Climate mediates continental scale patterns of stream microbial functional diversity

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dc.contributor.author Picazo, Felix
dc.contributor.author Vilmi, Annika
dc.contributor.author Aalto, Juha
dc.contributor.author Soininen, Janne
dc.contributor.author Casamayor, Emilio O.
dc.contributor.author Liu, Yongqin
dc.contributor.author Wu, Qinglong
dc.contributor.author Ren, Lijuan
dc.contributor.author Zhou, Jizhong
dc.contributor.author Shen, Ji
dc.contributor.author Wang, Jianjun
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-10T14:00:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-10T14:00:03Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-13
dc.identifier.citation Picazo , F , Vilmi , A , Aalto , J , Soininen , J , Casamayor , E O , Liu , Y , Wu , Q , Ren , L , Zhou , J , Shen , J & Wang , J 2020 , ' Climate mediates continental scale patterns of stream microbial functional diversity ' , Microbiome , vol. 8 , no. 1 , 92 . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00873-2
dc.identifier.other PURE: 142091787
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: e0adca68-5b9a-41f7-a2d8-45ea802f764c
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000542238100001
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-8583-3137/work/78840991
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/318248
dc.description.abstract Background Understanding the large-scale patterns of microbial functional diversity is essential for anticipating climate change impacts on ecosystems worldwide. However, studies of functional biogeography remain scarce for microorganisms, especially in freshwater ecosystems. Here we study 15,289 functional genes of stream biofilm microbes along three elevational gradients in Norway, Spain and China. Results We find that alpha diversity declines towards high elevations and assemblage composition shows increasing turnover with greater elevational distances. These elevational patterns are highly consistent across mountains, kingdoms and functional categories and exhibit the strongest trends in China due to its largest environmental gradients. Across mountains, functional gene assemblages differ in alpha diversity and composition between the mountains in Europe and Asia. Climate, such as mean temperature of the warmest quarter or mean precipitation of the coldest quarter, is the best predictor of alpha diversity and assemblage composition at both mountain and continental scales, with local non-climatic predictors gaining more importance at mountain scale. Under future climate, we project substantial variations in alpha diversity and assemblage composition across the Eurasian river network, primarily occurring in northern and central regions, respectively. Conclusions We conclude that climate controls microbial functional gene diversity in streams at large spatial scales; therefore, the underlying ecosystem processes are highly sensitive to climate variations, especially at high latitudes. This biogeographical framework for microbial functional diversity serves as a baseline to anticipate ecosystem responses and biogeochemical feedback to ongoing climate change. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Microbiome
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Stream biofilm
dc.subject Elevational gradients
dc.subject Microbial functional genes
dc.subject Macroecology
dc.subject Climate change
dc.subject BETA-DIVERSITY
dc.subject ELEVATIONAL GRADIENTS
dc.subject SPECIES RICHNESS
dc.subject SOIL CARBON
dc.subject COMMUNITY
dc.subject WATER
dc.subject DECOMPOSITION
dc.subject BIODIVERSITY
dc.subject TEMPERATURE
dc.subject REGRESSION
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.title Climate mediates continental scale patterns of stream microbial functional diversity en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Institute of Biotechnology (-2009)
dc.contributor.organization Department of Geosciences and Geography
dc.contributor.organization Biosciences
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-020-00873-2
dc.relation.issn 2049-2618
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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