) spectroscopy, Ebinur Lake Wetland, Northwest China

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Danlin Yu –– Decent combination of modeling, filed experience, and data analysis
Comparing CMIP-3 and CMIP-5 climate projections on flooding estimation of Devils Lake of North Dakota, USA

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Salvador Sánchez-Carrillo –– Climate change effect on water level fluctuation in endorheic (rainfed) lakes
Description and spatial inference of soil drainage using matrix soil colours in the Lower Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Maria Luisa Fernandez-Marcos –– The manuscript addresses an interesting subject: the relationship between soil colour and drainage conditions. Although this is a well-studied and well-known subject, the attempt to develop a drainage index defined from a commonly and easily determined soil property is noteworthy and useful for soil surveyors. The study handles a huge number of soil profiles and uses a sound methodology.

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Spatio-temporal #evolution of water-related ecosystem services: Taihu Basin, China https://t.co/DUckRMTwbS @thePeerJ https://t.co/A8Rc4Nl8ro

Modelling daily water temperature from air temperature for the Missouri River https://t.co/MDIoqG9zJC @thePeerJ https://t.co/hs7yJY7hfg

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ https://t.co/mzp8axlPiY #AquaticandMarineChemistry

New work in @thePeerJ . We developed and mapped a soil drainage index for the Hunter Valley. #munsell https://t.co/AN2Bpw8DSo