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The jury's in the details
  • Yuan-Ye Zhang
Yuan-Ye Zhang
Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education for Coastal and Wetland Ecosystems, Xiamen University
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Abstract

Sánchez-Tójar et al. (2020, Ecol Lett) question the methodology, transparency and conclusion of our study (Yin et al. 2019, Ecol Lett, 22, 1976). I feel that these arguments ignore critical assumptions and are based on a misunderstanding of our peer-review process. General does not mean always; the jury is in deciding when and where a transgenerational effect is beneficial, which enlightens future research.