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Past and future global transformation of terrestrial ecosystems under climate change

Overview of attention for article published in Science, August 2018
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103 news outlets
blogs
19 blogs
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1 policy source
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767 tweeters
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7 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page
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12 Google+ users
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3 Redditors

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Title
Past and future global transformation of terrestrial ecosystems under climate change
Published in
Science, August 2018
DOI 10.1126/science.aan5360
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Authors

Connor Nolan, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Judy R. M. Allen, Patricia M. Anderson, Julio L. Betancourt, Heather A. Binney, Simon Brewer, Mark B. Bush, Brian M. Chase, Rachid Cheddadi, Morteza Djamali, John Dodson, Mary E. Edwards, William D. Gosling, Simon Haberle, Sara C. Hotchkiss, Brian Huntley, Sarah J. Ivory, A. Peter Kershaw, Soo-Hyun Kim, Claudio Latorre, Michelle Leydet, Anne-Marie Lézine, Kam-Biu Liu, Yao Liu, A. V. Lozhkin, Matt S. McGlone, Robert A. Marchant, Arata Momohara, Patricio I. Moreno, Stefanie Müller, Bette L. Otto-Bliesner, Caiming Shen, Janelle Stevenson, Hikaru Takahara, Pavel E. Tarasov, John Tipton, Annie Vincens, Chengyu Weng, Qinghai Xu, Zhuo Zheng, Stephen T. Jackson

Abstract

Impacts of global climate change on terrestrial ecosystems are imperfectly constrained by ecosystem models and direct observations. Pervasive ecosystem transformations occurred in response to warming and associated climatic changes during the last glacial-to-interglacial transition, which was comparable in magnitude to warming projected for the next century under high-emission scenarios. We reviewed 594 published paleoecological records to examine compositional and structural changes in terrestrial vegetation since the last glacial period and to project the magnitudes of ecosystem transformations under alternative future emission scenarios. Our results indicate that terrestrial ecosystems are highly sensitive to temperature change and suggest that, without major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, terrestrial ecosystems worldwide are at risk of major transformation, with accompanying disruption of ecosystem services and impacts on biodiversity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 419 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 85 20%
Researcher 79 19%
Student > Master 48 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 28 7%
Student > Bachelor 24 6%
Other 72 17%
Unknown 83 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 94 22%
Environmental Science 92 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 49 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 4%
Engineering 12 3%
Other 49 12%
Unknown 108 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1415. 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 20 May 2022.
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#6,131
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Outputs from Science
#369
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Outputs of similar age
#119
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#11
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