Environmental changes affect the assembly of soil bacterial community primarily by mediating stochastic processes.

@article{Zhang2016EnvironmentalCA,
  title={Environmental changes affect the assembly of soil bacterial community primarily by mediating stochastic processes.},
  author={Ximei Zhang and Eric R. Johnston and Wei Liu and Linghao Li and Xingguo Han},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={198-207}
}
Both 'species fitness difference'-based deterministic processes, such as competitive exclusion and environmental filtering, and 'species fitness difference'-independent stochastic processes, such as birth/death and dispersal/colonization, can influence the assembly of soil microbial communities. However, how both types of processes are mediated by anthropogenic environmental changes has rarely been explored. Here we report a novel and general pattern that almost all anthropogenic environmental… CONTINUE READING
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