Journal article

Contrasting Soil Bacterial and Fungal Communities between the Swamp and Upland in the Boreal Forest and their Biogeographic Distribution Patterns

Jing Li, Hang-Wei Hu, Zhang-Jie Cai, Yin-Ru Lei, Man-Yin Zhang, Wei Li, Jun-Tao Wang

Wetlands | Springer | Published : 2019

Abstract

Boreal forest encompasses approximately 30% of the terrestrial carbon (C) storage, representing an important hotspot of C transformations mediated by soil microbial communities in the changing environment. However, our understanding of the microbial community characteristics and the core components of soil microbiome in different succession scenarios of boreal forest is still limited. Here, we compared the diversity, activities and community composition of both bacteria and fungi between upland and swamp boreal forest soils. The microbial diversity and activity were remarkably lower in swamp than upland soils. The bacterial and fungal community compositions were significantly different betwe..

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Grants

Awarded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Non-profit Research Institution of Chinese Academy of Forestry


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Non-profit Research Institution of Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAFYBB2016QA020) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 41601577). We thank Dr. Zongming Li for his generous help in edaphic property analysis. We are also grateful for proofreading of the paper by Dr. Phillip Chalk.