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dc.contributor.authorCutler, Nicken
dc.contributor.authorArróniz-Crespo, Maríaen
dc.contributor.authorStreet, Lorna Een
dc.contributor.authorJones, David Len
dc.contributor.authorChaput, Dominique Len
dc.contributor.authorDeLuca, Thomas Hen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-14T09:56:13Z
dc.date.available2016-10-14T09:56:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-01en
dc.identifier.issn0095-3628
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/260765
dc.description.abstractOur study used a ∼360-year fire chronosequence in northern Sweden to investigate post-fire microbial community dynamics in the boreal bryosphere (the living and dead parts of the feather moss layer on the forest floor, along with the associated biota). We anticipated systematic changes in microbial community structure and growth strategy with increasing time since fire (TSF) and used amplicon pyrosequencing to establish microbial community structure. We also recorded edaphic factors (relating to pH, C and N accumulation) and the physical characteristics of the feather moss layer. The molecular analyses revealed an unexpectedly diverse microbial community. The structure of the community could be largely explained by just two factors, TSF and pH, although the importance of TSF diminished as the forest recovered from disturbance. The microbial communities on the youngest site (TSF = 14 years) were clearly different from older locations (>100 years), suggesting relatively rapid post-fire recovery. A shift towards Proteobacterial taxa on older sites, coupled with a decline in the relative abundance of Acidobacteria, suggested an increase in resource availability with TSF. Saprotrophs dominated the fungal community. Mycorrhizal fungi appeared to decline in abundance with TSF, possibly due to changing N status. Our study provided evidence for the decadal-scale legacy of burning, with implications for boreal forests that are expected to experience more frequent burns over the course of the next century.
dc.description.sponsorshipNatural Environment Research Council (Grant ID: NE/ I027150/1), Royal Geographical Society (Grant ID: SRG 13:13), Trinity College Cambridge
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronicen
dc.languageengen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.subjectProteobacteriaen
dc.subjectAscomycotaen
dc.subjectBasidiomycotaen
dc.subjectBryophytaen
dc.subjectTreesen
dc.subjectFiresen
dc.subjectSwedenen
dc.subjectMicrobiotaen
dc.subjectTaigaen
dc.titleLong-Term Recovery of Microbial Communities in the Boreal Bryosphere Following Fire Disturbance.en
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage90
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameMicrobial ecologyen
prism.startingPage75
prism.volume73en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.5919
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.5919
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-05en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s00248-016-0832-7en
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01en
dc.contributor.orcidCutler, Nick [0000-0003-1746-7769]
dc.identifier.eissn1432-184X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-08-18


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