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Title: A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns

Abstract

The evolutionary and environmental factors that shape fungal biogeography are incompletely understood. Here, we assemble a large dataset consisting of previously generated mycobiome data linked to specific geographical locations across the world. We use this dataset to describe the distribution of fungal taxa and to look for correlations with different environmental factors such as climate, soil and vegetation variables. Our meta-study identifies climate as an important driver of different aspects of fungal biogeography, including the global distribution of common fungi as well as the composition and diversity of fungal communities. In our analysis, fungal diversity is concentrated at high latitudes, in contrast with the opposite pattern previously shown for plants and other organisms. Mycorrhizal fungi appear to have narrower climatic tolerances than pathogenic fungi. We speculate that climate change could affect ecosystem functioning because of the narrow climatic tolerances of key fungal taxa.

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  1. Czech Academy of Science, Prague (Czech Republic)
  2. Czech Academy of Science, Prague (Czech Republic); Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic)
  3. Czech Academy of Science, Prague (Czech Republic); Czech Univ. of Life Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic)
  4. Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic); Czech Academy of Science, Prague (Czech Republic); Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark); Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)
  5. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
  6. Stanford Univ., CA (United States)
  7. Gladstone Inst., San Francisco, CA (United States)
  8. Charles Univ., Prague (Czech Republic); Czech Academy of Science, Prague (Czech Republic); Univ. of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); Czech Science Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1591829
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-05CH11231; 18-26191S; 785799]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 10; Journal Issue: 1]; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; biodiversity; climate-change ecology; fungal ecology; microbial ecology

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Větrovský, Tomáš, Kohout, Petr, Kopecký, Martin, Machac, Antonin, Man, Matěj, Bahnmann, Barbara Doreen, Brabcová, Vendula, Choi, Jinlyung, Meszárošová, Lenka, Human, Zander Rainier, Lepinay, Clémentine, Lladó, Salvador, López-Mondéjar, Rubén, Martinović, Tijana, Mašínová, Tereza, Morais, Daniel, Navrátilová, Diana, Odriozola, Iñaki, Štursová, Martina, Švec, Karel, Tláskal, Vojtěch, Urbanová, Michaela, Wan, Joe, Žifčáková, Lucia, Howe, Adina, Ladau, Joshua, Peay, Kabir Gabriel, Storch, David, Wild, Jan, and Baldrian, Petr. A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13164-8.
Větrovský, Tomáš, Kohout, Petr, Kopecký, Martin, Machac, Antonin, Man, Matěj, Bahnmann, Barbara Doreen, Brabcová, Vendula, Choi, Jinlyung, Meszárošová, Lenka, Human, Zander Rainier, Lepinay, Clémentine, Lladó, Salvador, López-Mondéjar, Rubén, Martinović, Tijana, Mašínová, Tereza, Morais, Daniel, Navrátilová, Diana, Odriozola, Iñaki, Štursová, Martina, Švec, Karel, Tláskal, Vojtěch, Urbanová, Michaela, Wan, Joe, Žifčáková, Lucia, Howe, Adina, Ladau, Joshua, Peay, Kabir Gabriel, Storch, David, Wild, Jan, & Baldrian, Petr. A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns. United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13164-8.
Větrovský, Tomáš, Kohout, Petr, Kopecký, Martin, Machac, Antonin, Man, Matěj, Bahnmann, Barbara Doreen, Brabcová, Vendula, Choi, Jinlyung, Meszárošová, Lenka, Human, Zander Rainier, Lepinay, Clémentine, Lladó, Salvador, López-Mondéjar, Rubén, Martinović, Tijana, Mašínová, Tereza, Morais, Daniel, Navrátilová, Diana, Odriozola, Iñaki, Štursová, Martina, Švec, Karel, Tláskal, Vojtěch, Urbanová, Michaela, Wan, Joe, Žifčáková, Lucia, Howe, Adina, Ladau, Joshua, Peay, Kabir Gabriel, Storch, David, Wild, Jan, and Baldrian, Petr. Wed . "A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns". United States. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13164-8. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1591829.
@article{osti_1591829,
title = {A meta-analysis of global fungal distribution reveals climate-driven patterns},
author = {Větrovský, Tomáš and Kohout, Petr and Kopecký, Martin and Machac, Antonin and Man, Matěj and Bahnmann, Barbara Doreen and Brabcová, Vendula and Choi, Jinlyung and Meszárošová, Lenka and Human, Zander Rainier and Lepinay, Clémentine and Lladó, Salvador and López-Mondéjar, Rubén and Martinović, Tijana and Mašínová, Tereza and Morais, Daniel and Navrátilová, Diana and Odriozola, Iñaki and Štursová, Martina and Švec, Karel and Tláskal, Vojtěch and Urbanová, Michaela and Wan, Joe and Žifčáková, Lucia and Howe, Adina and Ladau, Joshua and Peay, Kabir Gabriel and Storch, David and Wild, Jan and Baldrian, Petr},
abstractNote = {The evolutionary and environmental factors that shape fungal biogeography are incompletely understood. Here, we assemble a large dataset consisting of previously generated mycobiome data linked to specific geographical locations across the world. We use this dataset to describe the distribution of fungal taxa and to look for correlations with different environmental factors such as climate, soil and vegetation variables. Our meta-study identifies climate as an important driver of different aspects of fungal biogeography, including the global distribution of common fungi as well as the composition and diversity of fungal communities. In our analysis, fungal diversity is concentrated at high latitudes, in contrast with the opposite pattern previously shown for plants and other organisms. Mycorrhizal fungi appear to have narrower climatic tolerances than pathogenic fungi. We speculate that climate change could affect ecosystem functioning because of the narrow climatic tolerances of key fungal taxa.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-019-13164-8},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = [1],
volume = [10],
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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