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Determinants of woody cover in African savannas

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, December 2005
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)


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Determinants of woody cover in African savannas
Published in
Nature, December 2005
DOI 10.1038/nature04070
Pubmed ID

Mahesh Sankaran, Niall P. Hanan, Robert J. Scholes, Jayashree Ratnam, David J. Augustine, Brian S. Cade, Jacques Gignoux, Steven I. Higgins, Xavier Le Roux, Fulco Ludwig, Jonas Ardo, Feetham Banyikwa, Andries Bronn, Gabriela Bucini, Kelly K. Caylor, Michael B. Coughenour, Alioune Diouf, Wellington Ekaya, Christie J. Feral, Edmund C. February, Peter G. H. Frost, Pierre Hiernaux, Halszka Hrabar, Kristine L. Metzger, Herbert H. T. Prins, Susan Ringrose, William Sea, Jörg Tews, Jeff Worden, Nick Zambatis

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 24 1%
Brazil 17 1%
South Africa 15 <1%
United Kingdom 13 <1%
Germany 12 <1%
France 7 <1%
Italy 6 <1%
India 6 <1%
Australia 4 <1%
Other 35 2%
Unknown 1505 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 308 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 295 18%
Student > Master 238 14%
Student > Bachelor 229 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 89 5%
Other 314 19%
Unknown 171 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 656 40%
Environmental Science 468 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 152 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 38 2%
Social Sciences 15 <1%
Other 85 5%
Unknown 230 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 February 2022.
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