Editor rating: 7 / 10Donald Kramer –– This is a well-executed field study that addresses density dependence of both attraction and avoidance of conspecifics over a broad range of densities in marine larvae settling from the plankton.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Heather Etchevers –– One of the reviewers in particular was very enthusiastic about the impact of this work on moving the field forward and generating new hypotheses.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Mark Costello –– Provides evidence of a cause of cetacean mortality in relation to toxic phytoplankton ("harmful alga blooms") which are a concern in many parts of the world. Cetacean deaths are often a source of mystery and this indicates that naturally occurring toxic events can be one possible cause.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Kenneth De Baets –– The re-investigation of Rhyniognatha is critical as it was originally interpreted one of the oldest in-group insects and has been used to calibrate evolutionary time-scale for insects using molecular clocks in various studies. The divergence estimates of insects might shift to younger ages, which would be more consistent with the fossil record. This is therefore of interest to entomologists, paleontologists, evolutionary biologists, etc.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Scott Edwards –– Novel techniques, interesting geographic setting
Editor rating: 8 / 10Patricia Gandini –– I Think the papaer will not only be of interest to science community but also likely receive considerable attention from policy makers.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Lesley Rogers –– The role of 5-HT in aggressive and other behaviour is an important topic and this paper adds considerably to the field. It highlights the importance of investigating the role of 5-HT in different species.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Graciela Piñeiro –– This article identy characters in the pterosaur taxonomy that can be ontogenetically variable or sexually constrained, making it important to be taken into account for future research on pterosaur taxonomy and ontogeny.
Editor rating: 8 / 10Philip Kass –– Excellent ocular research in an animal model.
Editor rating: 7 / 10Luis Conceição –– This article answers a fish welfare concern on farming operations, providing scientific evidence that short-term starvation at low temperature prior to harvest does not have major impact on the health and acute stress response of Atlantic salmon.
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