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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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47 tweeters
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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
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Authors

P. M. Cury, I. L. Boyd, S. Bonhommeau, T. Anker-Nilssen, R. J. M. Crawford, R. W. Furness, J. A. Mills, E. J. Murphy, H. Osterblom, M. Paleczny, J. F. Piatt, J.-P. Roux, L. Shannon, W. 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 18 3%
United Kingdom 9 2%
Canada 3 <1%
South Africa 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Brazil 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 514 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 156 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 113 20%
Student > Master 101 18%
Student > Bachelor 45 8%
Other 32 6%
Other 100 18%
Unknown 24 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 345 60%
Environmental Science 139 24%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 15 3%
Psychology 3 <1%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 <1%
Other 21 4%
Unknown 45 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 110. 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 04 November 2019.
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#152,326
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#5,741
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#1,221
of 211,827 outputs
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#34
of 777 outputs
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