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The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Plants, June 2018
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  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 913)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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Title
The demise of the largest and oldest African baobabs
Published in
Nature Plants, June 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41477-018-0170-5
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Authors

Adrian Patrut, Stephan Woodborne, Roxana T. Patrut, Laszlo Rakosy, Daniel A. Lowy, Grant Hall, Karl F. von Reden

Abstract

The African baobab is the biggest and longest-living angiosperm tree. By using radiocarbon dating we identified the stable architectures that enable baobabs to reach large sizes and great ages. We report that 9 of the 13 oldest and 5 of the 6 largest individuals have died, or at least their oldest parts/stems have collapsed and died, over the past 12 years; the cause of the mortalities is still unclear.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 12 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 20%
Other 4 11%
Lecturer 4 11%
Unspecified 3 9%
Other 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 26%
Unspecified 8 23%
Environmental Science 7 20%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3 9%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 9%
Other 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2255. 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 29 January 2019.
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#515
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Outputs from Nature Plants
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Plants
#1
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