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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 36 2%
United States 27 1%
Germany 20 <1%
Sweden 19 <1%
France 14 <1%
Brazil 13 <1%
Switzerland 12 <1%
Canada 11 <1%
Finland 9 <1%
Other 88 4%
Unknown 1819 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 498 24%
Student > Master 454 22%
Researcher 411 20%
Student > Bachelor 193 9%
Professor 98 5%
Other 414 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 812 39%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 413 20%
Social Sciences 205 10%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 163 8%
Engineering 126 6%
Other 349 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1313. 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 12 June 2017.
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#843
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Outputs from Science
#55
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Outputs of similar age
#38
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Outputs of similar age from Science
#4
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