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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 1028 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 202 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 196 19%
Student > Bachelor 143 14%
Researcher 137 13%
Student > Postgraduate 33 3%
Other 116 11%
Unknown 201 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 409 40%
Environmental Science 239 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 24 2%
Medicine and Dentistry 14 1%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 12 1%
Other 82 8%
Unknown 248 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1773. 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 June 2022.
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#4,229
of 21,418,190 outputs
Outputs from Science
#260
of 76,401 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#67
of 298,511 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#11
of 1,020 outputs
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