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Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2015
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Title
Planetary boundaries: Guiding human development on a changing planet
Published in
Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1259855
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Authors

Will Steffen, Katherine Richardson, Johan Rockström, Sarah E. Cornell, Ingo Fetzer, Elena M. Bennett, R. Biggs, Stephen R. Carpenter, Wim de Vries, Cynthia A. de Wit, Carl Folke, Dieter Gerten, Jens Heinke, Georgina M. Mace, Linn M. Persson, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, B. Reyers, Sverker Sörlin, Steffen, W., Mace, G.M., Carpenter, S.R., Ramanathan, V., Bennett, E.M, Persson, L.M., Gerten, D., Richardson, K., Folke, C., Cornell, S.E., Rockstrom, J., Reyers, B., Vries, W. de, Fetzer, I., Biggs, R., Sorlin, S., Heinke, J., Wit, C.A. de, Steffen W, Richardson K, Rockström J, Cornell SE, Fetzer I, Bennett EM, Biggs R, Carpenter SR, de Vries W, de Wit CA, Folke C, Gerten D, Heinke J, Mace GM, Persson LM, Ramanathan V, Reyers B, Sörlin S, Reinette Biggs, Belinda Reyers, W. Steffen, K. Richardson, J. Rockstrom, S. E. Cornell, I. Fetzer, E. M. Bennett, S. R. Carpenter, W. de Vries, C. A. de Wit, C. Folke, D. Gerten, J. Heinke, G. M. Mace, L. M. Persson, V. Ramanathan, S. Sorlin

Abstract

The planetary boundaries framework defines a safe operating space for humanity based on the intrinsic biophysical processes that regulate the stability of the Earth System. Here, we revise and update the planetary boundaries framework, with a focus on the underpinning biophysical science, based on targeted input from expert research communities and on more general scientific advances over the past 5 years. Several of the boundaries now have a two-tier approach, reflecting the importance of cross-scale interactions and the regional-level heterogeneity of the processes that underpin the boundaries. Two core boundaries-climate change and biosphere integrity-have been identified, each of which has the potential on its own to drive the Earth System into a new state should they be substantially and persistently transgressed.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 34 2%
United States 30 1%
Germany 22 1%
Sweden 21 1%
France 15 <1%
Spain 14 <1%
Switzerland 13 <1%
Canada 12 <1%
Brazil 12 <1%
Other 104 5%
Unknown 1779 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 476 23%
Student > Master 475 23%
Researcher 385 19%
Student > Bachelor 195 9%
Professor 98 5%
Other 427 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 766 37%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 384 19%
Social Sciences 185 9%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 169 8%
Engineering 130 6%
Other 422 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1366. 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 18 November 2017.
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#946
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Outputs from Science
#56
of 42,581 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#37
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
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