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Invasive predators and global biodiversity loss

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 2016
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29 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
1324 tweeters
facebook
15 Facebook pages
reddit
2 Redditors

Citations

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340 Mendeley
Title
Invasive predators and global biodiversity loss
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 2016
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1602480113
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Authors

Tim S. Doherty, Alistair S. Glen, Dale G. Nimmo, Euan G. Ritchie, Chris R. Dickman

Abstract

Invasive species threaten biodiversity globally, and invasive mammalian predators are particularly damaging, having contributed to considerable species decline and extinction. We provide a global metaanalysis of these impacts and reveal their full extent. Invasive predators are implicated in 87 bird, 45 mammal, and 10 reptile species extinctions-58% of these groups' contemporary extinctions worldwide. These figures are likely underestimated because 23 critically endangered species that we assessed are classed as "possibly extinct." Invasive mammalian predators endanger a further 596 species at risk of extinction, with cats, rodents, dogs, and pigs threatening the most species overall. Species most at risk from predators have high evolutionary distinctiveness and inhabit insular environments. Invasive mammalian predators are therefore important drivers of irreversible loss of phylogenetic diversity worldwide. That most impacted species are insular indicates that management of invasive predators on islands should be a global conservation priority. Understanding and mitigating the impact of invasive mammalian predators is essential for reducing the rate of global biodiversity loss.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 4 1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Bulgaria 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 4 1%
Unknown 322 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 82 24%
Student > Master 66 19%
Researcher 57 17%
Student > Bachelor 40 12%
Other 25 7%
Other 70 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 176 52%
Environmental Science 96 28%
Unspecified 30 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 2%
Social Sciences 6 2%
Other 25 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1014. 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 22 August 2018.
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#111
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#160
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#8
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