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Title: The spatial scale dependence of diazotrophic and bacterial community assembly in paddy soil

Abstract

Aim: The factors driving microbial community β-diversity (variation in composition) at different spatial scales yield fundamental insights into the mechanisms that maintain ecosystem biodiversity, which as yet are uncertain. In this work, we explore whether spatial scale-dependent patterns of β-diversity vary between microbial functional groups and bacterial taxa (i.e., diazotrophic and bacterial communities) across local to regional scales (from metres to hundreds of kilometres). Location: Eastern China. Time period: October and November 2015. Major taxa studied: Diazotrophic and bacterial communities. Methods: We use two complementary statistical tools to unveil biotic mechanisms (i.e., species association) underlying variation in β-diversity of diazotrophic and bacterial communities. We examined distance–decay slopes of both communities at the local (1–113 m), meso- (3.4–39 km) and regional (103–668 km) scales. We used an environmentally constrained checkerboard score and topological features of association networks as indices of species association. We then calculated contributions of species association, abiotic factors and geographical distance to explain community β-diversity. The scale-dependent distance–decay relationships were also examined in ubiquitous (high occupancy across samples) and endemic communities of diazotrophs and bacteria. Results: Diazotrophs displayed steeper distance–decay slopes than bacteria, suggesting that the β-diversity of diazotrophic communities was more variable. The distance–decay slopes were dependent on spatial scalesmore » in both communities, owing to different contributions of geographical distance, abiotic factors and species association at three spatial scales. Intriguingly, species association was greater and contributed more to community β-diversity than other forces at the local scale, implying that species association could greatly alter community structures. Main conclusions: Drivers of diazotrophic and bacterial community β-diversity depended on spatial scales, resulting in different distance–decay patterns. Moreover, this was the first study to use two methods to demonstrate that species association played important, but as yet unrecognized, roles in driving spatial scale-dependent β-diversity.« less

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ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [4];  [1];  [5];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [7]
  1. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China). School of Environment, State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control
  2. Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States). Dept. of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Inst. for Environmental Genomics
  3. Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States). Dept. of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Inst. for Environmental Genomics; US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), Parlier, CA (United States). Agricultural Research Service, San Joaquin Valley Agricultural Sciences Center
  4. Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Institute for Environmental Genomics University of Oklahoma Norman Oklahoma
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Nanjing (China). State Key Laboratory of Soil and Sustainable Agriculture, Inst. of Soil Science
  6. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China). School of Environment, State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control; Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK (United States). Dept. of Microbiology and Plant Biology, Inst. for Environmental Genomics; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Earth and Environmental Sciences
  7. Univ. of Helsinki (Finland)
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Chinese Academy of Sciences; State Key Joint Laboratory of Environment Simulation and Pollution Control (China); National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
OSTI Identifier:
1580844
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; XDB15010102; 17L03ESPC; 41430856; 41825016
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Global Ecology and Biogeography
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 28; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 1466-822X
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; bacterial community; β‐diversity; community assembly; diazotrophic community; paddy soil; spatial scale dependence; species association

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Gao, Qun, Yang, Yunfeng, Feng, Jiajie, Tian, Renmao, Guo, Xue, Ning, Daliang, Hale, Lauren, Wang, Mengmeng, Cheng, Jingmin, Wu, Linwei, Zhao, Mengxin, Zhao, Jianshu, Wu, Liyou, Qin, Yujia, Qi, Qi, Liang, Yuting, Sun, Bo, Chu, Haiyan, Zhou, Jizhong, and Soininen, Janne. The spatial scale dependence of diazotrophic and bacterial community assembly in paddy soil. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1111/geb.12917.
Gao, Qun, Yang, Yunfeng, Feng, Jiajie, Tian, Renmao, Guo, Xue, Ning, Daliang, Hale, Lauren, Wang, Mengmeng, Cheng, Jingmin, Wu, Linwei, Zhao, Mengxin, Zhao, Jianshu, Wu, Liyou, Qin, Yujia, Qi, Qi, Liang, Yuting, Sun, Bo, Chu, Haiyan, Zhou, Jizhong, & Soininen, Janne. The spatial scale dependence of diazotrophic and bacterial community assembly in paddy soil. United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12917
Gao, Qun, Yang, Yunfeng, Feng, Jiajie, Tian, Renmao, Guo, Xue, Ning, Daliang, Hale, Lauren, Wang, Mengmeng, Cheng, Jingmin, Wu, Linwei, Zhao, Mengxin, Zhao, Jianshu, Wu, Liyou, Qin, Yujia, Qi, Qi, Liang, Yuting, Sun, Bo, Chu, Haiyan, Zhou, Jizhong, and Soininen, Janne. Mon . "The spatial scale dependence of diazotrophic and bacterial community assembly in paddy soil". United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.12917. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1580844.
@article{osti_1580844,
title = {The spatial scale dependence of diazotrophic and bacterial community assembly in paddy soil},
author = {Gao, Qun and Yang, Yunfeng and Feng, Jiajie and Tian, Renmao and Guo, Xue and Ning, Daliang and Hale, Lauren and Wang, Mengmeng and Cheng, Jingmin and Wu, Linwei and Zhao, Mengxin and Zhao, Jianshu and Wu, Liyou and Qin, Yujia and Qi, Qi and Liang, Yuting and Sun, Bo and Chu, Haiyan and Zhou, Jizhong and Soininen, Janne},
abstractNote = {Aim: The factors driving microbial community β-diversity (variation in composition) at different spatial scales yield fundamental insights into the mechanisms that maintain ecosystem biodiversity, which as yet are uncertain. In this work, we explore whether spatial scale-dependent patterns of β-diversity vary between microbial functional groups and bacterial taxa (i.e., diazotrophic and bacterial communities) across local to regional scales (from metres to hundreds of kilometres). Location: Eastern China. Time period: October and November 2015. Major taxa studied: Diazotrophic and bacterial communities. Methods: We use two complementary statistical tools to unveil biotic mechanisms (i.e., species association) underlying variation in β-diversity of diazotrophic and bacterial communities. We examined distance–decay slopes of both communities at the local (1–113 m), meso- (3.4–39 km) and regional (103–668 km) scales. We used an environmentally constrained checkerboard score and topological features of association networks as indices of species association. We then calculated contributions of species association, abiotic factors and geographical distance to explain community β-diversity. The scale-dependent distance–decay relationships were also examined in ubiquitous (high occupancy across samples) and endemic communities of diazotrophs and bacteria. Results: Diazotrophs displayed steeper distance–decay slopes than bacteria, suggesting that the β-diversity of diazotrophic communities was more variable. The distance–decay slopes were dependent on spatial scales in both communities, owing to different contributions of geographical distance, abiotic factors and species association at three spatial scales. Intriguingly, species association was greater and contributed more to community β-diversity than other forces at the local scale, implying that species association could greatly alter community structures. Main conclusions: Drivers of diazotrophic and bacterial community β-diversity depended on spatial scales, resulting in different distance–decay patterns. Moreover, this was the first study to use two methods to demonstrate that species association played important, but as yet unrecognized, roles in driving spatial scale-dependent β-diversity.},
doi = {10.1111/geb.12917},
journal = {Global Ecology and Biogeography},
number = 8,
volume = 28,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {5}
}

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