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Plant Ecological Strategies Shift Across the Cretaceous–Paleogene Boundary

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS Biology, September 2014
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32 news outlets
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10 blogs
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61 tweeters
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12 Facebook pages

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Title
Plant Ecological Strategies Shift Across the Cretaceous–Paleogene Boundary
Published in
PLoS Biology, September 2014
DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001949
Pubmed ID
Authors

Benjamin Blonder, Dana L. Royer, Kirk R. Johnson, Ian Miller, Brian J. Enquist

Abstract

The Chicxulub bolide impact caused the end-Cretaceous mass extinction of plants, but the associated selectivity and ecological effects are poorly known. Using a unique set of North Dakota leaf fossil assemblages spanning 2.2 Myr across the event, we show among angiosperms a reduction of ecological strategies and selection for fast-growth strategies consistent with a hypothesized recovery from an impact winter. Leaf mass per area (carbon investment) decreased in both mean and variance, while vein density (carbon assimilation rate) increased in mean, consistent with a shift towards "fast" growth strategies. Plant extinction from the bolide impact resulted in a shift in functional trait space that likely had broad consequences for ecosystem functioning.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 3 2%
Germany 2 2%
Japan 2 2%
Mexico 2 2%
Canada 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Argentina 1 <1%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 108 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 26 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 24 19%
Student > Master 19 15%
Student > Bachelor 16 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 6%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 10 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 46%
Environmental Science 19 15%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 17 14%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 2%
Other 5 4%
Unknown 20 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 359. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2020.
All research outputs
#49,505
of 17,816,628 outputs
Outputs from PLoS Biology
#127
of 5,023 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#442
of 176,045 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS Biology
#4
of 58 outputs
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