COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife
Bates, Amanda E.
Davidson, Sarah C.
Duarte, Carlos M.
Primack, Richard B.
Tucker, Marlee A.
KAUST DepartmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Marine Science Program
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Embargo End Date2020-12-22
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/663784
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AbstractWe noticed that people started referring to the lockdown period as the ‘Great Pause’, but felt that a more precise term would be helpful. We propose ‘anthropause’ to refer specifcally to a considerable global slowing of modern human activities, notably travel. We are aware that the correct prefx is ‘anthropo-’ (for ‘human’) but opted for the shortened form, which is easier to remember and use, and where the missing ‘po’ is still echoed in the pronunciation of ‘pause’ (pɔːz).
CitationRutz, C., Loretto, M.-C., Bates, A. E., Davidson, S. C., Duarte, C. M., Jetz, W., … Cagnacci, F. (2020). COVID-19 lockdown allows researchers to quantify the effects of human activity on wildlife. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-1237-z
SponsorsManuscript preparation was supported through: a Radcliffe Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (to C.R.); the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 798091 (to M.-C.L.); and Autonomous Province of Trento ordinary funds to Fondazione Edmund Mach (to F.C.).
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
JournalNature Ecology & Evolution