Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils

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Title:
Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils
Author:
Zhou, Jizhong; Deng, Ye ( 0000-0002-7584-0632 ) ; Shen, Lina; Wen, Chongqing; Yan, Qingyun; Ning, Daliang; Qin, Yujia; Xue, Kai; Wu, Liyou; He, Zhili; Voordeckers, James W.; Nostrand, Joy D. Van; Buzzard, Vanessa; Michaletz, Sean T.; Enquist, Brian J.; Weiser, Michael D.; Kaspari, Michael; Waide, Robert; Yang, Yunfeng; Brown, James H.
Affiliation:
Univ Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biol
Issue Date:
2016-07-05
Publisher:
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
Citation:
Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils 2016, 7:12083 Nature Communications
Journal:
Nature Communications
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Abstract:
Climate warming is increasingly leading to marked changes in plant and animal biodiversity, but it remains unclear how temperatures affect microbial biodiversity, particularly in terrestrial soils. Here we show that, in accordance with metabolic theory of ecology, taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity of soil bacteria, fungi and nitrogen fixers are all better predicted by variation in environmental temperature than pH. However, the rates of diversity turnover across the global temperature gradients are substantially lower than those recorded for trees and animals, suggesting that the diversity of plant, animal and soil microbial communities show differential responses to climate change. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study demonstrating that the diversity of different microbial groups has significantly lower rates of turnover across temperature gradients than other major taxa, which has important implications for assessing the effects of human-caused changes in climate, land use and other factors.
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Open Access Journal
ISSN:
2041-1723
DOI:
10.1038/ncomms12083
Version:
Final published version
Sponsors:
U.S. National Science Foundation MacroSystems Biology program [NSF EF-1065844]; Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma; Collaborative Innovation Center for Regional Environmental Quality at the Tsinghua University; National Science Foundation of China [41430856]; National Natural Science Foundation of China [31540071]; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) [XDB15010302]; CAS 100 talent program
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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Jizhongen
dc.contributor.authorDeng, Yeen
dc.contributor.authorShen, Linaen
dc.contributor.authorWen, Chongqingen
dc.contributor.authorYan, Qingyunen
dc.contributor.authorNing, Daliangen
dc.contributor.authorQin, Yujiaen
dc.contributor.authorXue, Kaien
dc.contributor.authorWu, Liyouen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Zhilien
dc.contributor.authorVoordeckers, James W.en
dc.contributor.authorNostrand, Joy D. Vanen
dc.contributor.authorBuzzard, Vanessaen
dc.contributor.authorMichaletz, Sean T.en
dc.contributor.authorEnquist, Brian J.en
dc.contributor.authorWeiser, Michael D.en
dc.contributor.authorKaspari, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorWaide, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorYang, Yunfengen
dc.contributor.authorBrown, James H.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-27T01:01:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-27T01:01:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-05-
dc.identifier.citationTemperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils 2016, 7:12083 Nature Communicationsen
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723-
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ncomms12083-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/618960-
dc.description.abstractClimate warming is increasingly leading to marked changes in plant and animal biodiversity, but it remains unclear how temperatures affect microbial biodiversity, particularly in terrestrial soils. Here we show that, in accordance with metabolic theory of ecology, taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity of soil bacteria, fungi and nitrogen fixers are all better predicted by variation in environmental temperature than pH. However, the rates of diversity turnover across the global temperature gradients are substantially lower than those recorded for trees and animals, suggesting that the diversity of plant, animal and soil microbial communities show differential responses to climate change. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study demonstrating that the diversity of different microbial groups has significantly lower rates of turnover across temperature gradients than other major taxa, which has important implications for assessing the effects of human-caused changes in climate, land use and other factors.en
dc.description.sponsorshipU.S. National Science Foundation MacroSystems Biology program [NSF EF-1065844]; Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Oklahoma; Collaborative Innovation Center for Regional Environmental Quality at the Tsinghua University; National Science Foundation of China [41430856]; National Natural Science Foundation of China [31540071]; Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) [XDB15010302]; CAS 100 talent programen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNATURE PUBLISHING GROUPen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/ncomms12083en
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2016 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0.en
dc.titleTemperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soilsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biolen
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.description.noteOpen Access Journalen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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