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Perez Rocha, M., Bini, L., Domisch, S., Tolonen, K., Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Soininen, J., Hjort, J., Heino, J. (2018) Local environment and space drive multiple facets of stream macroinvertebrate beta diversity. , 45 (12), 2744-2754. doi:10.1111/jbi.13457

Local environment and space drive multiple facets of stream macroinvertebrate beta diversity

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Author: Perez Rocha, Mariana1,2; Bini, Luis M.3; Domisch, Sami4;
Organizations: 1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Finnish Environment Institute, Biodiversity Centre, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Ecology (ICB), Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, GO, Brazil
4Department of Ecosystem Research, Leibniz‐Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Berlin, Germany
5Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
6Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2019061320295
Language: English
Published: John Wiley & Sons, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-11-28
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Abstract

Aim: Understanding variation in biodiversity typically requires consideration of factors operating at different spatial scales. Recently, ecologists and biogeographers have recognized the need of analysing ecological communities in the light of multiple facets including not only species‐level information but also functional and phylogenetic approaches to improve our understanding of the relative contribution of processes shaping biodiversity. Here, our aim was to disentangle the relative importance of environmental variables measured at multiple levels (i.e., local, catchment, climate, and spatial variables) influencing variation in macroinvertebrate beta diversity facets (i.e., species, traits, and phylogeny) and their components (i.e., replacement and abundance difference) in boreal streams.

Taxon: Aquatic macroinvertebrates

Location: Western Finland

Methods: A total of 105 streams were sampled in western Finland, encompassing a geographical extent over 500 km. We analysed variation in the different beta diversity facets and components using distance‐based redundancy analysis and associated variation partitioning procedures. We modelled spatial structures using distance‐based Moran eigenvector maps.

Results: We found that the relative influence of explanatory variables on each diversity facet and component revealed relatively similar patterns. Our main finding was that local environmental and spatial variables generally contributed most to the total explained variability in all facets and components of beta diversity, whereas catchment and climate variables explained less variation in the beta diversity facets at the spatial scale considered in this study.

Main conclusions: Different facets of beta diversity were mainly influenced by local environmental variables and spatial structuring, likely acting through deterministic and stochastic pathways respectively. Identifying the ecological variables and mechanisms that drive variation in beta diversity may be used to guide the conservation and restoration efforts for biodiversity under global change.

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Series: Journal of biogeography
ISSN: 0305-0270
ISSN-E: 1365-2699
ISSN-L: 0305-0270
Volume: 45
Issue: 12
Pages: 2744 - 2754
DOI: 10.1111/jbi.13457
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1111/jbi.13457
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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Funding: M.P.R. thank CAPES Foundation‐Brazil for her full PhD grant (grant number 11877‐13‐8). She also thanks Finnish Environment Institute for receiving her as a visiting researcher, and University of Oulu Geography Research Unit. This research was supported by grants from the Academy of Finland to J. Heino (no. 273557), J. Soininen (no. 273560) and J. Hjort (no. 285040).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 285040
Detailed Information: 285040 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
Copyright information: © 2018 John Wiley & Sons Ltd. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Perez Rocha, M., Bini, L., Domisch, S., Tolonen, K., Jyrkänkallio-Mikkola, J., Soininen, J., Hjort, J., Heino, J. (2018) Local environment and space drive multiple facets of stream macroinvertebrate beta diversity. , 45 (12), 2744-2754. doi:10.1111/jbi.13457. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.