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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 692 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 146 21%
Student > Master 133 19%
Researcher 113 16%
Student > Bachelor 88 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 4%
Other 89 13%
Unknown 98 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 308 45%
Environmental Science 167 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 2%
Psychology 8 1%
Other 57 8%
Unknown 126 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1664. 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 14 October 2020.
All research outputs
#2,599
of 16,298,037 outputs
Outputs from Science
#183
of 68,887 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#71
of 281,824 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#13
of 1,023 outputs
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