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Record number 552377
Title Soil nematode abundance and functional group composition at a global scale
Author(s) Hoogen, Johan Van Den; Geisen, Stefan; Routh, Devin; Ferris, Howard; Traunspurger, Walter; Wardle, David A.; Goede, Ron G.M. De; Adams, Byron J.; Ahmad, Wasim; Andriuzzi, Walter S.; Korthals, Gerard; Quist, Casper W.; Putten, Wim Van Der; Wilschut, Rutger
Source Nature 572 (2019)7768. - ISSN 0028-0836 - p. 194 - 198.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1418-6
Department(s) Laboratory of Phytopathology
Laboratory of Nematology
PE&RC
Soil Biology
Directie
Biosystematics
EPS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Abstract Soil organisms are a crucial part of the terrestrial biosphere. Despite their importance for ecosystem functioning, few quantitative, spatially explicit models of the active belowground community currently exist. In particular, nematodes are the most abundant animals on Earth, filling all trophic levels in the soil food web. Here we use 6,759 georeferenced samples to generate a mechanistic understanding of the patterns of the global abundance of nematodes in the soil and the composition of their functional groups. The resulting maps show that 4.4 ± 0.64 × 1020 nematodes (with a total biomass of approximately 0.3 gigatonnes) inhabit surface soils across the world, with higher abundances in sub-Arctic regions (38% of total) than in temperate (24%) or tropical (21%) regions. Regional variations in these global trends also provide insights into local patterns of soil fertility and functioning. These high-resolution models provide the first steps towards representing soil ecological processes in global biogeochemical models and will enable the prediction of elemental cycling under current and future climate scenarios
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