Zoological Science

Effect of human recreation on bird anti-predatory response

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Robert Arlinghaus –– The paper contributes to our understanding of disturbance ecology of how humans interact with wildlife.
First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Mark Costello –– In addition to its significance for the taxonomy of this species of copepod, the article demonstrates the use of traditional morphological and molecular approaches to distinguish sexes of the same species.
Cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilization in the subterranean mammal Bathyergus suillus (Rodentia: Bathyergidae): effects of age and sex

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Daisuke Koyabu –– Interesting finding on mole rats. May imply resistance to aging.
Physiological and behavioral responses of house sparrows to repeated stressors

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– important implications for chronic stress
Teleost and elasmobranch eye lenses as a target for life-history stable isotope analyses

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– Seems valuable in providing novel methodology that can be widely applied to the study of fish.
Sexually dimorphic venom proteins in long-jawed orb-weaving spiders (Tetragnatha) comprise novel gene families

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Peter Prentis –– Very interesting data
Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary

Editor rating: 7 / 10

Kenneth Leung –– It provides basic biological information on the Japanese anchovy in Yangtze River which is under various threats.
On the taxonomic status and distribution of African species of Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae)

Section Editor rating: 7 / 10

Michael Wink –– good taxonomic and phylogenetic work on African bats
A new species of Pseudopaludicola (Anura, Leiuperinae) from Espírito Santo, Brazil

Section Editor rating: 6 / 10

Jennifer Vonk –– It is important to identify new species and to quantify how this is determined.
Modelling the growth of the brown frog (Rana dybowskii)

Editor rating: 6 / 10

Javier Alvarez-Rodriguez –– This article may be used to predict the growth of frogs in specific environmental situations.

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Effect of human recreation on bird anti-predatory response https://t.co/npSvzHQSpd Full Text [PeerJ] #ornithology

First use of molecular evidence to match sexes in the Monstrilloida (Crustacea: Copepoda), and taxonomic implications of the newly recognized and described, partly Maemonstrilla-like females of Monstrillopsis longilobata Lee, Kim & Chang, 2016 https://t.co/nj1KjLtORq @thePeerJ https://t.co/2kDzPg9eP1

Our article on- the Effects of age and sex on cortical bone adaptation and mineral mobilisation -is now ONLINE in @thePeerJ https://t.co/P0O7Z96EHS #paleohistology #BONE #Zoology #Histology #UCT

Physiological and #behavioral responses of house sparrows to repeated stressors https://t.co/a5V4wgTOVQ @thePeerJ

Just out - Stable isotopes of fish eye lenses https://t.co/Y8f5SjAvVs #LSMSF @ktquaeck @clivetrue #stableisotopeecology

Our work characterizing novel gene families in the sexually dimorphic venoms of Tetragnatha #spiders is now published in @thePeerJ! The data and results are available in @figshare too. @ECU_Biology #venomics https://t.co/KRqOo938v2 https://t.co/vaidJAKuaS

Variations in early life history traits of Japanese anchovy Engraulis japonicus in the Yangtze River Estuary https://t.co/aPPDd2QKQY @thePeerJ https://t.co/TT15lSiH2I

On the taxonomic status and distribution of African species of Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae) https://t.co/tHTgbWQXSp

Modelling the growth of the brown frog https://t.co/myFlC2uk3N

A new species of Pseudopaludicola (Anura, Leiuperinae) from Espírito Santo, Brazil https://t.co/LPN1plVaMs @thePeerJ https://t.co/XnlFCeEtgR