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Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2016
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Mentioned by

news
51 news outlets
blogs
8 blogs
twitter
555 tweeters
facebook
33 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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172 Dimensions

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763 Mendeley
citeulike
3 CiteULike
Title
Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests
Published in
Science, October 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf8957
Pubmed ID
Authors

J. Liang, T. W. Crowther, N. Picard, S. Wiser, M. Zhou, G. Alberti, E.-D. Schulze, A. D. McGuire, F. Bozzato, H. Pretzsch, S. de-Miguel, A. Paquette, B. Herault, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, C. B. Barrett, H. B. Glick, G. M. Hengeveld, G.-J. Nabuurs, S. Pfautsch, H. Viana, A. C. Vibrans, C. Ammer, P. Schall, D. Verbyla, N. Tchebakova, M. Fischer, J. V. Watson, H. Y. H. Chen, X. Lei, M.-J. Schelhaas, H. Lu, D. Gianelle, E. I. Parfenova, C. Salas, E. Lee, B. Lee, H. S. Kim, H. Bruelheide, D. A. Coomes, D. Piotto, T. Sunderland, B. Schmid, S. Gourlet-Fleury, B. Sonke, R. Tavani, J. Zhu, S. Brandl, J. Vayreda, F. Kitahara, E. B. Searle, V. J. Neldner, M. R. Ngugi, C. Baraloto, L. Frizzera, R. Ba azy, J. Oleksyn, T. Zawi a-Nied wiecki, O. Bouriaud, F. Bussotti, L. Finer, B. Jaroszewicz, T. Jucker, F. Valladares, A. M. Jagodzinski, P. L. Peri, C. Gonmadje, W. Marthy, T. OBrien, E. H. Martin, A. R. Marshall, F. Rovero, R. Bitariho, P. A. Niklaus, P. Alvarez-Loayza, N. Chamuya, R. Valencia, F. Mortier, V. Wortel, N. L. Engone-Obiang, L. V. Ferreira, D. E. Odeke, R. M. Vasquez, S. L. Lewis, P. B. Reich

Abstract

The biodiversity-productivity relationship (BPR) is foundational to our understanding of the global extinction crisis and its impacts on ecosystem functioning. Understanding BPR is critical for the accurate valuation and effective conservation of biodiversity. Using ground-sourced data from 777,126 permanent plots, spanning 44 countries and most terrestrial biomes, we reveal a globally consistent positive concave-down BPR, showing that continued biodiversity loss would result in an accelerating decline in forest productivity worldwide. The value of biodiversity in maintaining commercial forest productivity alone-US$166 billion to 490 billion per year according to our estimation-is more than twice what it would cost to implement effective global conservation. This highlights the need for a worldwide reassessment of biodiversity values, forest management strategies, and conservation priorities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 1%
Brazil 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Switzerland 5 <1%
Finland 3 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Other 13 2%
Unknown 713 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 194 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 166 22%
Student > Master 100 13%
Unspecified 60 8%
Professor 50 7%
Other 193 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 325 43%
Environmental Science 242 32%
Unspecified 110 14%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 39 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 1%
Other 39 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 836. 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 07 November 2018.
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#4,632
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Outputs from Science
#291
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#15
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