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Soil biodiversity supports the delivery of multiple ecosystem functions in urban greenspaces
Year:
2023
Source of publication :
nature ecology & evolution
Authors :
Zaady, Eli
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Volume :
Co-Authors:
  • Kunkun Fan, 
  • Haiyan Chu, 
  • David J. Eldridge, 
  • Juan J. Gaitan, 
  • Yu-Rong Liu, 
  • Blessing Sokoya, 
  • Jun-Tao Wang, 
  • Hang-Wei Hu, 
  • Ji-Zheng He, 
  • Wei Sun, 
  • Haiying Cui, 
  • Fernando D. Alfaro, 
  • Sebastian Abades, 
  • Felipe Bastida, 
  • Marta Díaz-López, 
  • Adebola R. Bamigboye, 
  • Miguel Berdugo, 
  • José L. Blanco-Pastor, 
  • Tine Grebenc, 
  • Jorge Duran, 
  • Javier G. Illán, 
  • Thulani P. Makhalanyane, 
  • Arpan Mukherjee, 
  • Tina U. Nahberger, 
  • Gabriel F. Peñaloza-Bojacá, 
  • César Plaza, 
  • Jay Prakash Verma, 
  • Ana Rey, 
  • Alexandra Rodríguez, 
  • Christina Siebe, 
  • Alberto L. Teixido, 
  • Pankaj Trivedi, 
  • Ling Wang, 
  • Jianyong Wang, 
  • Tianxue Yang, 
  • Xin-Quan Zhou, 
  • Xiaobing Zhou, 
  • Eli Zaady, 
  • Leho Tedersoo 
  • Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
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Abstract:

While the contribution of biodiversity to supporting multiple ecosystem functions is well established in natural ecosystems, the relationship of the above- and below-ground diversity with ecosystem multifunctionality remains virtually unknown in urban greenspaces. Here we conducted a standardized survey of urban greenspaces from 56 municipalities across six continents, aiming to investigate the relationships of plant and soil biodiversity (diversity of bacteria, fungi, protists and invertebrates, and metagenomics-based functional diversity) with 18 surrogates of ecosystem functions from nine ecosystem services. We found that soil biodiversity across biomes was significantly and positively correlated with multiple dimensions of ecosystem functions, and contributed to key ecosystem services such as microbially driven carbon pools, organic matter decomposition, plant productivity, nutrient cycling, water regulation, plant–soil mutualism, plant pathogen control and antibiotic resistance regulation. Plant diversity only indirectly influenced multifunctionality in urban greenspaces via changes in soil conditions that were associated with soil biodiversity. These findings were maintained after controlling for climate, spatial context, soil properties, vegetation and management practices. This study provides solid evidence that conserving soil biodiversity in urban greenspaces is key to supporting multiple dimensions of ecosystem functioning, which is critical for the sustainability of urban ecosystems and human wellbeing.

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DOI :
10.1038/s41559-022-01935-4
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Scopus
Publication Type:
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Language:
English
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63291
Last updated date:
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Creation date:
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Scientific Publication
Soil biodiversity supports the delivery of multiple ecosystem functions in urban greenspaces
  • Kunkun Fan, 
  • Haiyan Chu, 
  • David J. Eldridge, 
  • Juan J. Gaitan, 
  • Yu-Rong Liu, 
  • Blessing Sokoya, 
  • Jun-Tao Wang, 
  • Hang-Wei Hu, 
  • Ji-Zheng He, 
  • Wei Sun, 
  • Haiying Cui, 
  • Fernando D. Alfaro, 
  • Sebastian Abades, 
  • Felipe Bastida, 
  • Marta Díaz-López, 
  • Adebola R. Bamigboye, 
  • Miguel Berdugo, 
  • José L. Blanco-Pastor, 
  • Tine Grebenc, 
  • Jorge Duran, 
  • Javier G. Illán, 
  • Thulani P. Makhalanyane, 
  • Arpan Mukherjee, 
  • Tina U. Nahberger, 
  • Gabriel F. Peñaloza-Bojacá, 
  • César Plaza, 
  • Jay Prakash Verma, 
  • Ana Rey, 
  • Alexandra Rodríguez, 
  • Christina Siebe, 
  • Alberto L. Teixido, 
  • Pankaj Trivedi, 
  • Ling Wang, 
  • Jianyong Wang, 
  • Tianxue Yang, 
  • Xin-Quan Zhou, 
  • Xiaobing Zhou, 
  • Eli Zaady, 
  • Leho Tedersoo 
  • Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo
Soil biodiversity supports the delivery of multiple ecosystem functions in urban greenspaces

While the contribution of biodiversity to supporting multiple ecosystem functions is well established in natural ecosystems, the relationship of the above- and below-ground diversity with ecosystem multifunctionality remains virtually unknown in urban greenspaces. Here we conducted a standardized survey of urban greenspaces from 56 municipalities across six continents, aiming to investigate the relationships of plant and soil biodiversity (diversity of bacteria, fungi, protists and invertebrates, and metagenomics-based functional diversity) with 18 surrogates of ecosystem functions from nine ecosystem services. We found that soil biodiversity across biomes was significantly and positively correlated with multiple dimensions of ecosystem functions, and contributed to key ecosystem services such as microbially driven carbon pools, organic matter decomposition, plant productivity, nutrient cycling, water regulation, plant–soil mutualism, plant pathogen control and antibiotic resistance regulation. Plant diversity only indirectly influenced multifunctionality in urban greenspaces via changes in soil conditions that were associated with soil biodiversity. These findings were maintained after controlling for climate, spatial context, soil properties, vegetation and management practices. This study provides solid evidence that conserving soil biodiversity in urban greenspaces is key to supporting multiple dimensions of ecosystem functioning, which is critical for the sustainability of urban ecosystems and human wellbeing.

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