Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2016
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12 blogs
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781 tweeters
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Title
Has land use pushed terrestrial biodiversity beyond the planetary boundary? A global assessment
Published in
Science, July 2016
DOI 10.1126/science.aaf2201
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Authors

Tim Newbold, Lawrence N. Hudson, Andrew P. Arnell, Sara Contu, Adriana De Palma, Simon Ferrier, Samantha L. L. Hill, Andrew J. Hoskins, Igor Lysenko, Helen R. P. Phillips, Victoria J. Burton, Charlotte W. T. Chng, Susan Emerson, Di Gao, Gwilym Pask-Hale, Jon Hutton, Martin Jung, Katia Sanchez-Ortiz, Benno I. Simmons, Sarah Whitmee, Hanbin Zhang, Jörn P. W. Scharlemann, Andy Purvis, Newbold, Tim, Hudson, Lawrence N, Arnell, Andrew P, Contu, Sara, De Palma, Adriana, Ferrier, Simon, Hill, Samantha L L, Hoskins, Andrew J, Lysenko, Igor, Phillips, Helen R P, Burton, Victoria J, Chng, Charlotte W T, Emerson, Susan, Gao, Di, Pask-Hale, Gwilym, Hutton, Jon, Jung, Martin, Sanchez-Ortiz, Katia, Simmons, Benno I, Whitmee, Sarah, Zhang, Hanbin, Scharlemann, Jörn P W, Purvis, Andy, Newbold, T, Hudson, L, Arnell, AP, Contu, S, De Palma, A, Ferrier, S, Hill, SLL, Hoskins, AJ, Lysenko, I, Phillips, HRP, Burton, VJ, Chng, CWT, Emerson, S, Gao, D, Pask-Hale, G, and, J, Jung, M, Sanchez-Ortiz, K, Simmons, B, Whitmee, S, Zhang, H, Scharlemann, JPW, Purvis, A

Abstract

Land use and related pressures have reduced local terrestrial biodiversity, but it is unclear how the magnitude of change relates to the recently proposed planetary boundary ("safe limit"). We estimate that land use and related pressures have already reduced local biodiversity intactness--the average proportion of natural biodiversity remaining in local ecosystems--beyond its recently proposed planetary boundary across 58.1% of the world's land surface, where 71.4% of the human population live. Biodiversity intactness within most biomes (especially grassland biomes), most biodiversity hotspots, and even some wilderness areas is inferred to be beyond the boundary. Such widespread transgression of safe limits suggests that biodiversity loss, if unchecked, will undermine efforts toward long-term sustainable development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 11 4%
United States 10 3%
Spain 4 1%
Switzerland 4 1%
Australia 3 1%
France 3 1%
Italy 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Other 13 4%
Unknown 242 82%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 86 29%
Researcher 84 28%
Student > Master 29 10%
Student > Bachelor 23 8%
Other 22 7%
Other 52 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 123 42%
Environmental Science 122 41%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 23 8%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 2%
Unspecified 5 2%
Other 18 6%

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#1,580
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Outputs from Science
#96
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#12
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