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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 %
United States 32 3%
Brazil 10 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
France 5 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Other 29 3%
Unknown 1046 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 255 22%
Researcher 237 21%
Student > Master 213 18%
Student > Bachelor 161 14%
Unspecified 55 5%
Other 231 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 547 47%
Environmental Science 338 29%
Unspecified 94 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 72 6%
Social Sciences 25 2%
Other 76 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1046. 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 13 February 2019.
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#2,975
of 12,544,368 outputs
Outputs from Science
#220
of 59,084 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#72
of 324,047 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#8
of 1,039 outputs
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