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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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news
52 news outlets
blogs
9 blogs
twitter
583 tweeters
facebook
33 Facebook pages
googleplus
2 Google+ users
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

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301 Dimensions

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1040 Mendeley
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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 10 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Switzerland 5 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
Finland 3 <1%
Canada 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Colombia 2 <1%
Other 11 1%
Unknown 992 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 255 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 215 21%
Student > Master 139 13%
Student > Bachelor 62 6%
Professor 62 6%
Other 193 19%
Unknown 114 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 406 39%
Environmental Science 332 32%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 50 5%
Engineering 11 1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 <1%
Other 50 5%
Unknown 181 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 855. 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 14 November 2019.
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#5,948
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Outputs from Science
#416
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Outputs of similar age
#298
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#15
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