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Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene
Published in
Science, January 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aan8048
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Authors

Terry P. Hughes, Kristen D. Anderson, Sean R. Connolly, Scott F. Heron, James T. Kerry, Janice M. Lough, Andrew H. Baird, Julia K. Baum, Michael L. Berumen, Tom C. Bridge, Danielle C. Claar, C. Mark Eakin, James P. Gilmour, Nicholas A. J. Graham, Hugo Harrison, Jean-Paul A. Hobbs, Andrew S. Hoey, Mia Hoogenboom, Ryan J. Lowe, Malcolm T. McCulloch, John M. Pandolfi, Morgan Pratchett, Verena Schoepf, Gergely Torda, Shaun K. Wilson

Abstract

Tropical reef systems are transitioning to a new era in which the interval between recurrent bouts of coral bleaching is too short for a full recovery of mature assemblages. We analyzed bleaching records at 100 globally distributed reef locations from 1980 to 2016. The median return time between pairs of severe bleaching events has diminished steadily since 1980 and is now only 6 years. As global warming has progressed, tropical sea surface temperatures are warmer now during current La Niña conditions than they were during El Niño events three decades ago. Consequently, as we transition to the Anthropocene, coral bleaching is occurring more frequently in all El Niño-Southern Oscillation phases, increasing the likelihood of annual bleaching in the coming decades.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 549 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 118 21%
Researcher 98 18%
Student > Master 84 15%
Unspecified 74 13%
Student > Bachelor 71 13%
Other 104 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 181 33%
Environmental Science 153 28%
Unspecified 92 17%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 68 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 32 6%
Other 23 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2966. 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 16 March 2019.
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#228
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Outputs from Science
#16
of 59,676 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#15
of 383,952 outputs
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#1
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