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Fossils reject climate change as the cause of extinction of Caribbean bats

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, January 2015
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Title
Fossils reject climate change as the cause of extinction of Caribbean bats
Published in
Scientific Reports, January 2015
DOI 10.1038/srep07971
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Authors

J. Angel Soto-Centeno, David W. Steadman

Abstract

We combined novel radiocarbon dates of bat fossils with time-scaled ecological niche models (ENM) to study bat extinctions in the Caribbean. Radiocarbon-dated fossils show that late Quaternary losses of bat populations took place during the late Holocene (<4 ka) rather than late Pleistocene (>10 ka). All bat radiocarbon dates from Abaco (Bahamas) that represent extirpated populations are younger than 4 ka. We include data on six bat species, three of which are Caribbean endemics, and include nectarivores as well as insectivores. Climate-based ENMs from the Last Glacial Maximum to the present reflect overall stability in distributions, with suitable climatic habitat being present over time. In the absence of radiocarbon dates, bat extinctions had been presumed to take place during the last glacial-interglacial transition (ca. 10 ka). Now we see that extirpation of bats on these tropical islands is more complex than previously thought and primarily postdates the major climate changes that took place during the late Pleistocene-Holocene transition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 5%
France 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Italy 1 2%
Romania 1 2%
Mexico 1 2%
Unknown 57 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 15 23%
Researcher 12 18%
Student > Master 10 15%
Student > Bachelor 4 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 6%
Other 10 15%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 42%
Environmental Science 11 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 6%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 10 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. 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 19 February 2015.
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#958,364
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Outputs from Scientific Reports
#9,833
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#14,771
of 322,073 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Scientific Reports
#21
of 219 outputs
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