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Merging paleobiology with conservation biology to guide the future of terrestrial ecosystems

Overview of attention for article published in Science, February 2017
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11 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
294 tweeters
facebook
11 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

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Title
Merging paleobiology with conservation biology to guide the future of terrestrial ecosystems
Published in
Science, February 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aah4787
Pubmed ID
Authors

Anthony D. Barnosky, Elizabeth A. Hadly, Patrick Gonzalez, Jason Head, P. David Polly, A. Michelle Lawing, Jussi T. Eronen, David D. Ackerly, Ken Alex, Eric Biber, Jessica Blois, Justin Brashares, Gerardo Ceballos, Edward Davis, Gregory P. Dietl, Rodolfo Dirzo, Holly Doremus, Mikael Fortelius, Harry W. Greene, Jessica Hellmann, Thomas Hickler, Stephen T. Jackson, Melissa Kemp, Paul L. Koch, Claire Kremen, Emily L. Lindsey, Cindy Looy, Charles R. Marshall, Chase Mendenhall, Andreas Mulch, Alexis M. Mychajliw, Carsten Nowak, Uma Ramakrishnan, Jan Schnitzler, Kashish Das Shrestha, Katherine Solari, Lynn Stegner, M. Allison Stegner, Nils Chr. Stenseth, Marvalee H. Wake, Zhibin Zhang

Abstract

Conservation of species and ecosystems is increasingly difficult because anthropogenic impacts are pervasive and accelerating. Under this rapid global change, maximizing conservation success requires a paradigm shift from maintaining ecosystems in idealized past states toward facilitating their adaptive and functional capacities, even as species ebb and flow individually. Developing effective strategies under this new paradigm will require deeper understanding of the long-term dynamics that govern ecosystem persistence and reconciliation of conflicts among approaches to conserving historical versus novel ecosystems. Integrating emerging information from conservation biology, paleobiology, and the Earth sciences is an important step forward on the path to success. Maintaining nature in all its aspects will also entail immediately addressing the overarching threats of growing human population, overconsumption, pollution, and climate change.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 <1%
Finland 3 <1%
Italy 2 <1%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 614 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 124 20%
Researcher 110 17%
Student > Bachelor 70 11%
Student > Master 67 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 36 6%
Other 125 20%
Unknown 98 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 206 33%
Environmental Science 141 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 73 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 3%
Social Sciences 10 2%
Other 45 7%
Unknown 134 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 319. 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 03 November 2021.
All research outputs
#80,771
of 21,956,218 outputs
Outputs from Science
#2,998
of 77,100 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,411
of 394,616 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#55
of 970 outputs
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