Editorial: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Metacommunities - Implications for Conservation and Management

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da Silva PG, Cañedo-Argüelles M, Bogoni JA and Heino J (2021) Editorial: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Metacommunities - Implications for Conservation and Management. Front. Ecol. Evol. 9:670212. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.670212

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Title: Editorial: Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Metacommunities - Implications for Conservation and Management
Author: da Silva, Pedro Giovâni; Cañedo-Argüelles, Miguel; Bogoni, Juliano André; Heino, Jani
Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
Date: 2021
Language: en
Belongs to series: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 670212
ISSN: 2296-701X
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.670212
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/334627
Abstract: According to metacommunity theory (Leibold et al., 2004), the structure of local communities results from the interplay between local factors (e.g., environmental filtering, species interactions) and regional factors (e.g., dispersal rates, landscape configuration). The relative importance of these factors is highly dependent on the organisms’ biological traits, landscape connectivity, and the spatial and temporal scales considered (Heino et al., 2015; Tonkin et al., 2018; Viana and Chase, 2019; Almeida-Gomes et al., 2020; Cañedo-Argüelles et al., 2020; Lansac-Tôha et al., 2021). However, the differences in metacommunity assembly mechanisms found among studies are far from being fully understood. The evaluation of temporal dynamics of metacommunities has only emerged recently (Cañedo-Argüelles et al., 2020; Jabot et al., 2020; Li et al., 2020; Lindholm et al., 2021) and the application of the metacommunity theory in other fields, such as biomonitoring, conservation biology or ecosystem restoration, is yet to be fully explored (Bengtsson, 2010; Heino, 2013; Leibold and Chase, 2018; Chase et al., 2020; Cid et al., 2020; Heino et al., 2021). In this Research Topic, our aim was to invite researchers working in different biogeographic regions and ecological systems (Figure 1) to publish a number of innovative papers on metacommunity spatio-temporal dynamics. We expect to obtain a better understanding of how the factors and processes that structure metacommunities vary in space and time, as well as the implications of such dynamics for biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management.
Subject: assembly mechanisms
biodiversity variation
community dynamics
conservation
ecosystem management
spatio-temporal patterns
biodiversity
structure (properties)
biotic communities
ecosystems (ecology)
ecology
dynamics
interaction
environmental factors
natural diversity
modelling (creation related to information)
change
research
habitat
filtration
Subject (ysa): biodiversiteetti
luonnonsuojelu
ekosysteemit
biodiversiteetti
rakenne (ominaisuudet)
eliöyhteisöt
ekosysteemit (ekologia)
ekologia
dynamiikka
vuorovaikutus
ympäristötekijät
luonnon monimuotoisuus
mallintaminen
muutos
tutkimus
habitaatti
suodatus
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