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Energetics and evasion dynamics of large predators and prey: pumas vs. hounds

Editor rating: 9 / 10

Donald Kramer –– This article presents a unique perspective on energetics and tactics involved in a type of predator-prey encounter rarely documented at all, much less in this detail. It uses modern technology to full advantage in a study of charismatic animals. Both reviewers are experts in the area and concur that this is a unique and valuable study.
Diversity of compounds in femoral secretions of Galápagos iguanas (genera: Amblyrhynchus and Conolophus), and their potential role in sexual communication in lek-mating marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

John Measey –– Very few studies exist and this is a well designed study that should be well cited.
Quercivorol as a lure for the polyphagous and Kuroshio shot hole borers, Euwallacea spp. nr. fornicatus (Coleoptera: Scolytinae), vectors of Fusarium dieback

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Dezene Huber –– Work on these exotic pests has so far been minimal. This provides a good foundation for further investigations on semiochemical-based IPM methods for monitoring, deterrence, or perhaps even mass trapping.
RNA helicase domains of viral origin in proteins of insect retrotransposons: possible source for evolutionary advantages

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Yegor Vassetzky –– The MS describes the transfer of viral helicases to insect retrotransposons.
Simulated bacterial infection disrupts the circadian fluctuation of immune cells in wrinkle-lipped bats (Chaerephon plicatus)

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mauricio Rodriguez-Lanetty –– Within the field of comparative immunology, this study provides a solid contribution toward the understanding of the circadian regulation of the immune system in Bats.
Effect of environmental noise and music on dexmedetomidine-induced sedation in dogs

Editor rating: 8 / 10

Philip Kass –– Adds to the body of literature of environmental stimulation of dogs under anesthesia, which often occurs with considerable ambient sounds.
Using electroretinograms and multi-model inference to identify spectral classes of photoreceptors and relative opsin expression levels

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Magnus Johnson –– It has an interesting use of Akaikes Information Criterion to assist with choosing spectral templates.
­Glial and stem cell expression of murine Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 1 in the embryonic and perinatal nervous system

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Maria Concetta Geloso –– The study adds useful information about the role of FGFR1 signaling during brain development.
Penetrance of symbiont-mediated parthenogenesis is driven by reproductive rate in a parasitoid wasp

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Joseph Gillespie –– It adds an important dimension to understanding the role of reproductive rate on the ability of Wolbachia to induce parthenogenesis
Larval exposure to field-realistic concentrations of clothianidin has no effect on development rate, over-winter survival or adult metabolic rate in a solitary bee, Osmia bicornis

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Nigel Andrew –– bee responses to chemical exposure - high profile issues at the moment

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@UCRentomology Anyone can read more here if interested :) https://t.co/IBZxx3DuKM

I find report controversial, have to read more carefully though - [viral] RNA helicase in insect retrotransposons https://t.co/Lh6DIE97T8

Energetics and evasion dynamics of #pumas vs hounds https://t.co/XpBOLN4LJz

Article from my collegues! @thePeerJ https://t.co/smnVkbTihi #AnimalBehavior #Ecology #VeterinaryMedicine #Zoology #Hematology

Modeling spectral photoreceptor classes (using all the info you can get your hands on) Nice! https://t.co/PzX8XvK2d7 via @thePeerJ

Our new paper on larval #neonicotinoid exposure in mason #bees is now published! https://t.co/VWU6sywhl1 #solitarybees #ecology https://t.co/TIAL91QTWa