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A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2016
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38 news outlets
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9 blogs
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492 tweeters
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Title
A global map of roadless areas and their conservation status
Published in
Science, December 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf7166
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Authors

Pierre L. Ibisch, Monika T. Hoffmann, Stefan Kreft, Guy Pe’er, Vassiliki Kati, Lisa Biber-Freudenberger, Dominick A. DellaSala, Mariana M. Vale, Peter R. Hobson, Nuria Selva

Abstract

Roads fragment landscapes and trigger human colonization and degradation of ecosystems, to the detriment of biodiversity and ecosystem functions. The planet's remaining large and ecologically important tracts of roadless areas sustain key refugia for biodiversity and provide globally relevant ecosystem services. Applying a 1-kilometer buffer to all roads, we present a global map of roadless areas and an assessment of their status, quality, and extent of coverage by protected areas. About 80% of Earth's terrestrial surface remains roadless, but this area is fragmented into ~600,000 patches, more than half of which are <1 square kilometer and only 7% of which are larger than 100 square kilometers. Global protection of ecologically valuable roadless areas is inadequate. International recognition and protection of roadless areas is urgently needed to halt their continued loss.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Chile 2 2%
France 2 2%
Italy 2 2%
United Kingdom 2 2%
Australia 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Other 8 7%
Unknown 100 81%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 32%
Researcher 27 22%
Student > Master 23 19%
Other 12 10%
Student > Bachelor 6 5%
Other 16 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 52 42%
Environmental Science 47 38%
Unspecified 7 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 3%
Other 6 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 716. 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 July 2017.
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#3,992
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Outputs from Science
#215
of 42,122 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#396
of 286,457 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#25
of 924 outputs
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