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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%
United Kingdom 6 <1%
Spain 5 <1%
France 4 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Sweden 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
Other 28 2%
Unknown 1600 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 336 20%
Researcher 324 19%
Student > Master 289 17%
Student > Bachelor 245 14%
Other 75 4%
Other 260 15%
Unknown 170 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 684 40%
Environmental Science 474 28%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 98 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 52 3%
Social Sciences 31 2%
Other 111 7%
Unknown 249 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1044. 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 06 April 2021.
All research outputs
#8,547
of 18,881,749 outputs
Outputs from Science
#543
of 73,001 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#107
of 373,437 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#9
of 1,050 outputs
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