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Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean

Overview of attention for article published in Science, January 2015
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Title
Marine defaunation: Animal loss in the global ocean
Published in
Science, January 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.1255641
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Authors

D. J. McCauley, M. L. Pinsky, S. R. Palumbi, J. A. Estes, F. H. Joyce, R. R. Warner

Abstract

Marine defaunation, or human-caused animal loss in the oceans, emerged forcefully only hundreds of years ago, whereas terrestrial defaunation has been occurring far longer. Though humans have caused few global marine extinctions, we have profoundly affected marine wildlife, altering the functioning and provisioning of services in every ocean. Current ocean trends, coupled with terrestrial defaunation lessons, suggest that marine defaunation rates will rapidly intensify as human use of the oceans industrializes. Though protected areas are a powerful tool to harness ocean productivity, especially when designed with future climate in mind, additional management strategies will be required. Overall, habitat degradation is likely to intensify as a major driver of marine wildlife loss. Proactive intervention can avert a marine defaunation disaster of the magnitude observed on land.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 31 2%
Germany 9 <1%
Brazil 7 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
France 5 <1%
Sweden 4 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Other 29 2%
Unknown 1411 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 312 21%
Researcher 298 20%
Student > Master 258 17%
Student > Bachelor 209 14%
Other 67 4%
Other 243 16%
Unknown 127 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 635 42%
Environmental Science 428 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 88 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 40 3%
Social Sciences 28 2%
Other 101 7%
Unknown 194 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1035. 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 June 2020.
All research outputs
#6,228
of 16,036,962 outputs
Outputs from Science
#423
of 68,319 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#103
of 351,595 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#10
of 1,053 outputs
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