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Defaunation in the Anthropocene

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2014
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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 (99th percentile)
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Title
Defaunation in the Anthropocene
Published in
Science, July 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.1251817
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Authors

R. Dirzo, H. S. Young, M. Galetti, G. Ceballos, N. J. B. Isaac, B. Collen

Abstract

We live amid a global wave of anthropogenically driven biodiversity loss: species and population extirpations and, critically, declines in local species abundance. Particularly, human impacts on animal biodiversity are an under-recognized form of global environmental change. Among terrestrial vertebrates, 322 species have become extinct since 1500, and populations of the remaining species show 25% average decline in abundance. Invertebrate patterns are equally dire: 67% of monitored populations show 45% mean abundance decline. Such animal declines will cascade onto ecosystem functioning and human well-being. Much remains unknown about this "Anthropocene defaunation"; these knowledge gaps hinder our capacity to predict and limit defaunation impacts. Clearly, however, defaunation is both a pervasive component of the planet's sixth mass extinction and also a major driver of global ecological change.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 50 1%
United States 39 1%
United Kingdom 18 <1%
Mexico 11 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Switzerland 7 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Australia 7 <1%
Portugal 7 <1%
Other 70 2%
Unknown 3227 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 680 20%
Student > Master 647 19%
Student > Bachelor 541 16%
Researcher 532 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 166 5%
Other 571 17%
Unknown 314 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1653 48%
Environmental Science 867 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 102 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 93 3%
Social Sciences 70 2%
Other 215 6%
Unknown 451 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1836. 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 22 May 2020.
All research outputs
#1,551
of 15,132,537 outputs
Outputs from Science
#124
of 65,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#19
of 194,384 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 899 outputs
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