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The influence of human disturbance on wildlife nocturnality

Overview of attention for article published in Science, June 2018
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Title
The influence of human disturbance on wildlife nocturnality
Published in
Science, June 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aar7121
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Kaitlyn M. Gaynor, Cheryl E. Hojnowski, Neil H. Carter, Justin S. Brashares

Abstract

Rapid expansion of human activity has driven well-documented shifts in the spatial distribution of wildlife, but the cumulative effect of human disturbance on the temporal dynamics of animals has not been quantified. We examined anthropogenic effects on mammal diel activity patterns, conducting a meta-analysis of 76 studies of 62 species from six continents. Our global study revealed a strong effect of humans on daily patterns of wildlife activity. Animals increased their nocturnality by an average factor of 1.36 in response to human disturbance. This finding was consistent across continents, habitats, taxa, and human activities. As the global human footprint expands, temporal avoidance of humans may facilitate human-wildlife coexistence. However, such responses can result in marked shifts away from natural patterns of activity, with consequences for fitness, population persistence, community interactions, and evolution.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 778 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 158 20%
Student > Master 147 19%
Researcher 120 15%
Student > Bachelor 112 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 27 3%
Other 96 12%
Unknown 118 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 336 43%
Environmental Science 185 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 21 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 2%
Psychology 8 1%
Other 61 8%
Unknown 155 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1666. 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 23 February 2021.
All research outputs
#2,923
of 17,178,619 outputs
Outputs from Science
#208
of 70,259 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71
of 286,224 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#14
of 1,023 outputs
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