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Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, May 2017
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Title
Climate warming reduces gut microbiota diversity in a vertebrate ectotherm
Published in
Nature Ecology & Evolution, May 2017
DOI 10.1038/s41559-017-0161
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Authors

Elvire Bestion, Staffan Jacob, Lucie Zinger, Lucie Di Gesu, Murielle Richard, Joël White, Julien Cote

Abstract

Climate change is now considered to be the greatest threat to biodiversity and ecological networks, but its impacts on the bacterial communities associated with plants and animals remain largely unknown. Here, we studied the consequences of climate warming on the gut bacterial communities of an ectotherm, the common lizard (Zootoca vivipara), using a semi-natural experimental approach. We found that 2-3 °C warmer climates cause a 34% loss of populations' microbiota diversity, with possible negative consequences for host survival.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 1 1%
Unknown 86 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 23 26%
Researcher 20 23%
Student > Master 12 14%
Unspecified 9 10%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Other 15 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 39 45%
Unspecified 14 16%
Environmental Science 11 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 13%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Other 8 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 215. 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 August 2018.
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#59,439
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Outputs from Nature Ecology & Evolution
#156
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Outputs of similar age
#2,808
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Ecology & Evolution
#13
of 95 outputs
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