Hydrologic linkages drive spatial structuring of bacterial assemblages and functioning in alpine floodplains

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Freimann, Remo; Bürgmann, Helmut; Findlay, Stuart E. G.; Robinson, Christopher T.;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Microbiology,volume 6 (issn: 1664-302X, eissn: 1664-302X)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01221, doi: 10.3929/ethz-b-000105604, pmc: PMC4630579
  • Subject: ecosystem functions | Hydrologic connectivity; Eigenvector maps; Bacterial community dynamics; Alpine ecosystems; Bacterial functions; Piezometer; Alpine rivers; Floodplains; ARISA; Multivariate data analysis; Ecosystem functioning; Enzyme activity | Microbiology | Original Research | Life sciences | eigenvector maps | hydrologic connectivity | bacterial community dynamics
    • ddc: ddc:570

Microbial community assembly and microbial functions are affected by a number of different but coupled drivers such as local habitat characteristics, dispersal rates, and species interactions. In groundwater systems, hydrological flow can introduce spatial structure and... View more
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