People are talking—about VIMS research

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science published 123 journal articles in 2016, on topics ranging from Atlantic menhaden to blue crabs, oysters, sea grass, and even Zoarcoidei. Here are the 15 articles authored or co-authored by VIMS researchers that received the most "buzz" in 2016 as ranked by Altmetrics©, a company that monitors media attention based on mentions in traditional media, social media, community forums, and other online platforms. Altmetrics complements more traditional measures of scientific impact such as citation metrics and peer review. Click the colored badge for a detailed look at the attention received by the following papers.

1. Eye lens radiocarbon reveals centuries of longevity in the Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus)
2. Millennial-scale sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay native American oyster fishery
3. Biodiversity enhances reef fish biomass and resistance to climate change
4. Critical assessment and ramifications of a purported marine trophic cascade
5. The dilemma of derelict gear
6. Hidden in plain sight: Cryptic and endemic malaria parasites in North American white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)
7. Improving marine disease surveillance through sea temperature monitoring, outlooks and projections
8. Sea level driven marsh expansion in a coupled model of marsh erosion and migration
9. Blogging for beginners
10. Responses of Antarctic marine and freshwater ecosystems to changing ice conditions
11. Global analysis of seagrass restoration: the importance of large‐scale planting
12. A spatially explicit estimate of the pre‐whaling abundance of the endangered North Atlantic right whale
13. Saltmarsh plant responses to eutrophication
14. Hydrologic controls on nitrogen cycling processes and functional gene abundance in sediments of a groundwater flow-through lake
15. Extending rapid ecosystem function assessments to marine ccosystems: A reply to Meyer
15. Mechanisms of storm-related loss and resilience in a large submersed plant bed
15. Quantifying the effects of commercial clam aquaculture on C and N cycling: an integrated ecosystem approach