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One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts

Overview of attention for article published in Science, July 2008
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Mentioned by

news
6 news outlets
blogs
7 blogs
policy
8 policy sources
twitter
5 tweeters
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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881 Dimensions

Readers on

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1491 Mendeley
citeulike
7 CiteULike
Title
One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts
Published in
Science, July 2008
DOI 10.1126/science.1159196
Pubmed ID
Authors

K. E. Carpenter, M. Abrar, G. Aeby, R. B. Aronson, S. Banks, A. Bruckner, A. Chiriboga, J. Cortes, J. C. Delbeek, L. DeVantier, G. J. Edgar, A. J. Edwards, D. Fenner, H. M. Guzman, B. W. Hoeksema, G. Hodgson, O. Johan, W. Y. Licuanan, S. R. Livingstone, E. R. Lovell, J. A. Moore, D. O. Obura, D. Ochavillo, B. A. Polidoro, W. F. Precht, M. C. Quibilan, C. Reboton, Z. T. Richards, A. D. Rogers, J. Sanciangco, A. Sheppard, C. Sheppard, J. Smith, S. Stuart, E. Turak, J. E. N. Veron, C. Wallace, E. Weil, E. Wood

Abstract

The conservation status of 845 zooxanthellate reef-building coral species was assessed by using International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Criteria. Of the 704 species that could be assigned conservation status, 32.8% are in categories with elevated risk of extinction. Declines in abundance are associated with bleaching and diseases driven by elevated sea surface temperatures, with extinction risk further exacerbated by local-scale anthropogenic disturbances. The proportion of corals threatened with extinction has increased dramatically in recent decades and exceeds that of most terrestrial groups. The Caribbean has the largest proportion of corals in high extinction risk categories, whereas the Coral Triangle (western Pacific) has the highest proportion of species in all categories of elevated extinction risk. Our results emphasize the widespread plight of coral reefs and the urgent need to enact conservation measures.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 25 2%
Brazil 13 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Mexico 6 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
France 4 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
New Zealand 3 <1%
Australia 3 <1%
Other 37 2%
Unknown 1383 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 290 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 276 19%
Student > Master 264 18%
Student > Bachelor 213 14%
Other 83 6%
Other 226 15%
Unknown 139 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 652 44%
Environmental Science 392 26%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 100 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 46 3%
Social Sciences 19 1%
Other 101 7%
Unknown 181 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 129. 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 18 May 2021.
All research outputs
#198,294
of 18,672,358 outputs
Outputs from Science
#6,543
of 72,759 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,186
of 165,277 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#45
of 749 outputs
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