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Environment, host, and fungal traits predict continental-scale white-nose syndrome in bats

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, January 2016
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11 news outlets
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91 tweeters
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9 Facebook pages
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Title
Environment, host, and fungal traits predict continental-scale white-nose syndrome in bats
Published in
Science Advances, January 2016
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1500831
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Authors

David T. S. Hayman, Juliet R. C. Pulliam, Jonathan C. Marshall, Paul M. Cryan, Colleen T. Webb

Abstract

White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease killing bats in eastern North America, but disease is not seen in European bats and is less severe in some North American species. We show that how bats use energy during hibernation and fungal growth rates under different environmental conditions can explain how some bats are able to survive winter with infection and others are not. Our study shows how simple but nonlinear interactions between fungal growth and bat energetics result in decreased survival times at more humid hibernation sites; however, differences between species such as body size and metabolic rates determine the impact of fungal infection on bat survival, allowing European bat species to survive, whereas North American species can experience dramatic decline.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 5 4%
France 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Hungary 1 <1%
Unknown 103 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 26 23%
Researcher 25 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 12 10%
Other 7 6%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 62 54%
Environmental Science 18 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 3%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 19 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 144. 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 21 January 2020.
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#114,389
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Outputs from Science Advances
#774
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#3,775
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Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#28
of 108 outputs
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