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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 842 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 168 20%
Student > Master 165 20%
Researcher 122 14%
Student > Bachelor 119 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 29 3%
Other 104 12%
Unknown 135 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 359 43%
Environmental Science 197 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 3%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 1%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 10 1%
Other 65 8%
Unknown 176 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1768. 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 June 2021.
All research outputs
#2,984
of 18,008,158 outputs
Outputs from Science
#207
of 71,664 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#64
of 288,471 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#13
of 1,024 outputs
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