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VIMS articles make big impact in 2021

Researchers at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science published 212 journal articles in 2021, on topics ranging from the ecological impacts of COVID-19 lockdowns to the extent and causes of Chesapeake Bay warming, the removal of ocean carbon by fish, and the effects of harmful algal blooms on Eastern oysters.

Several articles authored or co-authored by VIMS researchers received a lot of attention in 2021 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.

VIMS received the most attention for the following 15 articles in 2021:

—“Global COVID-19 lockdown highlights humans as both threats and custodians of the environment”;

—“Toward a better understanding of fish-based contribution to ocean carbon flux”;

—“Connectivity: Insights from the U.S. Long Term Ec...

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