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Title (Primary) Community and neighbourhood tree species richness effects on fungal species in leaf litter
Author Zhang, N.; Bruelheide, H.; Li, Y.; Liang, Y.; Wubet, T.; Trogisch, S.; Ma, K.;
Journal Fungal Ecology
Year 2020
Department BZF; iDiv;
Volume 47
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T11;
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.
ID 23261
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=23261
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