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Avian ecosystem functions are influenced by small mammal ecosystem engineering

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, December 2013
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Title
Avian ecosystem functions are influenced by small mammal ecosystem engineering
Published in
BMC Research Notes, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1756-0500-6-549
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Authors

Meredith Root-Bernstein, Andres Fierro, Juan Armesto, Luis A Ebensperger

Abstract

Birds are important mobile link species that contribute to landscape-scale patterns by means of pollination, seed dispersal, and predation. Birds are often associated with habitats modified by small mammal ecosystem engineers. We investigated whether birds prefer to forage on degu (Octodon degus) runways by comparing their foraging effort across sites with a range of runway densities, including sites without runways. We measured granivory by granivorous and omnivorous birds at Rinconada de Maipú, central Chile. As a measure of potential bird foraging on insects, we sampled invertebrate prey richness and abundance across the same sites. We then quantified an index of plot-scale functional diversity due to avian foraging at the patch scale.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Unknown 49 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 16%
Researcher 6 12%
Student > Bachelor 6 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 6%
Other 11 22%
Unknown 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 41%
Environmental Science 14 27%
Computer Science 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 2%
Other 1 2%
Unknown 11 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. 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 10 January 2014.
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#6,106,134
of 11,350,002 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#902
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Outputs of similar age
#77,047
of 199,537 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#35
of 72 outputs
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