Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Lesser ape cognition is really understudied in comparison to other primates despite the unique nature of their social structure and their important place in the lineage of primates.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Carnivores remain somewhat understudied and information about foraging ecology is important both from a conservation standpoint and informing us about their cognition and behavior.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– New methods for assessing prosocial behaviors in nonhuman primates are needed to help resolve a difficult topic.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Chris Vulpe –– A new approach to behavioral testing of crustaceans.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Carlos Gutiérrez –– This manuscript supposes an advance in the knowledge on Rhabdias bufonis, a parasite previously described but not well characterized. These new data will help us for a better understanding of the biology of this parasite.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Daniel Lahr –– This article demonstrates an interesting approach to deal with the problem of describing cryptic species. The authors flesh out a system of species of gekkos, using a multi-faceted approach that is likely to establish a precedent in the field.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Good to see issues of animal welfare in the feed industry being addressed.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The paper aims to bridge the gap between quantitative measurements on arthropod brain structures obtained by different methods. This paper is the first trying to overcome these problems by investigating possible conversion factors.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Jennifer Vonk –– Developing new technology to circumvent the need for human observers will make work in this area much more effective and potentially reduce error.
Section Editor rating: 7 / 10Michael Wink –– important piece of information for the interpretation of human fossils
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