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Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2015
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53 news outlets
blogs
20 blogs
twitter
363 tweeters
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29 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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15 Google+ users

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316 Mendeley
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1 CiteULike
Title
Climate change impacts on bumblebees converge across continents
Published in
Science, July 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa7031
Pubmed ID
Authors

Jeremy T. Kerr, Alana Pindar, Paul Galpern, Laurence Packer, Simon G. Potts, Stuart M. Roberts, Pierre Rasmont, Oliver Schweiger, Sheila R. Colla, Leif L. Richardson, David L. Wagner, Lawrence F. Gall, Derek S. Sikes, Alberto Pantoja, Kerr, Jeremy T, Pindar, Alana, Galpern, Paul, Packer, Laurence, Potts, Simon G, Roberts, Stuart M, Rasmont, Pierre, Schweiger, Oliver, Colla, Sheila R, Richardson, Leif L, Wagner, David L, Gall, Lawrence F, Sikes, Derek S, Pantoja, Alberto

Abstract

For many species, geographical ranges are expanding toward the poles in response to climate change, while remaining stable along range edges nearest the equator. Using long-term observations across Europe and North America over 110 years, we tested for climate change-related range shifts in bumblebee species across the full extents of their latitudinal and thermal limits and movements along elevation gradients. We found cross-continentally consistent trends in failures to track warming through time at species' northern range limits, range losses from southern range limits, and shifts to higher elevations among southern species. These effects are independent of changing land uses or pesticide applications and underscore the need to test for climate impacts at both leading and trailing latitudinal and thermal limits for species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 9 3%
France 4 1%
Canada 4 1%
United Kingdom 4 1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Denmark 3 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Chile 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Other 11 3%
Unknown 272 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 74 23%
Researcher 59 19%
Student > Master 55 17%
Student > Bachelor 42 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 21 7%
Other 65 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 200 63%
Environmental Science 67 21%
Unspecified 17 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 10 3%
Other 11 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 845. 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 02 October 2017.
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#2,938
of 8,652,019 outputs
Outputs from Science
#166
of 42,575 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#78
of 228,115 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#3
of 765 outputs
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