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Title: Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones

Abstract

River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrial organic carbon, the fate of which depends strongly on microbial activity. Variation in and controls of processing rates, however, are poorly characterized at the global scale. In response, we used a peer-sourced research network and a highly standardized carbon processing assay to conduct a global-scale field experiment in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. We found that Earth’s biomes have distinct carbon processing signatures. Slow processing is evident across latitudes, whereas rapid rates are restricted to lower latitudes. Both the mean rate and variability decline with latitude, suggesting temperature constraints toward the poles and greater roles for other environmental drivers (e.g., nutrient loading) toward the equator. These results and data set the stage for unprecedented “next-generation biomonitoring” by establishing baselines to help quantify environmental impacts to the functioning of ecosystems at a global scale.

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  24. Univ. Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
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  26. Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA (United States)
  27. El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Villahermosa (Mexico)
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  29. Irstea, Aix en Provence (France)
  30. Georgia Southern Univ., Statesboro, GA (United States)
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  38. INIBIOMA-CONICET, Bariloche (Argentina)
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  54. Dublin Inst. of Technology (Ireland)
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  56. Univ. of San Andres, La Paz (Bolivia)
  57. Monash Univ., Melbourne, VIC (Australia)
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  63. Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
  64. Aquatics Alaska, Juneau, AK (United States)
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  68. Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (United States)
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  78. Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA (United States)
  79. USDA Forest Service, Hilo, HI (United States). Pacific Southwest Research Station
  80. Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton, MI (United States)
  81. Univ. of Eldoret (Kenya)
  82. Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala (Sweden)
  83. Federal Univ. of Bahia, Salvador (Brazil)
  84. Finnish Environment Inst. (SYKE), Jyväskylä (Finland)
  85. Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
  86. Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
  87. Ehime Univ., Matsuyama (Japan)
  88. Lake Superior State Univ., Sault St. Marie, MI (United States)
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  90. Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
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  93. Univ. Austral de Chile, Valdivia (Chile)
  94. Masaryk Univ., Brno (Czech Republic)
  95. Texas A & M Univ., Corpus Christi, TX (United States)
  96. Wageningen Univ. (Netherlands)
  97. Univ. of the Basque Country, Bilbao (Spain)
  98. Tongass National Forest, Sitka, AK (United States)
  99. Univ. of San Andrés, La Paz, (Bolivia)
  100. Autonomous Univ. of Madrid (Spain)
  101. Centro de Investigacion en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia, Coyhaique (Chile)
  102. Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC (Canada)
  103. Univ. of Adelaide, SA (Australia)
  104. Univ. del Zulia, Cuenca (Venezuela)
  105. Univ. of Bucharest (Romania)
  106. Swiss Federal Inst. of Aquatic Science and Technology, Duebendorf (Switzerland)
  107. Centro Univ. Regional del Este (Uruguay)
  108. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  109. Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Dorset, ON (Canada)
  110. Univ. of Valencia (Spain)
  111. Univ. of Pannonia, Veszprém (Hungary)
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  113. Umea Univ. (Sweden)
  114. Stockton Univ., Galloway, NJ (United States)
  115. Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD (United States)
  116. Univ. de la República de Uruguay, Trienta y Tres (Uruguay)
  117. Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand)
  118. Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
  119. Estonian Univ. of Life Sciences, Tartu (Estonia)
  120. Kristianstad Univ. (Sweden)
  121. Taiwan Forestry Research Inst., Taipei (Taiwan)
  122. East Stroudsburg Univ., Stroudsburg, PA (United States)
  123. Trent Univ., Petersborough (Canada)
  124. Western Univ., London (Canada)
  125. Tokyo Inst. of Technology (Japan)
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  128. Univ. of Notre Dame, IN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1490565
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1493114
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2375-2548
Publisher:
AAAS
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Tiegs, Scott D., Costello, David M., Isken, Mark W., Woodward, Guy, McIntyre, Peter B., Gessner, Mark O., Chauvet, Eric, Griffiths, Natalie A., Flecker, Alex S., Acuña, Vicenç, Albariño, Ricardo, Allen, Daniel C., Alonso, Cecilia, Andino, Patricio, Arango, Clay, Aroviita, Jukka, Barbosa, Marcus V. M., Barmuta, Leon A., Baxter, Colden V., Bell, Thomas D. C., Bellinger, Brent, Boyero, Luz, Brown, Lee E., Bruder, Andreas, Bruesewitz, Denise A., Burdon, Francis J., Callisto, Marcos, Canhoto, Cristina, Capps, Krista A., Castillo, María M., Clapcott, Joanne, Colas, Fanny, Colón-Gaud, Checo, Cornut, Julien, Crespo-Pérez, Verónica, Cross, Wyatt F., Culp, Joseph M., Danger, Michael, Dangles, Olivier, de Eyto, Elvira, Derry, Alison M., Villanueva, Veronica Díaz, Douglas, Michael M., Elosegi, Arturo, Encalada, Andrea C., Entrekin, Sally, Espinosa, Rodrigo, Ethaiya, Diana, Ferreira, Verónica, Ferriol, Carmen, Flanagan, Kyla M., Fleituch, Tadeusz, Follstad Shah, Jennifer J., Frainer Barbosa, André, Friberg, Nikolai, Frost, Paul C., Garcia, Erica A., García Lago, Liliana, García Soto, Pavel Ernesto, Ghate, Sudeep, Giling, Darren P., Gilmer, Alan, Gonçalves, José Francisco, Gonzales, Rosario Karina, Graça, Manuel A. S., Grace, Mike, Grossart, Hans-Peter, Guérold, François, Gulis, Vlad, Hepp, Luiz U., Higgins, Scott, Hishi, Takuo, Huddart, Joseph, Hudson, John, Imberger, Samantha, Iñiguez-Armijos, Carlos, Iwata, Tomoya, Janetski, David J., Jennings, Eleanor, Kirkwood, Andrea E., Koning, Aaron A., Kosten, Sarian, Kuehn, Kevin A., Laudon, Hjalmar, Leavitt, Peter R., Lemes da Silva, Aurea L., Leroux, Shawn J., LeRoy, Carri J., Lisi, Peter J., MacKenzie, Richard, Marcarelli, Amy M., Masese, Frank O., McKie, Brendan G., Oliveira Medeiros, Adriana, Meissner, Kristian, Miliša, Marko, Mishra, Shailendra, Miyake, Yo, Moerke, Ashley, Mombrikotb, Shorok, Mooney, Rob, Moulton, Tim, Muotka, Timo, Negishi, Junjiro N., Neres-Lima, Vinicius, Nieminen, Mika L., Nimptsch, Jorge, Ondruch, Jakub, Paavola, Riku, Pardo, Isabel, Patrick, Christopher J., Peeters, Edwin T. H. M., Pozo, Jesus, Pringle, Catherine, Prussian, Aaron, Quenta, Estefania, Quesada, Antonio, Reid, Brian, Richardson, John S., Rigosi, Anna, Rincón, José, Rîşnoveanu, Geta, Robinson, Christopher T., Rodríguez-Gallego, Lorena, Royer, Todd V., Rusak, James A., Santamans, Anna C., Selmeczy, Géza B., Simiyu, Gelas, Skuja, Agnija, Smykla, Jerzy, Sridhar, Kandikere R., Sponseller, Ryan, Stoler, Aaron, Swan, Christopher M., Szlag, David, Teixeira-de Mello, Franco, Tonkin, Jonathan D., Uusheimo, Sari, Veach, Allison M., Vilbaste, Sirje, Vought, Lena B. M., Wang, Chiao-Ping, Webster, Jackson R., Wilson, Paul B., Woelfl, Stefan, Xenopoulos, Marguerite A., Yates, Adam G., Yoshimura, Chihiro, Yule, Catherine M., Zhang, Yixin X., and Zwart, Jacob A. Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav0486.
Tiegs, Scott D., Costello, David M., Isken, Mark W., Woodward, Guy, McIntyre, Peter B., Gessner, Mark O., Chauvet, Eric, Griffiths, Natalie A., Flecker, Alex S., Acuña, Vicenç, Albariño, Ricardo, Allen, Daniel C., Alonso, Cecilia, Andino, Patricio, Arango, Clay, Aroviita, Jukka, Barbosa, Marcus V. M., Barmuta, Leon A., Baxter, Colden V., Bell, Thomas D. C., Bellinger, Brent, Boyero, Luz, Brown, Lee E., Bruder, Andreas, Bruesewitz, Denise A., Burdon, Francis J., Callisto, Marcos, Canhoto, Cristina, Capps, Krista A., Castillo, María M., Clapcott, Joanne, Colas, Fanny, Colón-Gaud, Checo, Cornut, Julien, Crespo-Pérez, Verónica, Cross, Wyatt F., Culp, Joseph M., Danger, Michael, Dangles, Olivier, de Eyto, Elvira, Derry, Alison M., Villanueva, Veronica Díaz, Douglas, Michael M., Elosegi, Arturo, Encalada, Andrea C., Entrekin, Sally, Espinosa, Rodrigo, Ethaiya, Diana, Ferreira, Verónica, Ferriol, Carmen, Flanagan, Kyla M., Fleituch, Tadeusz, Follstad Shah, Jennifer J., Frainer Barbosa, André, Friberg, Nikolai, Frost, Paul C., Garcia, Erica A., García Lago, Liliana, García Soto, Pavel Ernesto, Ghate, Sudeep, Giling, Darren P., Gilmer, Alan, Gonçalves, José Francisco, Gonzales, Rosario Karina, Graça, Manuel A. S., Grace, Mike, Grossart, Hans-Peter, Guérold, François, Gulis, Vlad, Hepp, Luiz U., Higgins, Scott, Hishi, Takuo, Huddart, Joseph, Hudson, John, Imberger, Samantha, Iñiguez-Armijos, Carlos, Iwata, Tomoya, Janetski, David J., Jennings, Eleanor, Kirkwood, Andrea E., Koning, Aaron A., Kosten, Sarian, Kuehn, Kevin A., Laudon, Hjalmar, Leavitt, Peter R., Lemes da Silva, Aurea L., Leroux, Shawn J., LeRoy, Carri J., Lisi, Peter J., MacKenzie, Richard, Marcarelli, Amy M., Masese, Frank O., McKie, Brendan G., Oliveira Medeiros, Adriana, Meissner, Kristian, Miliša, Marko, Mishra, Shailendra, Miyake, Yo, Moerke, Ashley, Mombrikotb, Shorok, Mooney, Rob, Moulton, Tim, Muotka, Timo, Negishi, Junjiro N., Neres-Lima, Vinicius, Nieminen, Mika L., Nimptsch, Jorge, Ondruch, Jakub, Paavola, Riku, Pardo, Isabel, Patrick, Christopher J., Peeters, Edwin T. H. M., Pozo, Jesus, Pringle, Catherine, Prussian, Aaron, Quenta, Estefania, Quesada, Antonio, Reid, Brian, Richardson, John S., Rigosi, Anna, Rincón, José, Rîşnoveanu, Geta, Robinson, Christopher T., Rodríguez-Gallego, Lorena, Royer, Todd V., Rusak, James A., Santamans, Anna C., Selmeczy, Géza B., Simiyu, Gelas, Skuja, Agnija, Smykla, Jerzy, Sridhar, Kandikere R., Sponseller, Ryan, Stoler, Aaron, Swan, Christopher M., Szlag, David, Teixeira-de Mello, Franco, Tonkin, Jonathan D., Uusheimo, Sari, Veach, Allison M., Vilbaste, Sirje, Vought, Lena B. M., Wang, Chiao-Ping, Webster, Jackson R., Wilson, Paul B., Woelfl, Stefan, Xenopoulos, Marguerite A., Yates, Adam G., Yoshimura, Chihiro, Yule, Catherine M., Zhang, Yixin X., & Zwart, Jacob A. Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones. United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav0486.
Tiegs, Scott D., Costello, David M., Isken, Mark W., Woodward, Guy, McIntyre, Peter B., Gessner, Mark O., Chauvet, Eric, Griffiths, Natalie A., Flecker, Alex S., Acuña, Vicenç, Albariño, Ricardo, Allen, Daniel C., Alonso, Cecilia, Andino, Patricio, Arango, Clay, Aroviita, Jukka, Barbosa, Marcus V. M., Barmuta, Leon A., Baxter, Colden V., Bell, Thomas D. C., Bellinger, Brent, Boyero, Luz, Brown, Lee E., Bruder, Andreas, Bruesewitz, Denise A., Burdon, Francis J., Callisto, Marcos, Canhoto, Cristina, Capps, Krista A., Castillo, María M., Clapcott, Joanne, Colas, Fanny, Colón-Gaud, Checo, Cornut, Julien, Crespo-Pérez, Verónica, Cross, Wyatt F., Culp, Joseph M., Danger, Michael, Dangles, Olivier, de Eyto, Elvira, Derry, Alison M., Villanueva, Veronica Díaz, Douglas, Michael M., Elosegi, Arturo, Encalada, Andrea C., Entrekin, Sally, Espinosa, Rodrigo, Ethaiya, Diana, Ferreira, Verónica, Ferriol, Carmen, Flanagan, Kyla M., Fleituch, Tadeusz, Follstad Shah, Jennifer J., Frainer Barbosa, André, Friberg, Nikolai, Frost, Paul C., Garcia, Erica A., García Lago, Liliana, García Soto, Pavel Ernesto, Ghate, Sudeep, Giling, Darren P., Gilmer, Alan, Gonçalves, José Francisco, Gonzales, Rosario Karina, Graça, Manuel A. S., Grace, Mike, Grossart, Hans-Peter, Guérold, François, Gulis, Vlad, Hepp, Luiz U., Higgins, Scott, Hishi, Takuo, Huddart, Joseph, Hudson, John, Imberger, Samantha, Iñiguez-Armijos, Carlos, Iwata, Tomoya, Janetski, David J., Jennings, Eleanor, Kirkwood, Andrea E., Koning, Aaron A., Kosten, Sarian, Kuehn, Kevin A., Laudon, Hjalmar, Leavitt, Peter R., Lemes da Silva, Aurea L., Leroux, Shawn J., LeRoy, Carri J., Lisi, Peter J., MacKenzie, Richard, Marcarelli, Amy M., Masese, Frank O., McKie, Brendan G., Oliveira Medeiros, Adriana, Meissner, Kristian, Miliša, Marko, Mishra, Shailendra, Miyake, Yo, Moerke, Ashley, Mombrikotb, Shorok, Mooney, Rob, Moulton, Tim, Muotka, Timo, Negishi, Junjiro N., Neres-Lima, Vinicius, Nieminen, Mika L., Nimptsch, Jorge, Ondruch, Jakub, Paavola, Riku, Pardo, Isabel, Patrick, Christopher J., Peeters, Edwin T. H. M., Pozo, Jesus, Pringle, Catherine, Prussian, Aaron, Quenta, Estefania, Quesada, Antonio, Reid, Brian, Richardson, John S., Rigosi, Anna, Rincón, José, Rîşnoveanu, Geta, Robinson, Christopher T., Rodríguez-Gallego, Lorena, Royer, Todd V., Rusak, James A., Santamans, Anna C., Selmeczy, Géza B., Simiyu, Gelas, Skuja, Agnija, Smykla, Jerzy, Sridhar, Kandikere R., Sponseller, Ryan, Stoler, Aaron, Swan, Christopher M., Szlag, David, Teixeira-de Mello, Franco, Tonkin, Jonathan D., Uusheimo, Sari, Veach, Allison M., Vilbaste, Sirje, Vought, Lena B. M., Wang, Chiao-Ping, Webster, Jackson R., Wilson, Paul B., Woelfl, Stefan, Xenopoulos, Marguerite A., Yates, Adam G., Yoshimura, Chihiro, Yule, Catherine M., Zhang, Yixin X., and Zwart, Jacob A. Wed . "Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones". United States. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav0486. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1490565.
@article{osti_1490565,
title = {Global patterns and drivers of ecosystem functioning in rivers and riparian zones},
author = {Tiegs, Scott D. and Costello, David M. and Isken, Mark W. and Woodward, Guy and McIntyre, Peter B. and Gessner, Mark O. and Chauvet, Eric and Griffiths, Natalie A. and Flecker, Alex S. and Acuña, Vicenç and Albariño, Ricardo and Allen, Daniel C. and Alonso, Cecilia and Andino, Patricio and Arango, Clay and Aroviita, Jukka and Barbosa, Marcus V. M. and Barmuta, Leon A. and Baxter, Colden V. and Bell, Thomas D. C. and Bellinger, Brent and Boyero, Luz and Brown, Lee E. and Bruder, Andreas and Bruesewitz, Denise A. and Burdon, Francis J. and Callisto, Marcos and Canhoto, Cristina and Capps, Krista A. and Castillo, María M. and Clapcott, Joanne and Colas, Fanny and Colón-Gaud, Checo and Cornut, Julien and Crespo-Pérez, Verónica and Cross, Wyatt F. and Culp, Joseph M. and Danger, Michael and Dangles, Olivier and de Eyto, Elvira and Derry, Alison M. and Villanueva, Veronica Díaz and Douglas, Michael M. and Elosegi, Arturo and Encalada, Andrea C. and Entrekin, Sally and Espinosa, Rodrigo and Ethaiya, Diana and Ferreira, Verónica and Ferriol, Carmen and Flanagan, Kyla M. and Fleituch, Tadeusz and Follstad Shah, Jennifer J. and Frainer Barbosa, André and Friberg, Nikolai and Frost, Paul C. and Garcia, Erica A. and García Lago, Liliana and García Soto, Pavel Ernesto and Ghate, Sudeep and Giling, Darren P. and Gilmer, Alan and Gonçalves, José Francisco and Gonzales, Rosario Karina and Graça, Manuel A. S. and Grace, Mike and Grossart, Hans-Peter and Guérold, François and Gulis, Vlad and Hepp, Luiz U. and Higgins, Scott and Hishi, Takuo and Huddart, Joseph and Hudson, John and Imberger, Samantha and Iñiguez-Armijos, Carlos and Iwata, Tomoya and Janetski, David J. and Jennings, Eleanor and Kirkwood, Andrea E. and Koning, Aaron A. and Kosten, Sarian and Kuehn, Kevin A. and Laudon, Hjalmar and Leavitt, Peter R. and Lemes da Silva, Aurea L. and Leroux, Shawn J. and LeRoy, Carri J. and Lisi, Peter J. and MacKenzie, Richard and Marcarelli, Amy M. and Masese, Frank O. and McKie, Brendan G. and Oliveira Medeiros, Adriana and Meissner, Kristian and Miliša, Marko and Mishra, Shailendra and Miyake, Yo and Moerke, Ashley and Mombrikotb, Shorok and Mooney, Rob and Moulton, Tim and Muotka, Timo and Negishi, Junjiro N. and Neres-Lima, Vinicius and Nieminen, Mika L. and Nimptsch, Jorge and Ondruch, Jakub and Paavola, Riku and Pardo, Isabel and Patrick, Christopher J. and Peeters, Edwin T. H. M. and Pozo, Jesus and Pringle, Catherine and Prussian, Aaron and Quenta, Estefania and Quesada, Antonio and Reid, Brian and Richardson, John S. and Rigosi, Anna and Rincón, José and Rîşnoveanu, Geta and Robinson, Christopher T. and Rodríguez-Gallego, Lorena and Royer, Todd V. and Rusak, James A. and Santamans, Anna C. and Selmeczy, Géza B. and Simiyu, Gelas and Skuja, Agnija and Smykla, Jerzy and Sridhar, Kandikere R. and Sponseller, Ryan and Stoler, Aaron and Swan, Christopher M. and Szlag, David and Teixeira-de Mello, Franco and Tonkin, Jonathan D. and Uusheimo, Sari and Veach, Allison M. and Vilbaste, Sirje and Vought, Lena B. M. and Wang, Chiao-Ping and Webster, Jackson R. and Wilson, Paul B. and Woelfl, Stefan and Xenopoulos, Marguerite A. and Yates, Adam G. and Yoshimura, Chihiro and Yule, Catherine M. and Zhang, Yixin X. and Zwart, Jacob A.},
abstractNote = {River ecosystems receive and process vast quantities of terrestrial organic carbon, the fate of which depends strongly on microbial activity. Variation in and controls of processing rates, however, are poorly characterized at the global scale. In response, we used a peer-sourced research network and a highly standardized carbon processing assay to conduct a global-scale field experiment in greater than 1000 river and riparian sites. We found that Earth’s biomes have distinct carbon processing signatures. Slow processing is evident across latitudes, whereas rapid rates are restricted to lower latitudes. Both the mean rate and variability decline with latitude, suggesting temperature constraints toward the poles and greater roles for other environmental drivers (e.g., nutrient loading) toward the equator. These results and data set the stage for unprecedented “next-generation biomonitoring” by establishing baselines to help quantify environmental impacts to the functioning of ecosystems at a global scale.},
doi = {10.1126/sciadv.aav0486},
journal = {Science Advances},
number = 1,
volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {1}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Global distribution of field sites, mean decomposition rates across biomes, and photos of select field sites. More than 500 river-riparian pairs (n = 514 river, n = 533 riparian) were located in approximately 40 countries, on each continent, and spanned more than 140° of latitude. Colors correspond tomore » Earth’s major terrestrial biomes (A). The estimated mean decomposition rates (±95% credible intervals) of cotton strips (kD) varied across biomes in riparian zones (B) and their adjacent rivers (C). Photographs are shown for rivers and zones in temperate broadleaf forests (1), tundra (2), tropical wet forests (3), boreal forests (4), montane grassland (5), and Mediterranean ecosystems (6). Photo credits: Stream 1. Olivier Dangles, Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, IRD, CNRS. Stream 2. Jerzy Smykla, Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences. Stream 3. Luis Hepp, Department of Biological Sciences, Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguay and Missions. Stream 4. Jukka Aroviita, Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE). Stream 5. Scott Tiegs, Department of Biological Sciences, Oakland University. Stream 6. Manuel Graça, MARE—Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, University of Coimbra.« less

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