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Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure

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Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure. / Robroek, Bjorn J. M.; Jassey, Vincent E. J.; Kox, Martine A. R.; Berendsen, Roeland L.; Mills, Robert T. E.; Cecillon, Lauric; Puissant, Jeremy; Meima-Franke, Marion; Bakker, Peter A. H. M.; Bodelier, Paul L. E.

In: Journal of Ecology, Vol. 103, No. 4, 07.2015, p. 925-934.

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Robroek, BJM, Jassey, VEJ, Kox, MAR, Berendsen, RL, Mills, RTE, Cecillon, L, Puissant, J, Meima-Franke, M, Bakker, PAHM & Bodelier, PLE 2015, 'Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure', Journal of Ecology, vol. 103, no. 4, pp. 925-934. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12413

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Robroek, B. J. M., Jassey, V. E. J., Kox, M. A. R., Berendsen, R. L., Mills, R. T. E., Cecillon, L., Puissant, J., Meima-Franke, M., Bakker, P. A. H. M., & Bodelier, P. L. E. (2015). Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure. Journal of Ecology, 103(4), 925-934. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12413

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Robroek BJM, Jassey VEJ, Kox MAR, Berendsen RL, Mills RTE, Cecillon L et al. Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure. Journal of Ecology. 2015 Jul;103(4):925-934. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12413

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Robroek, Bjorn J. M. ; Jassey, Vincent E. J. ; Kox, Martine A. R. ; Berendsen, Roeland L. ; Mills, Robert T. E. ; Cecillon, Lauric ; Puissant, Jeremy ; Meima-Franke, Marion ; Bakker, Peter A. H. M. ; Bodelier, Paul L. E. / Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure. In: Journal of Ecology. 2015 ; Vol. 103, No. 4. pp. 925-934.

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title = "Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure",
abstract = "Peatlands are natural sources of atmospheric methane (CH4), an important greenhouse gas. It is established that peatland methane dynamics are controlled by both biotic and abiotic conditions, yet the interactive effect of these drivers is less studied and consequently poorly understood. Climate change affects the distribution of vascular plant functional types (PFTs) in peatlands. By removing specific PFTs, we assessed their effects on peat organic matter chemistry, microbial community composition and on potential methane production (PMP) and oxidation (PMO) in two microhabitats (lawns and hummocks). Whilst PFT removal only marginally altered the peat organic matter chemistry, we observed considerable changes in microbial community structure. This resulted in altered PMP and PMO. PMP was slightly lower when graminoids were removed, whilst PMO was highest in the absence of both vascular PFTs (graminoids and ericoids), but only in the hummocks. Path analyses demonstrate that different plant-soil interactions drive PMP and PMO in peatlands and that changes in biotic and abiotic factors can have auto-amplifying effects on current CH4 dynamics.Synthesis. Changing environmental conditions will, both directly and indirectly, affect peatland processes, causing unforeseen changes in CH4 dynamics. The resilience of peatland CH4 dynamics to environmental change therefore depends on the interaction between plant community composition and microbial communities.",
keywords = "methane, methanogenesis, methanotrophic communities, mid-infrared spectroscopy, pathway analysis, phospholipid fatty acid, plant-soil (below-ground) interactions, pmoA, Sphagnum-dominated peatlands, LONG-TERM, NORTHERN PEATLANDS, BOREAL PEATLAND, CH4 PRODUCTION, SOILS, VEGETATION, OXIDATION, EMISSION, FLUXES, METHANOTROPHS",
author = "Robroek, {Bjorn J. M.} and Jassey, {Vincent E. J.} and Kox, {Martine A. R.} and Berendsen, {Roeland L.} and Mills, {Robert T. E.} and Lauric Cecillon and Jeremy Puissant and Marion Meima-Franke and Bakker, {Peter A. H. M.} and Bodelier, {Paul L. E.}",
year = "2015",
month = jul,
doi = "10.1111/1365-2745.12413",
language = "English",
volume = "103",
pages = "925--934",
journal = "Journal of Ecology",
issn = "0022-0477",
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RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure

AU - Robroek, Bjorn J. M.

AU - Jassey, Vincent E. J.

AU - Kox, Martine A. R.

AU - Berendsen, Roeland L.

AU - Mills, Robert T. E.

AU - Cecillon, Lauric

AU - Puissant, Jeremy

AU - Meima-Franke, Marion

AU - Bakker, Peter A. H. M.

AU - Bodelier, Paul L. E.

PY - 2015/7

Y1 - 2015/7

N2 - Peatlands are natural sources of atmospheric methane (CH4), an important greenhouse gas. It is established that peatland methane dynamics are controlled by both biotic and abiotic conditions, yet the interactive effect of these drivers is less studied and consequently poorly understood. Climate change affects the distribution of vascular plant functional types (PFTs) in peatlands. By removing specific PFTs, we assessed their effects on peat organic matter chemistry, microbial community composition and on potential methane production (PMP) and oxidation (PMO) in two microhabitats (lawns and hummocks). Whilst PFT removal only marginally altered the peat organic matter chemistry, we observed considerable changes in microbial community structure. This resulted in altered PMP and PMO. PMP was slightly lower when graminoids were removed, whilst PMO was highest in the absence of both vascular PFTs (graminoids and ericoids), but only in the hummocks. Path analyses demonstrate that different plant-soil interactions drive PMP and PMO in peatlands and that changes in biotic and abiotic factors can have auto-amplifying effects on current CH4 dynamics.Synthesis. Changing environmental conditions will, both directly and indirectly, affect peatland processes, causing unforeseen changes in CH4 dynamics. The resilience of peatland CH4 dynamics to environmental change therefore depends on the interaction between plant community composition and microbial communities.

AB - Peatlands are natural sources of atmospheric methane (CH4), an important greenhouse gas. It is established that peatland methane dynamics are controlled by both biotic and abiotic conditions, yet the interactive effect of these drivers is less studied and consequently poorly understood. Climate change affects the distribution of vascular plant functional types (PFTs) in peatlands. By removing specific PFTs, we assessed their effects on peat organic matter chemistry, microbial community composition and on potential methane production (PMP) and oxidation (PMO) in two microhabitats (lawns and hummocks). Whilst PFT removal only marginally altered the peat organic matter chemistry, we observed considerable changes in microbial community structure. This resulted in altered PMP and PMO. PMP was slightly lower when graminoids were removed, whilst PMO was highest in the absence of both vascular PFTs (graminoids and ericoids), but only in the hummocks. Path analyses demonstrate that different plant-soil interactions drive PMP and PMO in peatlands and that changes in biotic and abiotic factors can have auto-amplifying effects on current CH4 dynamics.Synthesis. Changing environmental conditions will, both directly and indirectly, affect peatland processes, causing unforeseen changes in CH4 dynamics. The resilience of peatland CH4 dynamics to environmental change therefore depends on the interaction between plant community composition and microbial communities.

KW - methane

KW - methanogenesis

KW - methanotrophic communities

KW - mid-infrared spectroscopy

KW - pathway analysis

KW - phospholipid fatty acid

KW - plant-soil (below-ground) interactions

KW - pmoA

KW - Sphagnum-dominated peatlands

KW - LONG-TERM

KW - NORTHERN PEATLANDS

KW - BOREAL PEATLAND

KW - CH4 PRODUCTION

KW - SOILS

KW - VEGETATION

KW - OXIDATION

KW - EMISSION

KW - FLUXES

KW - METHANOTROPHS

U2 - 10.1111/1365-2745.12413

DO - 10.1111/1365-2745.12413

M3 - Journal article

VL - 103

SP - 925

EP - 934

JO - Journal of Ecology

JF - Journal of Ecology

SN - 0022-0477

IS - 4

ER -