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Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, September 2017
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28 news outlets
blogs
11 blogs
twitter
255 tweeters
facebook
8 Facebook pages
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
2 Redditors

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Title
Parasite biodiversity faces extinction and redistribution in a changing climate
Published in
Science Advances, September 2017
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.1602422
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Authors

Colin J. Carlson, Kevin R. Burgio, Eric R. Dougherty, Anna J. Phillips, Veronica M. Bueno, Christopher F. Clements, Giovanni Castaldo, Tad A. Dallas, Carrie A. Cizauskas, Graeme S. Cumming, Jorge Doña, Nyeema C. Harris, Roger Jovani, Sergey Mironov, Oliver C. Muellerklein, Heather C. Proctor, Wayne M. Getz

Abstract

Climate change is a well-documented driver of both wildlife extinction and disease emergence, but the negative impacts of climate change on parasite diversity are undocumented. We compiled the most comprehensive spatially explicit data set available for parasites, projected range shifts in a changing climate, and estimated extinction rates for eight major parasite clades. On the basis of 53,133 occurrences capturing the geographic ranges of 457 parasite species, conservative model projections suggest that 5 to 10% of these species are committed to extinction by 2070 from climate-driven habitat loss alone. We find no evidence that parasites with zoonotic potential have a significantly higher potential to gain range in a changing climate, but we do find that ectoparasites (especially ticks) fare disproportionately worse than endoparasites. Accounting for host-driven coextinctions, models predict that up to 30% of parasitic worms are committed to extinction, driven by a combination of direct and indirect pressures. Despite high local extinction rates, parasite richness could still increase by an order of magnitude in some places, because species successfully tracking climate change invade temperate ecosystems and replace native species with unpredictable ecological consequences.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 186 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 37 20%
Researcher 33 18%
Student > Master 32 17%
Student > Bachelor 29 16%
Unspecified 18 10%
Other 37 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 97 52%
Unspecified 31 17%
Environmental Science 26 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14 8%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 2%
Other 14 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 449. 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 21 May 2019.
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#18,994
of 13,043,639 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#178
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Outputs of similar age
#1,011
of 266,695 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#8
of 213 outputs
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