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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
9 blogs
twitter
589 tweeters
facebook
33 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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194 Dimensions

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830 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 780 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 210 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 184 22%
Student > Master 106 13%
Unspecified 68 8%
Professor 57 7%
Other 205 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 351 42%
Environmental Science 264 32%
Unspecified 125 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 40 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 1%
Other 41 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 859. 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 12 February 2019.
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#4,646
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Outputs from Science
#321
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Outputs of similar age
#279
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#14
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