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Microbes do not follow the elevational diversity patterns of plants and animals

Fierer, Noah; McCain, Christy M.; Meir, Patrick; ZIMMERMANN, M; RAPP, JOSHUA M.; Silman, Miles R; Knight, Rob


The elevational gradient in plant and animal diversity is one of the most widely documented patterns in ecology and, although no consensus explanation exists, many hypotheses have been proposed over the past century to explain these patterns. Historically, research on elevational diversity gradients has focused almost exclusively on plant and animal taxa. As a result, we do not know whether microbes exhibit elevational gradients in diversity that parallel those observed for macroscopic taxa....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology
DOI: 10.1890/10-1170.1
Access Rights: Open Access


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