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Ecosystem restoration with teeth: what role for predators?

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, May 2012
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
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4 news outlets
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3 blogs
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7 tweeters
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1 Wikipedia page

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Title
Ecosystem restoration with teeth: what role for predators?
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, May 2012
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2012.01.001
Pubmed ID
Authors

Euan G. Ritchie, Bodil Elmhagen, Alistair S. Glen, Mike Letnic, Gilbert Ludwig, Robbie A. McDonald

Abstract

Recent advances highlight the potential for predators to restore ecosystems and confer resilience against globally threatening processes, including climate change and biological invasions. However, releasing the ecological benefits of predators entails significant challenges. Here, we discuss the economic, environmental and social considerations affecting predator-driven ecological restoration programmes, and suggest approaches for reducing the undesirable impacts of predators. Because the roles of predators are context dependent, we argue for increased emphasis on predator functionality in ecosystems and less on the identities and origins of species and genotypes. We emphasise that insufficient attention is currently given to the importance of variation in the social structures and behaviours of predators in influencing the dynamics of trophic interactions. Lastly, we outline experiments specifically designed to clarify the ecological roles of predators and their potential utility in ecosystem restoration.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 10 2%
Australia 6 1%
France 4 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Mexico 2 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 11 2%
Unknown 413 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 105 23%
Student > Master 103 22%
Researcher 79 17%
Student > Bachelor 55 12%
Unspecified 22 5%
Other 95 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 283 62%
Environmental Science 106 23%
Unspecified 33 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 2%
Social Sciences 9 2%
Other 17 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 62. 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 07 July 2018.
All research outputs
#232,427
of 12,376,381 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#138
of 2,109 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,530
of 117,073 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#2
of 34 outputs
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