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The scientific profiles of terrestrial mammals in Great Britain as measured by publication metrics

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Pete Robertson, Dr Ailsa McKenzie


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Research on mammals provides the evidence base for their conservation, management and related policy. We assess the effect of study choices on the composition of this evidence base. We derived species h-index (SHI) for 67 breeding terrestrial mammals from 2305 publications based on field research carried out in England, Scotland and Wales. Native species had higher SHI than introduced species, but SHI was not related to the level of species conservation concern. SHI was positively related to geographical range and/or population size and to functional group: large herbivores had higher SHI, then carnivores, rodents, small herbivores, bats and insectivores.

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Author(s): Robertson PA, McKenzie AJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Mammal Review

Year: 2015

Volume: 45

Issue: 2

Pages: 128-132

Print publication date: 01/04/2015

Online publication date: 02/03/2015

Acceptance date: 19/12/2014

ISSN (print): 0305-1838

ISSN (electronic): 1365-2907

Publisher: Wiley


DOI: 10.1111/mam.12038


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