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DOI 10.1016/j.funeco.2020.100961
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Titel (primär) Community and neighbourhood tree species richness effects on fungal species in leaf litter
Autor Zhang, N.; Bruelheide, H.; Li, Y.; Liang, Y.; Wubet, T. ORCID logo ; Trogisch, S.; Ma, K.
Quelle Fungal Ecology
Erscheinungsjahr 2020
Department BZF; iDiv
Band/Volume 47
Seite von art. 100961
Sprache englisch
Keywords BEF-China; Community tree species richness; Freshly-fallen leaf litter fungi; Next generation sequencing; Neighbour tree species richness; Subtropical forest
Abstract Investigating the effects of individual tree species on fungal species in leaf litter allows a mechanistic understanding of how tree diversity affects the diversity and composition of fungal species at the community level. We collected freshly-fallen leaves of eight focal tree species at four tree species richness levels in a large-scale subtropical forest diversity experiment to estimate tree species richness effects on fungal species diversity and community composition at two spatial scales: at the local tree neighbourhood and at the tree community level. The identity of focal tree species affected both the diversity and composition of the fungal community in freshly-fallen leaves, particularly structuring the composition of both the pathogenic and non-pathogenic fungal community. Furthermore, we found that the effects of community tree species richness on fungal OTU composition were tree species-specific. Besides community tree species richness, the neighbour tree community had significant effects on the structure of the entire fungal community and of functional groups in freshly-fallen leaves. These findings highlight that the response of fungal species assemblages to tree species richness depends on fungal-associated tree species identity, and suggest that heterospecificity of local tree neighbours is an important driver of tree richness effects on litter fungal community.
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Zhang, N., Bruelheide, H., Li, Y., Liang, Y., Wubet, T., Trogisch, S., Ma, K. (2020):
Community and neighbourhood tree species richness effects on fungal species in leaf litter
Fungal Ecol. 47 , art. 100961 10.1016/j.funeco.2020.100961