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Research Project: National Animal Germplasm Program

Location: Agricultural Genetic Resources Preservation Research

Title: Bibliographic mapping of heat tolerance in farm animals

item MCMANUS, CONCEPTA - University Of Brasilia
item PIMENTEL, FELIPE - Center University Of Brasilia (CEUB)
item PIMENTEL, DANIEL - University Of Brasilia
item SEJIAN, VEERASAMY - Indian Council Of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
item Blackburn, Harvey

Submitted to: Livestock Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/19/2023
Publication Date: 1/28/2023
Citation: McManus, C., Pimentel, F., Pimentel, D., Sejian, V., Blackburn, H.D. 2023. Bibliographic mapping of heat tolerance in farm animals. Livestock Science. 269. Article e105163.

Interpretive Summary: As agricultural research organizations place more attention on climate change impacts it becomes informative to understand who is performing this research and the connectivity to other research groups in various countries. Using bibliographic information as a data source, we showed that countries primarily engaged (54% of all publications) in climate change impacts on livestock included: USA, China, Brazil, India, and Australia. There has also been a shift in in research area from animal physiology to genomics and cellular biology. Many scientists from developing countries lacked global connections, perhaps due to journal processing fees. It is suggested that research dealing with small ruminants needs strengthening particularly in the context of small holders.

Technical Abstract: This study looks at the bibliographic mapping of citation, co-occurrence of keywords, co-citation and bibliographic coupling for heat tolerance in farm animals. Data was obtained from Scopus (Elsevier) and analysed in Vosviewer. Several salient points emerge from our analysis. We found a total of 1728 documents were found from 102 countries, of which 54% are from six countries (USA, China, Brazil, India, Australia and UK). While heat tolerance is of importance to Global sSouth countries have recently become more important in this topic, researchers from this region appear relatively isolated using the metrics of this study, but many research groups are relatively isolated. A potential factor contributing to isolation could be This is discussed in the light of current Article Processing Charges. We also note a gradual drift in heat stress studies from animal physiology towards genomics and cellular biology was observed. The paper can help understanding tendencies in this field of research and may point to future actions within the research community. This paper also shows the need to strengthen studies in less favoured areas and with species such as small ruminants whereby small holders may be harder hit by climate change.