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Specimen collection: An essential tool

Overview of attention for article published in Science, May 2014
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Mentioned by

21 news outlets
4 blogs
72 tweeters
7 Facebook pages


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Readers on

235 Mendeley
Specimen collection: An essential tool
Published in
Science, May 2014
DOI 10.1126/science.344.6186.814
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L. A. Rocha, A. Aleixo, G. Allen, F. Almeda, C. C. Baldwin, M. V. L. Barclay, J. M. Bates, A. M. Bauer, F. Benzoni, C. M. Berns, M. L. Berumen, D. C. Blackburn, S. Blum, F. Bolanos, R. C. K. Bowie, R. Britz, R. M. Brown, C. D. Cadena, K. Carpenter, L. M. Ceriaco, P. Chakrabarty, G. Chaves, J. H. Choat, K. D. Clements, B. B. Collette, A. Collins, J. Coyne, J. Cracraft, T. Daniel, M. R. de Carvalho, K. de Queiroz, F. Di Dario, R. Drewes, J. P. Dumbacher, A. Engilis, M. V. Erdmann, W. Eschmeyer, C. R. Feldman, B. L. Fisher, J. Fjeldsa, P. W. Fritsch, J. Fuchs, A. Getahun, A. Gill, M. Gomon, T. Gosliner, G. R. Graves, C. E. Griswold, R. Guralnick, K. Hartel, K. M. Helgen, H. Ho, D. T. Iskandar, T. Iwamoto, Z. Jaafar, H. F. James, D. Johnson, D. Kavanaugh, N. Knowlton, E. Lacey, H. K. Larson, P. Last, J. M. Leis, H. Lessios, J. Liebherr, M. Lowman, D. L. Mahler, V. Mamonekene, K. Matsuura, G. C. Mayer, H. Mays, J. McCosker, R. W. McDiarmid, J. McGuire, M. J. Miller, R. Mooi, R. D. Mooi, C. Moritz, P. Myers, M. W. Nachman, R. A. Nussbaum, D. O. Foighil, L. R. Parenti, J. F. Parham, E. Paul, G. Paulay, J. Perez-Eman, A. Perez-Matus, S. Poe, J. Pogonoski, D. L. Rabosky, J. E. Randall, J. D. Reimer, D. R. Robertson, M.- O. Rodel, M. T. Rodrigues, P. Roopnarine, L. Ruber, M. J. Ryan, F. Sheldon, G. Shinohara, A. Short, W. B. Simison, W. F. Smith-Vaniz, V. G. Springer, M. Stiassny, J. G. Tello, C. W. Thompson, T. Trnski, P. Tucker, T. Valqui, M. Vecchione, E. Verheyen, P. C. Wainwright, T. A. Wheeler, W. T. White, K. Will, J. T. Williams, G. Williams, E. O. Wilson, K. Winker, R. Winterbottom, C. C. Witt

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 13 6%
United States 4 2%
United Kingdom 2 <1%
Australia 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
China 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 208 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 58 25%
Student > Master 46 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 17%
Student > Bachelor 24 10%
Unspecified 15 6%
Other 52 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 171 73%
Unspecified 25 11%
Environmental Science 19 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 5 2%
Other 8 3%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 247. 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 25 April 2018.
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