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Biological soil crusts: diminutive communities of potential global importance

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment, March 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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49 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages

Citations

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92 Mendeley
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Title
Biological soil crusts: diminutive communities of potential global importance
Published in
Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment, March 2017
DOI 10.1002/fee.1469
Authors

Scott Ferrenberg, Colin L Tucker, Sasha C Reed

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
South Africa 1 1%
Unknown 90 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 18 20%
Student > Master 17 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 17%
Student > Bachelor 7 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Other 20 22%
Unknown 8 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 34 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 29 32%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 10%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 2%
Unspecified 1 1%
Other 5 5%
Unknown 12 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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 31 March 2017.
All research outputs
#538,748
of 14,079,161 outputs
Outputs from Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment
#259
of 1,260 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#18,819
of 258,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment
#17
of 30 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,079,161 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,260 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 27.0. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% 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 258,264 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 92% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 30 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.