Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils

Jizhong Zhou, Ye Deng, Lina Shen, Chongqing Wen, Qingyun Yan, Daliang Ning, Yujia Qin, Kai Xue, Liyou Wu, Zhili He, James W. Voordeckers, Joy D. Van Nostrand, Vanessa Buzzard, Sean T. Michaletz, Brian Enquist, Michael D. Weiser, Michael Kaspari, Robert Waide, Yunfeng Yang, James H. Brown

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12083
JournalNature Communications
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2016

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Thermal gradients
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ecology
land use
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climate change
Ecology
Fungi
Land use

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Zhou, J., Deng, Y., Shen, L., Wen, C., Yan, Q., Ning, D., ... Brown, J. H. (2016). Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils. Nature Communications, 7, [12083]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12083

Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils. / Zhou, Jizhong; Deng, Ye; Shen, Lina; Wen, Chongqing; Yan, Qingyun; Ning, Daliang; Qin, Yujia; Xue, Kai; Wu, Liyou; He, Zhili; Voordeckers, James W.; Van Nostrand, Joy D.; Buzzard, Vanessa; Michaletz, Sean T.; Enquist, Brian; Weiser, Michael D.; Kaspari, Michael; Waide, Robert; Yang, Yunfeng; Brown, James H.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 12083, 05.07.2016.

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Zhou, J, Deng, Y, Shen, L, Wen, C, Yan, Q, Ning, D, Qin, Y, Xue, K, Wu, L, He, Z, Voordeckers, JW, Van Nostrand, JD, Buzzard, V, Michaletz, ST, Enquist, B, Weiser, MD, Kaspari, M, Waide, R, Yang, Y & Brown, JH 2016, 'Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 12083. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12083
Zhou, Jizhong ; Deng, Ye ; Shen, Lina ; Wen, Chongqing ; Yan, Qingyun ; Ning, Daliang ; Qin, Yujia ; Xue, Kai ; Wu, Liyou ; He, Zhili ; Voordeckers, James W. ; Van Nostrand, Joy D. ; Buzzard, Vanessa ; Michaletz, Sean T. ; Enquist, Brian ; Weiser, Michael D. ; Kaspari, Michael ; Waide, Robert ; Yang, Yunfeng ; Brown, James H. / Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7.
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