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Geographic bias in citation rates of conservation research

Meijaard, Erik; Cardillo, Marcel; Meijaard, Emily M.; Possingham, Hugh P


We investigated whether the impact of conservation science is greater for research conducted in countries with more pressing conservation problems. We quantified research impact for 231 countries based on 2 citation metrics (mean cites per paper and h index) and fitted models predicting research impact based on number of threatened bird and mammal species (as a measure of conservation importance of a country) and a range of demographic variables. Citation rates of conservation research...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Conservation Biology
DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12489


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