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Ecosystem service flows from a migratory species: Spatial subsidies of the northern pintail

Overview of attention for article published in Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, April 2018
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Title
Ecosystem service flows from a migratory species: Spatial subsidies of the northern pintail
Published in
Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment, April 2018
DOI 10.1007/s13280-018-1049-4
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Authors

Kenneth J. Bagstad, Darius J. Semmens, James E. Diffendorfer, Brady J. Mattsson, James Dubovsky, Wayne E. Thogmartin, Ruscena Wiederholt, John Loomis, Joanna A. Bieri, Christine Sample, Joshua Goldstein, Laura López-Hoffman

Abstract

Migratory species provide important benefits to society, but their cross-border conservation poses serious challenges. By quantifying the economic value of ecosystem services (ESs) provided across a species' range and ecological data on a species' habitat dependence, we estimate spatial subsidies-how different regions support ESs provided by a species across its range. We illustrate this method for migratory northern pintail ducks in North America. Pintails support over $101 million USD annually in recreational hunting and viewing and subsistence hunting in the U.S. and Canada. Pintail breeding regions provide nearly $30 million in subsidies to wintering regions, with the "Prairie Pothole" region supplying over $24 million in annual benefits to other regions. This information can be used to inform conservation funding allocation among migratory regions and nations on which the pintail depends. We thus illustrate a transferrable method to quantify migratory species-derived ESs and provide information to aid in their transboundary conservation.

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Geographical breakdown

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Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Master 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 10 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 15 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 18%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 8%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2 4%
Other 6 12%
Unknown 12 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 30 April 2018.
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#3,420,914
of 15,033,599 outputs
Outputs from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#433
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#76,824
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Outputs of similar age from Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment
#13
of 20 outputs
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