Fernando T. Maestre
University of Alicante
Publications 281
The research has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation 514 program under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 721995. F.T.M. acknowledges support from the European Research Council grant agreement no. 647038 (BIODESERT).
#1Eleonora Egidi (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 7
#2Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 28
Last.Brajesh K. Singh (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 52
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Despite having key functions in terrestrial ecosystems, information on the dominant soil fungi and their ecological preferences at the global scale is lacking. To fill this knowledge gap, we surveyed 235 soils from across the globe. Our findings indicate that 83 phylotypes (<0.1% of the retrieved fungi), mostly belonging to wind dispersed, generalist Ascomycota, dominate soils globally. We identify patterns and ecological drivers of dominant soil fungal taxa occurrence, and present a map of thei...
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#1Chanda Trivedi (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 6
#2Peter B. Reich (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 133
Last.Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 28
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Under controlled laboratory conditions, high and low ammonium availability are known to favor soil ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB) and archaea (AOA) communities, respectively. However, whether this niche segregation is maintained under field conditions in terrestrial ecosystems remains unresolved, particularly at the global scale. We hypothesized that perennial vegetation might favor AOB vs. AOA communities compared with adjacent open areas devoid of perennial vegetation (i.e., bare soil) via s...
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#1Juan J. Gaitán (INTA: International Trademark Association)H-Index: 13
#2Fernando T. Maestre (URJC: King Juan Carlos University)H-Index: 61
Last.Gabriel Oliva (INTA: International Trademark Association)H-Index: 10
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Drylands contain 25% of the world’s soil organic carbon (SOC), which is controlled by many factors, both abiotic and biotic. Thus, understanding how these factors control SOC concentration can help to design more sustainable land-use practices in drylands aiming to foster and preserve SOC storage, something particularly important to fight ongoing global warming. We use two independent, large-scale databases with contrasting geographic coverage (236 sites in global drylands and 185 sites in Patag...
#1Sergio Velasco Ayuso (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)
#2Gastón R. Oñatibia (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 4
Last.Laura Yahdjian (UBA: University of Buenos Aires)H-Index: 16
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#1Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 28
#2Guilhem Doulcier ('ENS Paris': École Normale Supérieure)H-Index: 3
Last.Brajesh K. Singh (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 52
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#1Jian-Sheng Ye (Lanzhou University)H-Index: 10
#2Mark A. Bradford (Yale University)H-Index: 52
Last.Pablo García-Palacios (URJC: King Juan Carlos University)H-Index: 21
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J.‐S.Y. was funded by the Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research Program (2019QZKK0305) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (lzujbky‐2019‐kb36). This research was supported by the European Research Council (ERC Grant Agreements 242658 [BIOCOM] and 647038 [BIODESERT]). M. D. is supported by a FPU fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (Ref. FPU‐15/00392). P.G.P. acknowledges the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiti...
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#1Carlos Guerra (MLU: Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg)H-Index: 11
#2Anna Heintz-Buschart (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 13
Last.Nico Eisenhauer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 45
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Soils harbor a substantial fraction of the world9s biodiversity, contributing to many crucial ecosystem functions. It is thus essential to identify general macroecological patterns related to the distribution and functioning of soil organisms to support their conservation and governance. Here we identify and characterize the existing gaps in soil biodiversity and ecosystem function data across soil macroecological studies and >11,000 sampling sites. These include significant spatial, environment...
#1Angela Lafuente (URJC: King Juan Carlos University)H-Index: 2
#2Matthew A. Bowker (NAU: Northern Arizona University)H-Index: 24
Last.Fernando T. Maestre (URJC: King Juan Carlos University)H-Index: 61
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