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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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18 news outlets
9 blogs
97 X users
4 Facebook pages


1138 Dimensions

Readers on

1704 Mendeley
1 CiteULike
Terrestrial animal tracking as an eye on life and planet
Published in
Science, June 2015
DOI 10.1126/science.aaa2478
Pubmed ID

Roland Kays, Margaret C Crofoot, Walter Jetz, Martin Wikelski


Moving animals connect our world, spreading pollen, seeds, nutrients, and parasites as they go about the their daily lives. Recent integration of high-resolution Global Positioning System and other sensors into miniaturized tracking tags has dramatically improved our ability to describe animal movement. This has created opportunities and challenges that parallel big data transformations in other fields and has rapidly advanced animal ecology and physiology. New analytical approaches, combined with remotely sensed or modeled environmental information, have opened up a host of new questions on the causes of movement and its consequences for individuals, populations, and ecosystems. Simultaneous tracking of multiple animals is leading to new insights on species interactions and, scaled up, may enable distributed monitoring of both animals and our changing environment.

X Demographics

X Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 10 <1%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
Germany 5 <1%
Canada 5 <1%
Brazil 5 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Other 11 <1%
Unknown 1650 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 365 21%
Student > Master 273 16%
Researcher 264 15%
Student > Bachelor 190 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 79 5%
Other 236 14%
Unknown 297 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 720 42%
Environmental Science 328 19%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 44 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 43 3%
Engineering 34 2%
Other 164 10%
Unknown 371 22%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 269. 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 22 August 2023.
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