Connecting the multiple dimensions of global soil fungal diversity

Vladimir Mikryukov*, Olesya Dulya, Alexander Zizka, Mohammad Bahram, Niloufar Hagh-Doust, Sten Anslan, Oleh Prylutskyi, Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo, Fernando T. Maestre, Henrik Nilsson, Jaan Pärn, Maarja Öpik, Mari Moora, Martin Zobel, Mikk Espenberg, Ülo Mander, Abdul Nasir Khalid, Adriana Corrales, Ahto Agan, Aída M. Vasco-PalaciosAlessandro Saitta, Andrea Rinaldi, Annemieke Verbeken, Bobby Sulistyo, Boris Tamgnoue, Brendan Furneaux, Camila Duarte Ritter, Casper Nyamukondiwa, Cathy Sharp, César Marín, Daniyal Gohar, Darta Klavina, Dipon Sharmah, Dong Qin Dai, Eduardo Nouhra, Elisabeth Machteld Biersma, Elisabeth Rähn, Erin Cameron, Eske De Crop, Eveli Otsing, Evgeny Davydov, Felipe Albornoz, Francis Brearley, Franz Buegger, Geoffrey Zahn, Gregory Bonito, Inga Hiiesalu, Isabel Barrio, Jacob Heilmann-Clausen, Jelena Ankuda

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How the multiple facets of soil fungal diversity vary worldwide remains virtually unknown, hindering the management of this essential species-rich group. By sequencing high-resolution DNA markers in over 4000 topsoil samples from natural and human-altered ecosystems across all continents, we illustrate the distributions and drivers of different levels of taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity of fungi and their ecological groups. We show the impact of precipitation and temperature interactions on local fungal species richness (alpha diversity) across different climates. Our findings reveal how temperature drives fungal compositional turnover (beta diversity) and phylogenetic diversity, linking them with regional species richness (gamma diversity). We integrate fungi into the principles of global biodiversity distribution and present detailed maps for biodiversity conservation and modeling of global ecological processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbereadj8016
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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