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2 blogs
1 policy source
182 X users
1 Facebook page
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Paleontological baselines for evaluating extinction risk in the modern oceans
Published in
Science, May 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa6635
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Seth Finnegan, Sean C Anderson, Paul G Harnik, Carl Simpson, Derek P Tittensor, Jarrett E Byrnes, Zoe V Finkel, David R Lindberg, Lee Hsiang Liow, Rowan Lockwood, Heike K Lotze, Craig R McClain, Jenny L McGuire, Aaron O'Dea, John M Pandolfi


Marine taxa are threatened by anthropogenic impacts, but knowledge of their extinction vulnerabilities is limited. The fossil record provides rich information on past extinctions that can help predict biotic responses. We show that over 23 million years, taxonomic membership and geographic range size consistently explain a large proportion of extinction risk variation in six major taxonomic groups. We assess intrinsic risk-extinction risk predicted by paleontologically calibrated models-for modern genera in these groups. Mapping the geographic distribution of these genera identifies coastal biogeographic provinces where fauna with high intrinsic risk are strongly affected by human activity or climate change. Such regions are disproportionately in the tropics, raising the possibility that these ecosystems may be particularly vulnerable to future extinctions. Intrinsic risk provides a prehuman baseline for considering current threats to marine biodiversity.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 2%
Germany 2 <1%
Argentina 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 267 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 60 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 56 20%
Student > Master 45 16%
Professor 18 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 16 6%
Other 54 19%
Unknown 36 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 103 36%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 66 23%
Environmental Science 50 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 2%
Social Sciences 3 1%
Other 12 4%
Unknown 45 16%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 214. 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 March 2020.
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