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Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2015
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Title
Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean
Published in
Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1255641
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Authors

D. J. McCauley, M. L. Pinsky, S. R. Palumbi, J. A. Estes, F. H. Joyce, R. R. Warner

Abstract

Marine defaunation, or human-caused animal loss in the oceans, emerged forcefully only hundreds of years ago, whereas terrestrial defaunation has been occurring far longer. Though humans have caused few global marine extinctions, we have profoundly affected marine wildlife, altering the functioning and provisioning of services in every ocean. Current ocean trends, coupled with terrestrial defaunation lessons, suggest that marine defaunation rates will rapidly intensify as human use of the oceans industrializes. Though protected areas are a powerful tool to harness ocean productivity, especially when designed with future climate in mind, additional management strategies will be required. Overall, habitat degradation is likely to intensify as a major driver of marine wildlife loss. Proactive intervention can avert a marine defaunation disaster of the magnitude observed on land.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Switzerland 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 1148 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 <1%
Student > Master 5 <1%
Researcher 2 <1%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 <1%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 1134 98%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 9 <1%
Environmental Science 5 <1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 <1%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 <1%
Unknown 1134 98%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1043. 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 04 March 2019.
All research outputs
#3,140
of 12,827,442 outputs
Outputs from Science
#244
of 60,232 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#75
of 329,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#8
of 1,044 outputs
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