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The Malthusian–Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, March 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (70th percentile)

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22 tweeters

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Title
The Malthusian–Darwinian dynamic and the trajectory of civilization
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, March 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2012.12.001
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Authors

Jeffrey C. Nekola, Craig D. Allen, James H. Brown, Joseph R. Burger, Ana D. Davidson, Trevor S. Fristoe, Marcus J. Hamilton, Sean T. Hammond, Astrid Kodric-Brown, Norman Mercado-Silva, Jordan G. Okie

Abstract

Two interacting forces influence all populations: the Malthusian dynamic of exponential growth until resource limits are reached, and the Darwinian dynamic of innovation and adaptation to circumvent these limits through biological and/or cultural evolution. The specific manifestations of these forces in modern human society provide an important context for determining how humans can establish a sustainable relationship with the finite Earth.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 15 6%
United States 5 2%
Mexico 4 2%
Germany 3 1%
Australia 3 1%
Austria 2 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
Slovakia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 3 1%
Unknown 210 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 62 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 47 19%
Student > Master 32 13%
Student > Bachelor 23 9%
Other 22 9%
Other 47 19%
Unknown 16 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 138 55%
Environmental Science 50 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 13 5%
Social Sciences 7 3%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 1%
Other 16 6%
Unknown 22 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. 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 10 July 2021.
All research outputs
#1,246,607
of 18,796,975 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#797
of 2,758 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15,853
of 273,390 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#10
of 31 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,796,975 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 93rd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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