VIMS was all the buzz in 2019

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science published 145 journal articles in 2019, on topics ranging from the daily migration of zooplankton to tooth replacement in piranhas, the formation of ghost forests, and habitat suitability for juvenile white sharks. Here are the 15 articles authored or co-authored by VIMS researchers that received the most "buzz" in 2019 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 value such as advisory impact  and citations. Click the colored badge for a detailed look at the attention received by the following papers.

1. Global satellite-observed daily vertical migrations of ocean animals
2. Krill (Euphausia superba) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warming
3. Tooth and consequences: Heterodonty and dental replacement in piranhas and pacus (Serrasalmidae)
4. Sea-level driven land conversion and the formation of ghost forests
5. Global-change controls on soil-carbon accumulation and loss in coastal vegetated ecosystems
6. Global change effects on plant communities are magnified by time and the number of global change factors imposed
7. The Second Warning to Humanity – Providing a Context for Wetland Management and Policy
8. Are coastal habitats important nurseries? A meta‐analysis
9. Limited available evidence supports theoretical predictions of reduced vaccine efficacy at higher exposure dose
10. What Promotes the Recovery of Salt Marsh Infauna After Oil Spills?
11. Quantifying habitat selection and variability in habitat suitability for juvenile white sharks
12. Toward a Coordinated Global Observing System for Seagrasses and Marine Macroalgae
13. Mechanisms Involving Sensory Pathway Steps Inform Impacts of Global Climate Change on Ecological Processes
14. Nitrogen status regulates morphological adaptation of marsh plants to elevated CO2
15. It’s about time: A synthesis of changing phenology in the Gulf of Maine ecosystem

You can also see the impact of our in-house publications by visiting the Hargis Library at VIMS.

We provide other ways of visualizing the impacts of VIMS research and activities through the infographic shown below.