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Human activities and climate variability drive fast-paced change across the world's estuarine-coastal ecosystems

Overview of attention for article published in Global Change Biology, November 2015
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Title
Human activities and climate variability drive fast-paced change across the world's estuarine-coastal ecosystems
Published in
Global Change Biology, November 2015
DOI 10.1111/gcb.13059
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Authors

James E. Cloern, Paulo C. Abreu, Jacob Carstensen, Laurent Chauvaud, Ragnar Elmgren, Jacques Grall, Holly Greening, John Olov Roger Johansson, Mati Kahru, Edward T. Sherwood, Jie Xu, Kedong Yin

Abstract

Time series of environmental measurements are essential for detecting, measuring and understanding changes in the Earth system and its biological communities. Observational series have accumulated over the past 2-5 decades from measurements across the world's estuaries, bays, lagoons, inland seas and shelf waters influenced by runoff. We synthesize information contained in these time series to develop a global view of changes occurring in marine systems influenced by connectivity to land. Our review is organized around four themes: (1) human activities as drivers of change; (2) variability of the climate system as a driver of change; (3) successes, disappointments and challenges of managing change at the sea-land interface; and (4) discoveries made from observations over time. Multidecadal time series reveal that many of the world's estuarine-coastal ecosystems are in a continuing state of change, and the pace of change is faster than we could have imagined a decade ago. Some have been transformed into novel ecosystems with habitats, biogeochemistry and biological communities outside the natural range of variability. Change takes many forms including linear and nonlinear trends, abrupt state changes, and oscillations. The challenge of managing change is daunting in the coastal zone where diverse human pressures are concentrated and intersect with different responses to climate variability over land and over ocean basins. The pace of change in estuarine-coastal ecosystems will likely accelerate as the human population and economies continue to grow and as global climate change accelerates. Wise stewardship of the resources upon which we depend is critically dependent upon a continuing flow of information from observations to measure, understand and anticipate future changes along the world's coastlines. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 <1%
France 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Unknown 404 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 87 21%
Researcher 63 15%
Student > Master 53 13%
Student > Bachelor 42 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 6%
Other 73 18%
Unknown 73 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 125 30%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 105 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 38 9%
Engineering 9 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 2%
Other 29 7%
Unknown 101 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 01 November 2021.
All research outputs
#3,538,046
of 21,011,736 outputs
Outputs from Global Change Biology
#3,268
of 5,332 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#46,239
of 248,578 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Global Change Biology
#41
of 89 outputs
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