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dc.contributor.authorWu, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, BJen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, HLen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Gen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorLear, Gen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-17T04:36:19Z
dc.date.available2019-09-17T04:36:19Z
dc.date.copyright2017-01-01en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationFEMS Microbiology Ecology, Volume 93, Issue 3, March 2017, fiw253, https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiw253
dc.identifier.issn0168-6496en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1574-6941en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12824
dc.description.abstractGradients in environmental conditions, including climate factors and resource availability, occur along mountain inclines, providing a ‘natural laboratory’ to explore their combined impacts on microbial distributions. Conflicting spatial patterns observed across elevation gradients in soil bacterial community structure suggest that they are driven by various interacting factors at different spatial scales. Here, we investigated the relative impacts of non-resource (e.g. soil temperature, pH) and resource conditions (e.g. soil carbon and nitrogen) on the biogeography of soil bacterial communities across broad (i.e. along a 1500 m mountain elevation gradient) and fine sampling scales (i.e. along sunny and shady aspects of a mountain ridge). Our analysis of 16S rRNA gene data confirmed that when sampling across distances of < 1000 m, bacterial community composition was more closely related to the aspect of a site than its elevation. However, despite large differences in climate and resource-availability factors across elevation- and aspect-related gradients, bacterial community composition and richness were most strongly correlated with soil pH. These findings highlight the need to incorporate knowledge of multiple factors, including site aspect and soil pH for the appropriate use of elevation gradients as a proxy to explore the impacts of climate change on microbial community composition. NOTE: The publisher regrets that an error was introduced in the values of the color key of figure 2a. These values have now been corrected [Erratum doi: 10.1093/femsec/fix032]en_NZ
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.urihttps://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/93/3/fiw253/2734578
dc.rightsThis is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in [insert journal title] following peer review. The version of record FEMS microbiology ecology, 93(3). is available online at: https://academic.oup.com/femsec/article/93/3/fiw253/2734578
dc.subject16S rRNA; Next-generation sequencing; Micro-climate; Soil microbiology; pH gradient
dc.titleAspect Has a Greater Impact on Alpine Soil Bacterial Community Structure Than Elevationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/femsec/fiw253en_NZ
aut.relation.issue5en_NZ
aut.relation.volume93en_NZ
pubs.elements-id310699
aut.relation.journalFEMS Microbiology Ecologyen_NZ


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