↓ Skip to main content

Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, January 2017
Altmetric Badge

About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
11 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
128 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user

Citations

dimensions_citation
171 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
367 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Climate change reduces extent of temperate drylands and intensifies drought in deep soils
Published in
Nature Communications, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms14196
Pubmed ID
Authors

Daniel R. Schlaepfer, John B. Bradford, William K. Lauenroth, Seth M. Munson, Britta Tietjen, Sonia A. Hall, Scott D. Wilson, Michael C. Duniway, Gensuo Jia, David A. Pyke, Ariuntsetseg Lkhagva, Khishigbayar Jamiyansharav

Abstract

Drylands cover 40% of the global terrestrial surface and provide important ecosystem services. While drylands as a whole are expected to increase in extent and aridity in coming decades, temperature and precipitation forecasts vary by latitude and geographic region suggesting different trajectories for tropical, subtropical, and temperate drylands. Uncertainty in the future of tropical and subtropical drylands is well constrained, whereas soil moisture and ecological droughts, which drive vegetation productivity and composition, remain poorly understood in temperate drylands. Here we show that, over the twenty first century, temperate drylands may contract by a third, primarily converting to subtropical drylands, and that deep soil layers could be increasingly dry during the growing season. These changes imply major shifts in vegetation and ecosystem service delivery. Our results illustrate the importance of appropriate drought measures and, as a global study that focuses on temperate drylands, highlight a distinct fate for these highly populated areas.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 128 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 367 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of 1 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Unknown 360 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 91 25%
Researcher 76 21%
Student > Master 59 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 24 7%
Student > Bachelor 12 3%
Other 43 12%
Unknown 62 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 82 22%
Environmental Science 76 21%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 57 16%
Engineering 15 4%
Social Sciences 6 2%
Other 28 8%
Unknown 103 28%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 199. 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 11 October 2019.
All research outputs
#140,957
of 21,260,632 outputs
Outputs from Nature Communications
#2,052
of 42,059 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,986
of 391,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#7
of 63 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,260,632 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 42,059 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 55.0. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 391,118 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 63 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 90% of its contemporaries.