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The role of menopause and reproductive senescence in a long-lived social mammal

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, February 2009
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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 (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
The role of menopause and reproductive senescence in a long-lived social mammal
Published in
Frontiers in Zoology, February 2009
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-6-4
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Authors

Eric J Ward, Kim Parsons, Elizabeth E Holmes, Ken C Balcomb, John KB Ford

Abstract

Menopause is a seemingly maladaptive life-history trait that is found in many long-lived mammals. There are two competing evolutionary hypotheses for this phenomenon; in the adaptive view of menopause, the cessation of reproduction may increase the fitness of older females; in the non-adaptive view, menopause may be explained by physiological deterioration with age. The decline and eventual cessation of reproduction has been documented in a number of mammalian species, however the evolutionary cause of this trait is unknown.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Zimbabwe 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 198 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 46 22%
Researcher 39 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 15%
Student > Master 30 14%
Other 9 4%
Other 28 13%
Unknown 29 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 106 50%
Environmental Science 23 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 5%
Social Sciences 9 4%
Psychology 9 4%
Other 16 8%
Unknown 39 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 16. 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 06 March 2015.
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#826,037
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Outputs from Frontiers in Zoology
#69
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#21,385
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Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Zoology
#1
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