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Data from: Does functional soil microbial diversity contribute to explain within-site plant β-diversity in an alpine grassland and a dehesa meadow in Spain?

Yoseph N. Araya, Maik Bartelheimer, Cipriano J. Valle, Rosa M. Crujeiras & Gonzalo García-Baquero
Questions Once effects of hydrological and chemical soil properties have been accounted for, does soil microbial diversity contribute to explain change in plant community structure (i.e. within-site β-diversity)? If so, at what spatial scale does microbial diversity operate? Location La Mina in Moscosa Farm, Salamanca, western Spain (dehesa community) and Laguna Larga in the Urbión Peaks, Soria, central-northern Spain (alpine grassland). Methods The abundance of vascular plant species, soil Gram-negative microbial functional types and soil...

Data from: The effects of pastoral intensification on the feeding interactions of generalist predators in streams

Caitlin E. Pearson, William O.C. Symondson, Elizabeth L. Clare, Steve J. Ormerod, Esther Iparraguirre Bolaños & Ian P. Vaughan
Land use change can alter trophic interactions with wide-ranging functional consequences, yet the consequences for aquatic food webs have been little-studied. In part, this may reflect the challenges of resolving the diets of aquatic organisms using classical gut contents analysis, especially for soft-bodied prey. We used next generation sequencing to resolve prey use in nearly 400 individuals of two predatory invertebrates (the Caddisfly, Rhyacophila dorsalis, and the Stonefly Dinocras cephalotes) in streams draining land with...

Data from: A hypervariable mitochondrial protein coding sequence associated with geographical origin in a cosmopolitan bloom-forming alga, Heterosigma akashiwo

Aiko Higashi, Satoshi Nagai, Sergio Seone & Shoko Ueki
Geographic distributions of phytoplankton species can be defined by events on both evolutionary time and shorter scales, e.g., recent climate changes. Additionally, modern industrial activity, including the transport of live fish and spat for aquaculture and aquatic microorganisms in ship ballast water, may aid the spread of phytoplankton. Obtaining a reliable marker is key to gaining insight into the phylogeographic history of a species. Here, we report a hypervariable mitochondrial gene in the cosmopolitan bloom-forming...

Data from: Patterns of species relatedness created by competitive exclusion depend on species niche differences: evidence from Iberian Atlantic grasslands

Iñaki Odriozola, Gonzalo Garcia-Baquero, Ana Etxeberria & Arantza Aldezabal
It is commonly assumed that closely related species share more similar niches than do distantly related species, thus limiting their ability to coexist and leading to patterns of phylogenetic over-dispersion. On the contrary, recent theoretical developments argue that competitive exclusion may lead to patterns of either over-dispersion, clustering or randomness, depending on the relative importance of niche differences and interspecific competitive ability differences. In this study, we utilized semi-natural grassland communities to test the hypothesis...

Data from: Radar wind profilers and avian migration - a qualitative and quantitative assessment verified by thermal imaging and moon watching

Nadja Weisshaupt, Volker Lehmann, Juan Arizaga & Mercedes Maruri
1. Radars of various types have been used in ornithological research for about 70 years. However, the potential of radar wind profiler (RWP) as a tool for biological purposes remains poorly understood. The aim of this study is to assess the suitability of RWP for ornithological research questions. 2. A 1290 MHz RWP at the southeastern coast of the Bay of Biscay has been known to exhibit seasonally occurring nocturnal signals attributed to migrating birds....

Data from: Stream nitrogen concentration, but not plant N-fixing capacity, modulates litter diversity effects on decomposition

Alan M. Tonin, Luz Boyero, Silvia Monroy, Ana Basaguren, Javier Perez, Richard G. Pearson, Bradley J. Cardinale, & Jesus Pozo
1. We are facing major biodiversity loss and there is evidence that such loss can alter ecosystem functioning. However, the effects of plant diversity on decomposition – a key component of the global carbon cycle – are still unclear. A recent study suggested that a plant trait – their nitrogen (N)-fixing capacity – could mediate effects of litter diversity on decomposition by means of a microbial transfer of N from N-fixers to non-fixers. 2. We...

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