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Eutrophication increases deterministic processes and heterogeneity of co-occurrence networks of bacterioplankton metacommunity assemblies at a regional scale in tropical coastal reservoirs
【Abstract】 Applied a metacommunity framework to study reservoir bacterioplankton communities. The bacterioplankton spatial patterns were dominantly shaped by species sorting. Eutrophication increased heterogeneity of co-occurrence bacterioplankton networks. Larger phytoplankton community variation contributed to deterministic processes. Understanding microbial metacommunity assemblies and the underlying methanisms are fundamental objectives of aquatic ecology. However, little is known about how eutrophication, the primary water quality issue of aquatic ecosystems, regulates bacterioplankton metacommunity assemblies at a regional scale in reservoirs. In this study, we applied a metacommunity framework to study bacterioplankton communities in 210 samples collected from 42 tropical coastal reservoirs in the wet summer season. We found that the spatial pattern of bacterioplankton community composition (BCC) at a regional scale was shaped mainly by species sorting. The reservoir trophic state index (TSI) was the key determinant of bacterioplankton metacommunity assemblies. BCC turnover increased significantly with the TSI differences between sites (∆TSI) when ∆TSI was < 20, but remained at a level of about 80% when ∆TSI was > 20. Compared to oligo-mesotrophic and mesotrophic reservoirs, increased heterogeneity of co-occurrence bacterioplankton networks and bacterioplankton β-diversity were observed across eutrophic reservoirs. We propose that larger variation in phytoplankton community assemblies may play directly or indirectly deterministic processes in controlling the bacterioplankton metacommunity assemblies and became the potential mechanisms behind the observed higher BCC heterogeneity across the eutrophic reservoirs. Our research contributes to a broader understanding of the ecological effects of eutrophication on reservoir ecosystems and provides clues to the management of the tropical coastal reservoirs. Download : Download high-res image (249KB)Download : Download full-size image
【Author】 JiexiangZhanga, YeChena, YongHuoa, JiaGuoa, LinglinWana, ZheLua, Qinglong L.Wubc, ErikJeppesencdef, Bo-PingHana, LijuanRena
【Keywords】 bacterioplankton community, metacommunity approach, species sorting, eutrophication, co-occurrence network, eutrophic reservoirs
【Journal】 Water Research(IF:7.9) Time:2021-07-27
【DOI】 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117460 [Quote]
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