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Collapsing avian community on a Hawaiian island

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, September 2016
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25 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
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1 policy source
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68 tweeters
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2 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Collapsing avian community on a Hawaiian island
Published in
Science Advances, September 2016
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1600029
Pubmed ID
Authors

Eben H. Paxton, Richard J. Camp, P. Marcos Gorresen, Lisa H. Crampton, David L. Leonard, Eric A. VanderWerf

Abstract

The viability of many species has been jeopardized by numerous negative factors over the centuries, but climate change is predicted to accelerate and increase the pressure of many of these threats, leading to extinctions. The Hawaiian honeycreepers, famous for their spectacular adaptive radiation, are predicted to experience negative responses to climate change, given their susceptibility to introduced disease, the strong linkage of disease distribution to climatic conditions, and their current distribution. We document the rapid collapse of the native avifauna on the island of Kaua'i that corresponds to changes in climate and disease prevalence. Although multiple factors may be pressuring the community, we suggest that a tipping point has been crossed in which temperatures in forest habitats at high elevations have reached a threshold that facilitates the development of avian malaria and its vector throughout these species' ranges. Continued incursion of invasive weeds and non-native avian competitors may be facilitated by climate change and could also contribute to declines. If current rates of decline continue, we predict multiple extinctions in the coming decades. Kaua'i represents an early warning for the forest bird communities on the Maui and Hawai'i islands, as well as other species around the world that are trapped within a climatic space that is rapidly disappearing.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
New Zealand 1 <1%
Tanzania, United Republic of 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Unknown 176 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 36 20%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 13%
Student > Bachelor 23 13%
Other 9 5%
Other 23 13%
Unknown 31 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 66 37%
Environmental Science 33 18%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 11 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 6 3%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 36 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 320. 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 February 2022.
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#75,713
of 21,376,549 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#732
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Outputs of similar age
#1,900
of 287,503 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#11
of 131 outputs
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