publication . Article . 2016

Stream Biofilm Responses to Flow Intermittency: From Cells to Ecosystems

Sergi eSabater; Sergi eSabater; Xisca eTimoner; Carles eBorrego; Carles eBorrego; Vicenç eAcuña;
Open Access
  • Published: 08 Mar 2016 Journal: Frontiers in Environmental Science, volume 4 (eissn: 2296-665X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Temporary streams are characterized by the alternation of dry and wet hydrological phases, creating both a harsh environment for the biota as well as a high diversity of opportunities for adaptation. These systems are mainly microbial-based during several of these hydrological phases, and those growing on all solid substrata (biofilms) accordingly change their physical structure and community composition. Biofilms experience large decreases in cell densities and biomass, both of bacteria and algae, during dryness. Algal and bacterial communities show remarkable decreases in their diversity, at least locally (at the habitat scale). Biofilms also respond with sign...
Subjects
free text keywords: Biofilms, Ecologia microbiana, Microbial ecology, Bacteris, Algues, Ecosystem, Primary production, Algae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Biomass, Ecosystem respiration, Biofilm, Biota, Organic matter, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Ecology, Bacteria, Stream, Intermittency, Temporary, Algae., Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Environmental Science, dry-rewetting cycle, Mediterranean
Funded by
EC| GLOBAQUA
Project
GLOBAQUA
MANAGING THE EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE STRESSORS ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS UNDER WATER SCARCITY
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 603629
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
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Barceló D. Sabater S. (2010). Water quality and assessment under scarcity. Prospects and challenges in Mediterranean watersheds. J. Hydrol. 383, 1–4. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.01.010 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Barthès A. Ten-Hage L. Lamy A. Rols J. L. Leflaive J. (2015). Resilience of aggregated microbial communities subjected to drought–small-scale studies. Microb. Ecol. 70, 9–20. 10.1007/s00248-014-0532-0 25403110 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Battin T. J. Wille A. Sattler B. Psenner R. (2001). Phylogenetic and functional heterogeneity of sediment biofilms along environmental gradients in a glacial stream. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67, 799–807. 10.1128/AEM.67.2.799-807.2001 11157246 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Belnap J. Lange O. L. (eds.) (2003). Structure and functioning of biological soil crusts: a synthesis, in Biololgical Soil Crusts: Structure, Function, and Management (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), 471–479. [OpenAIRE]

Belnap J. Welter J. R. Grimm N. B. Barger N. Ludwig J. A. (2005). Linkages between microbial and hydrologic processes in arid and semiarid watersheds. Ecology 86, 298–307. 10.1890/03-0567 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Boulton A. J. (2003). Parall els and contrasts in the effects of drought on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages. Freshwat. Biol. 48, 1173–1185. 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01084.x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Besemer K. Hödl I. Singer G. Battin T. J. (2009). Architectural differentiation reflects bacterial community structure in stream biofilms. ISME J. 3, 1318–1324. 10.1038/ismej.2009.73 19571890 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bonada N. Resh V. (2013). Mediterranean-climate streams and rivers: geographically separated but ecological comparable freshwater systems. Hydrobiologia 719, 1–29. 10.1007/s10750-013-1634-2 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

81 references, page 1 of 6
Abstract
Temporary streams are characterized by the alternation of dry and wet hydrological phases, creating both a harsh environment for the biota as well as a high diversity of opportunities for adaptation. These systems are mainly microbial-based during several of these hydrological phases, and those growing on all solid substrata (biofilms) accordingly change their physical structure and community composition. Biofilms experience large decreases in cell densities and biomass, both of bacteria and algae, during dryness. Algal and bacterial communities show remarkable decreases in their diversity, at least locally (at the habitat scale). Biofilms also respond with sign...
Subjects
free text keywords: Biofilms, Ecologia microbiana, Microbial ecology, Bacteris, Algues, Ecosystem, Primary production, Algae, biology.organism_classification, biology, Biomass, Ecosystem respiration, Biofilm, Biota, Organic matter, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Ecology, Bacteria, Stream, Intermittency, Temporary, Algae., Environmental sciences, GE1-350, Environmental Science, dry-rewetting cycle, Mediterranean
Funded by
EC| GLOBAQUA
Project
GLOBAQUA
MANAGING THE EFFECTS OF MULTIPLE STRESSORS ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS UNDER WATER SCARCITY
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 603629
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP1 | ENV
81 references, page 1 of 6

Acuña V. Datry T. Marshall J. Barceló D. Dahm C. N. Ginebreda A. . (2014). Why should we care about temporary waterways? Science 343, 1080–1081. 10.1126/science.1246666 24604183 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Acuña V. Casellas M. Corcoll N. Timoner X. Sabater S. (2015). Increasing duration of flow intermittency in temporary waterways promotes heterotrophy. Freshw. Biol. 60, 1810–1823. 10.1111/fwb.12612 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Amalfitano S. Fazi S. Zoppini A. Caracciolo A. B. Grenni P. Puddu A. (2008). Responses of benthic bacteria to experimental drying in sediments from Mediterranean temporary rivers. Microb. Ecol. 55, 270–279. 10.1007/s00248-007-9274-6 17603744 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Angel R. Claus P. Conrad R. (2012). Methanogenic archaea are globally ubiquitous in aerated soils and become active under wet anoxic conditions. ISME J. 6, 847–862. 10.1038/ismej.2011.141 22071343 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Arscott D. B. Larned S. T. Scarsbrook M. R. Lambert P. (2010). Aquatic invertebrate community structure along an intermittence gradient: Selwyn River, New Zealand. J. N. Am. Benthol. Soc. 29, 530–545. 10.1899/08-124.1 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Austin B. J. Strauss E. A. (2011). Nitrification and denitrification response to varying periods of desiccation and inundation in a western Kansas stream. Hydrobiologia 658, 183–195. 10.1007/s10750-010-0462-x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Baldwin D. S. Mitchell A. M. (2000). The effects of drying and re-flooding on the sediment and soil nutrient dynamics of lowland river-floodplain systems: a synthesis. Regul. Rivers Res. Mgmt. 16, 457–467. 10.1002/1099-1646(200009/10)16:5<457::AID-RRR597>3.0.CO;2-B [DOI]

Barceló D. Sabater S. (2010). Water quality and assessment under scarcity. Prospects and challenges in Mediterranean watersheds. J. Hydrol. 383, 1–4. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2010.01.010 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Barthès A. Ten-Hage L. Lamy A. Rols J. L. Leflaive J. (2015). Resilience of aggregated microbial communities subjected to drought–small-scale studies. Microb. Ecol. 70, 9–20. 10.1007/s00248-014-0532-0 25403110 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Battin T. J. Wille A. Sattler B. Psenner R. (2001). Phylogenetic and functional heterogeneity of sediment biofilms along environmental gradients in a glacial stream. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 67, 799–807. 10.1128/AEM.67.2.799-807.2001 11157246 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Belnap J. Lange O. L. (eds.) (2003). Structure and functioning of biological soil crusts: a synthesis, in Biololgical Soil Crusts: Structure, Function, and Management (Berlin: Springer-Verlag), 471–479. [OpenAIRE]

Belnap J. Welter J. R. Grimm N. B. Barger N. Ludwig J. A. (2005). Linkages between microbial and hydrologic processes in arid and semiarid watersheds. Ecology 86, 298–307. 10.1890/03-0567 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Boulton A. J. (2003). Parall els and contrasts in the effects of drought on stream macroinvertebrate assemblages. Freshwat. Biol. 48, 1173–1185. 10.1046/j.1365-2427.2003.01084.x [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

Besemer K. Hödl I. Singer G. Battin T. J. (2009). Architectural differentiation reflects bacterial community structure in stream biofilms. ISME J. 3, 1318–1324. 10.1038/ismej.2009.73 19571890 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Bonada N. Resh V. (2013). Mediterranean-climate streams and rivers: geographically separated but ecological comparable freshwater systems. Hydrobiologia 719, 1–29. 10.1007/s10750-013-1634-2 [OpenAIRE] [DOI]

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publication . Article . 2016

Stream Biofilm Responses to Flow Intermittency: From Cells to Ecosystems

Sergi eSabater; Sergi eSabater; Xisca eTimoner; Carles eBorrego; Carles eBorrego; Vicenç eAcuña;