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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
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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 46 1%
United States 37 <1%
United Kingdom 18 <1%
Mexico 11 <1%
Canada 8 <1%
Chile 7 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Portugal 7 <1%
Australia 7 <1%
Other 66 2%
Unknown 3915 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 771 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 768 19%
Student > Bachelor 673 16%
Researcher 599 15%
Student > Doctoral Student 205 5%
Other 654 16%
Unknown 459 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1877 45%
Environmental Science 1008 24%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 123 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 120 3%
Social Sciences 89 2%
Other 286 7%
Unknown 626 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1839. 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 01 February 2021.
All research outputs
#2,668
of 17,732,250 outputs
Outputs from Science
#185
of 70,938 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20
of 201,019 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#2
of 891 outputs
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