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Why do nocturnal orb-web spiders (Araneidae) search for light?

Overview of attention for article published in Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, June 1999
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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 (93rd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
twitter
6 tweeters
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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84 Dimensions

Readers on

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112 Mendeley
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Title
Why do nocturnal orb-web spiders (Araneidae) search for light?
Published in
Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, June 1999
DOI 10.1007/s002650050590
Authors

Astrid M. Heiling

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 107 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 19%
Student > Master 18 16%
Researcher 17 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Professor 7 6%
Other 20 18%
Unknown 16 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 58 52%
Environmental Science 23 21%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 <1%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 <1%
Other 4 4%
Unknown 20 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. 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 June 2021.
All research outputs
#792,488
of 18,156,586 outputs
Outputs from Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology
#138
of 2,679 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,377
of 272,389 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology
#3
of 56 outputs
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