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Are we eating the world's megafauna to extinction?

Overview of attention for article published in Conservation Letters, February 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#7 of 960)
  • 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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Title
Are we eating the world's megafauna to extinction?
Published in
Conservation Letters, February 2019
DOI 10.1111/conl.12627
Authors

William J. Ripple, Christopher Wolf, Thomas M. Newsome, Matthew G. Betts, Gerardo Ceballos, Franck Courchamp, Matt W. Hayward, Blaire Valkenburgh, Arian D. Wallach, Boris Worm

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 298 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 19%
Researcher 49 16%
Student > Master 46 15%
Student > Bachelor 27 9%
Other 13 4%
Other 52 17%
Unknown 54 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 108 36%
Environmental Science 73 24%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 9 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 2%
Social Sciences 7 2%
Other 24 8%
Unknown 70 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 569. 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 February 2022.
All research outputs
#28,979
of 21,225,914 outputs
Outputs from Conservation Letters
#7
of 960 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#667
of 369,399 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Conservation Letters
#1
of 35 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,225,914 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 960 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 49.7. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 35 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.