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Long-term shifts in the phenology of rare and endemic Rocky Mountain plants

Overview of attention for article published in American Journal of Botany, August 2015
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Title
Long-term shifts in the phenology of rare and endemic Rocky Mountain plants
Published in
American Journal of Botany, August 2015
DOI 10.3732/ajb.1500156
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Authors

Seth M. Munson, Anna A. Sher

Abstract

• Mountainous regions support high plant productivity, diversity, and endemism, yet are highly vulnerable to climate change. Historical records and model predictions show increasing temperatures across high elevation regions including the Southern Rocky Mountains, which can have a strong influence on the performance and distribution of montane plant species. Rare plant species can be particularly vulnerable to climate change because of their limited abundance and distribution.• We tracked the phenology of rare and endemic species, which are identified as imperiled, across three different habitat types with herbarium records to determine if flowering time has changed over the last century, and if phenological change was related to shifts in climate.• We found that the flowering date of rare species has accelerated 3.1 d every decade (42 d total) since the late 1800s, with plants in sagebrush interbasins showing the strongest accelerations in phenology. High winter temperatures were associated with the acceleration of phenology in low elevation sagebrush and barren river habitats, whereas high spring temperatures explained accelerated phenology in the high elevation alpine habitat. In contrast, high spring temperatures delayed the phenology of plant species in the two low-elevation habitats and precipitation had mixed effects depending on the season.• These results provide evidence for large shifts in the phenology of rare Rocky Mountain plants related to climate, which can have strong effects on plant fitness, the abundance of associated wildlife, and the future of plant conservation in mountainous regions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 3%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 18%
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 6 10%
Other 11 18%
Unknown 5 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 34 57%
Environmental Science 14 23%
Social Sciences 3 5%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 6 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. 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 01 September 2019.
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#1,055,084
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#2
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