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Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents

Overview of attention for article published in Science, March 2016
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203 tweeters
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Title
Consistent response of bird populations to climate change on two continents
Published in
Science, March 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aac4858
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Authors

P. A. Stephens, L. R. Mason, R. E. Green, R. D. Gregory, J. R. Sauer, J. Alison, A. Aunins, L. Brotons, S. H. M. Butchart, T. Campedelli, T. Chodkiewicz, P. Chylarecki, O. Crowe, J. Elts, V. Escandell, R. P. B. Foppen, H. Heldbjerg, S. Herrando, M. Husby, F. Jiguet, A. Lehikoinen, A. Lindstrom, D. G. Noble, J.-Y. Paquet, J. Reif, T. Sattler, T. Szep, N. Teufelbauer, S. Trautmann, A. J. van Strien, C. A. M. van Turnhout, P. Vorisek, S. G. Willis

Abstract

Global climate change is a major threat to biodiversity. Large-scale analyses have generally focused on the impacts of climate change on the geographic ranges of species and on phenology, the timing of ecological phenomena. We used long-term monitoring of the abundance of breeding birds across Europe and the United States to produce, for both regions, composite population indices for two groups of species: those for which climate suitability has been either improving or declining since 1980. The ratio of these composite indices, the climate impact indicator (CII), reflects the divergent fates of species favored or disadvantaged by climate change. The trend in CII is positive and similar in the two regions. On both continents, interspecific and spatial variation in population abundance trends are well predicted by climate suitability trends.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 7 2%
Spain 6 2%
France 5 2%
Japan 3 <1%
United States 3 <1%
Switzerland 3 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Other 9 3%
Unknown 282 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 85 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 83 26%
Student > Master 43 13%
Student > Bachelor 22 7%
Unspecified 20 6%
Other 69 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 186 58%
Environmental Science 69 21%
Unspecified 34 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 7 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 1%
Other 22 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 283. 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 31 August 2017.
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#42,321
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Outputs from Science
#1,941
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#1,661
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Outputs of similar age from Science
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