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Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula

Overview of attention for article published in Current Biology, June 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#5 of 9,319)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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255 news outlets
blogs
10 blogs
twitter
136 tweeters
facebook
11 Facebook pages
reddit
1 Redditor
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2 video uploaders

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Readers on

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76 Mendeley
Title
Widespread Biological Response to Rapid Warming on the Antarctic Peninsula
Published in
Current Biology, June 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.034
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Authors

Matthew J. Amesbury, Thomas P. Roland, Jessica Royles, Dominic A. Hodgson, Peter Convey, Howard Griffiths, Dan J. Charman

Abstract

Annual temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula, one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth, have risen by up to 0.56°C per decade since the 1950s. Terrestrial and marine organisms have shown changes in populations and distributions over this time, suggesting that the ecology of the Antarctic Peninsula is changing rapidly. However, these biological records are shorter in length than the meteorological data, and observed population changes cannot be securely linked to longer-term trends apparent in paleoclimate data. We developed a unique time series of past moss growth and soil microbial activity from a 150-year-old moss bank at the southern limit of significant plant growth based on accumulation rates, cellulose δ(13)C, and fossil testate amoebae. We show that growth rates and microbial productivity have risen rapidly since the 1960s, consistent with temperature changes, although recently they may have stalled. The recent increase in terrestrial plant growth rates and soil microbial activity are unprecedented in the last 150 years and are consistent with climate change. Future changes in terrestrial biota are likely to track projected temperature increases closely and will fundamentally change the ecology and appearance of the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Argentina 1 1%
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 74 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 25%
Student > Master 14 18%
Researcher 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 6 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 8%
Other 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 26 34%
Environmental Science 15 20%
Unspecified 12 16%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 12 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5 7%
Other 6 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2188. 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 10 January 2019.
All research outputs
#486
of 12,380,869 outputs
Outputs from Current Biology
#5
of 9,319 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33
of 266,286 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Biology
#1
of 227 outputs
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