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Economic Development and Forest Cover: Evidence from Satellite Data

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, January 2017
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11 news outlets
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3 blogs
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64 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

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Title
Economic Development and Forest Cover: Evidence from Satellite Data
Published in
Scientific Reports, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/srep40678
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jesús Crespo Cuaresma, Olha Danylo, Steffen Fritz, Ian McCallum, Michael Obersteiner, Linda See, Brian Walsh

Abstract

Ongoing deforestation is a pressing, global environmental issue with direct impacts on climate change, carbon emissions, and biodiversity. There is an intuitive link between economic development and overexploitation of natural resources including forests, but this relationship has proven difficult to establish empirically due to both inadequate data and convoluting geo-climactic factors. In this analysis, we use satellite data on forest cover along national borders in order to study the determinants of deforestation differences across countries. Controlling for trans-border geo-climactic differences, we find that income per capita is the most robust determinant of differences in cross-border forest cover. We show that the marginal effect of per capita income growth on forest cover is strongest at the earliest stages of economic development, and weakens in more advanced economies, presenting some of the strongest evidence to date for the existence of at least half of an environmental Kuznets curve for deforestation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 2 1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Unknown 185 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 32 17%
Researcher 31 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 14%
Student > Master 24 13%
Other 22 12%
Other 24 13%
Unknown 31 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 40 21%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 28 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 23 12%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 12 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 8 4%
Other 32 17%
Unknown 48 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 157. 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 21 December 2020.
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#163,936
of 19,151,080 outputs
Outputs from Scientific Reports
#1,980
of 102,952 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,009
of 374,084 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#45
of 2,438 outputs
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