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Dietary composition and spatial patterns of polar bear foraging on land in western Hudson Bay

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ecology, January 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#8 of 417)
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Title
Dietary composition and spatial patterns of polar bear foraging on land in western Hudson Bay
Published in
BMC Ecology, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1472-6785-13-51
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Authors

Linda J Gormezano, Robert F Rockwell

Abstract

Flexible foraging strategies, such as prey switching, omnivory and food mixing, are key to surviving in a labile and changing environment. Polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in western Hudson Bay are versatile predators that use all of these strategies as they seasonally exploit resources across trophic levels. Climate warming is reducing availability of their ice habitat, especially in spring when polar bears gain most of their annual fat reserves by consuming seal pups before coming ashore in summer. How polar bears combine these flexible foraging strategies to obtain and utilize terrestrial food will become increasingly important in compensating for energy deficits from lost seal hunting opportunities. We evaluated patterns in the composition of foods in scat to characterize the foraging behaviors that underpin the diet mixing and omnivory observed in polar bears on land in western Hudson Bay. Specifically, we measured diet richness, proportions of plant and animal foods, patterns in co-occurrence of foods, spatial composition and an index of temporal composition.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 2%
Unknown 86 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 24%
Student > Master 18 20%
Student > Bachelor 14 16%
Researcher 13 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 55%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 3%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 15 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 126. 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 29 June 2021.
All research outputs
#210,520
of 18,964,669 outputs
Outputs from BMC Ecology
#8
of 417 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,540
of 285,026 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Ecology
#1
of 21 outputs
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