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Poleward expansion of mangroves is a threshold response to decreased frequency of extreme cold events

Overview of attention for article published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2013
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28 news outlets
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8 blogs
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41 tweeters
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4 Facebook pages
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1 Wikipedia page

Citations

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307 Dimensions

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508 Mendeley
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Title
Poleward expansion of mangroves is a threshold response to decreased frequency of extreme cold events
Published in
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2013
DOI 10.1073/pnas.1315800111
Pubmed ID
Authors

K. C. Cavanaugh, J. R. Kellner, A. J. Forde, D. S. Gruner, J. D. Parker, W. Rodriguez, I. C. Feller

Abstract

Regional warming associated with climate change is linked with altered range and abundance of species and ecosystems worldwide. However, the ecological impacts of changes in the frequency of extreme events have not been as well documented, especially for coastal and marine environments. We used 28 y of satellite imagery to demonstrate that the area of mangrove forests has doubled at the northern end of their historic range on the east coast of Florida. This expansion is associated with a reduction in the frequency of "extreme" cold events (days colder than -4 °C), but uncorrelated with changes in mean annual temperature, mean annual precipitation, and land use. Our analyses provide evidence for a threshold response, with declining frequency of severe cold winter events allowing for poleward expansion of mangroves. Future warming may result in increases in mangrove cover beyond current latitudinal limits of mangrove forests, thereby altering the structure and function of these important coastal ecosystems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Germany 5 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 4 <1%
Unknown 477 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 120 24%
Researcher 95 19%
Student > Master 85 17%
Student > Bachelor 52 10%
Other 29 6%
Other 78 15%
Unknown 49 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 178 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 177 35%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 43 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 2%
Engineering 8 2%
Other 28 6%
Unknown 65 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 318. 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 07 June 2019.
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#62,627
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Outputs from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#1,552
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Outputs of similar age
#722
of 284,725 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
#27
of 969 outputs
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