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Global Seabird Response to Forage Fish Depletion—One-Third for the Birds

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 2011
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4 news outlets
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5 blogs
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2 policy sources
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47 tweeters
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5 Wikipedia pages

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Title
Global Seabird Response to Forage Fish Depletion—One-Third for the Birds
Published in
Science, December 2011
DOI 10.1126/science.1212928
Pubmed ID
Authors

Philippe M. Cury, Ian L. Boyd, Sylvain Bonhommeau, Tycho Anker-Nilssen, Robert J. M. Crawford, Robert W. Furness, James A. Mills, Eugene J. Murphy, Henrik Österblom, Michelle Paleczny, John F. Piatt, Jean-Paul Roux, Lynne Shannon, William J. Sydeman

Abstract

Determining the form of key predator-prey relationships is critical for understanding marine ecosystem dynamics. Using a comprehensive global database, we quantified the effect of fluctuations in food abundance on seabird breeding success. We identified a threshold in prey (fish and krill, termed "forage fish") abundance below which seabirds experience consistently reduced and more variable productivity. This response was common to all seven ecosystems and 14 bird species examined within the Atlantic, Pacific, and Southern Oceans. The threshold approximated one-third of the maximum prey biomass observed in long-term studies. This provides an indicator of the minimal forage fish biomass needed to sustain seabird productivity over the long term.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 2%
United Kingdom 8 1%
Canada 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 631 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 175 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 131 19%
Student > Master 115 17%
Student > Bachelor 61 9%
Other 41 6%
Other 105 15%
Unknown 57 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 374 55%
Environmental Science 170 25%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 19 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 1%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 <1%
Other 23 3%
Unknown 86 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 115. 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 24 November 2021.
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#245,995
of 19,830,977 outputs
Outputs from Science
#7,584
of 74,651 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,603
of 240,234 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#36
of 779 outputs
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