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Synergies among extinction drivers under global change

Overview of attention for article published in Trends in Ecology & Evolution, August 2008
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

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news
2 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
policy
5 policy sources
twitter
10 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
Synergies among extinction drivers under global change
Published in
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, August 2008
DOI 10.1016/j.tree.2008.03.011
Pubmed ID
Authors

B BROOK, N SODHI, C BRADSHAW

Abstract

If habitat destruction or overexploitation of populations is severe, species loss can occur directly and abruptly. Yet the final descent to extinction is often driven by synergistic processes (amplifying feedbacks) that can be disconnected from the original cause of decline. We review recent observational, experimental and meta-analytic work which together show that owing to interacting and self-reinforcing processes, estimates of extinction risk for most species are more severe than previously recognised. As such, conservation actions which only target single-threat drivers risk being inadequate because of the cascading effects caused by unmanaged synergies. Future work should focus on how climate change will interact with and accelerate ongoing threats to biodiversity, such as habitat degradation, overexploitation and invasive species.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 47 2%
Brazil 27 1%
United Kingdom 20 <1%
Canada 15 <1%
France 13 <1%
Germany 13 <1%
Australia 13 <1%
Argentina 11 <1%
Spain 9 <1%
Other 56 2%
Unknown 2082 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 520 23%
Researcher 451 20%
Student > Master 402 17%
Student > Bachelor 289 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 116 5%
Other 357 15%
Unknown 171 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1206 52%
Environmental Science 613 27%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 54 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 46 2%
Social Sciences 33 1%
Other 99 4%
Unknown 255 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. 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 01 January 2020.
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#399,849
of 15,626,087 outputs
Outputs from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#252
of 2,524 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,358
of 126,245 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Trends in Ecology & Evolution
#4
of 30 outputs
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