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Coral reef diversity refutes the neutral theory of biodiversity

Overview of attention for article published in Nature, March 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 blog
4 tweeters
2 Wikipedia pages
1 Google+ user
1 research highlight platform


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Readers on

1144 Mendeley
6 CiteULike
2 Connotea
Coral reef diversity refutes the neutral theory of biodiversity
Published in
Nature, March 2006
DOI 10.1038/nature04534
Pubmed ID

Maria Dornelas, Sean R. Connolly, Terence P. Hughes

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 39 3%
United States 35 3%
Canada 8 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Argentina 7 <1%
Japan 6 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
France 5 <1%
Mexico 4 <1%
Other 48 4%
Unknown 979 86%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 273 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 231 20%
Student > Master 162 14%
Student > Bachelor 92 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 80 7%
Other 247 22%
Unknown 59 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 676 59%
Environmental Science 255 22%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 51 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 26 2%
Engineering 10 <1%
Other 42 4%
Unknown 84 7%

Attention Score in Context

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