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Dispersal-mediated trophic interactions can generate apparent patterns of dispersal limitation in aquatic metacommunities

Dino Verreydt, Luc De Meester, Ellen Decaestecker, María-José Villena, Kathleen Van der Gucht UGent, Pieter Vanormelingen UGent, Wim Vyverman UGent and Steven AJ Declerck (2012) ECOLOGY LETTERS. 15(3). p.218-226
abstract
Dispersal is a major organising force in metacommunities, which may facilitate compositional responses of local communities to environmental change and affect ecosystem function. Organism groups differ widely in their dispersal abilities and their communities are therefore expected to have different adaptive abilities. In mesocosms, we studied the simultaneous compositional response of three plankton communities (zoo-, phyto- and bacterioplankton) to a primary productivity gradient and evaluated how this response was mediated by dispersal intensity. Dispersal enhanced responses in all three planktonic groups, which also affected ecosystem functioning. Yet, variation partitioning analyses indicated that responses in phytoplankton and bacterial communities were not only controlled by dispersal directly but also indirectly through complex trophic interactions. Our results indicate that metacommunity patterns emerging from dispersal can cascade through the food web and generate patterns of apparent dispersal limitation in organisms at other trophic levels.
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ecosystem function, indirect effects, dispersal, Bacterioplankton, metacommunity, phytoplankton, productivity, species sorting, trophic cascade, zooplankton, POND METACOMMUNITIES, SPATIAL PROCESSES, DIVERSITY, BACTERIA, DAPHNIA, PHYTOPLANKTON, COMMUNITIES, BIODIVERSITY, ZOOPLANKTON, CLADOCERANS
journal title
ECOLOGY LETTERS
Ecol. Lett.
volume
15
issue
3
pages
218 - 226
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Article
Web of Science id
000299946200006
JCR category
ECOLOGY
JCR impact factor
17.949 (2012)
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1/135 (2012)
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1 (2012)
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1461-023X
DOI
10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01728.x
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English
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A1
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2140586
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2140586
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2012-06-12 13:41:13
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2012-06-28 10:54:57
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  abstract     = {Dispersal is a major organising force in metacommunities, which may facilitate compositional responses of local communities to environmental change and affect ecosystem function. Organism groups differ widely in their dispersal abilities and their communities are therefore expected to have different adaptive abilities. In mesocosms, we studied the simultaneous compositional response of three plankton communities (zoo-, phyto- and bacterioplankton) to a primary productivity gradient and evaluated how this response was mediated by dispersal intensity. Dispersal enhanced responses in all three planktonic groups, which also affected ecosystem functioning. Yet, variation partitioning analyses indicated that responses in phytoplankton and bacterial communities were not only controlled by dispersal directly but also indirectly through complex trophic interactions. Our results indicate that metacommunity patterns emerging from dispersal can cascade through the food web and generate patterns of apparent dispersal limitation in organisms at other trophic levels.},
  author       = {Verreydt, Dino and De Meester, Luc and Decaestecker, Ellen and Villena, Mar{\'i}a-Jos{\'e} and Van der Gucht, Kathleen and Vanormelingen, Pieter and Vyverman, Wim and Declerck, Steven AJ},
  issn         = {1461-023X},
  journal      = {ECOLOGY LETTERS},
  keyword      = {ecosystem function,indirect effects,dispersal,Bacterioplankton,metacommunity,phytoplankton,productivity,species sorting,trophic cascade,zooplankton,POND METACOMMUNITIES,SPATIAL PROCESSES,DIVERSITY,BACTERIA,DAPHNIA,PHYTOPLANKTON,COMMUNITIES,BIODIVERSITY,ZOOPLANKTON,CLADOCERANS},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {218--226},
  title        = {Dispersal-mediated trophic interactions can generate apparent patterns of dispersal limitation in aquatic metacommunities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01728.x},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Verreydt, Dino, Luc De Meester, Ellen Decaestecker, María-José Villena, Kathleen Van der Gucht, Pieter Vanormelingen, Wim Vyverman, and Steven AJ Declerck. 2012. “Dispersal-mediated Trophic Interactions Can Generate Apparent Patterns of Dispersal Limitation in Aquatic Metacommunities.” Ecology Letters 15 (3): 218–226.
APA
Verreydt, D., De Meester, L., Decaestecker, E., Villena, M.-J., Van der Gucht, K., Vanormelingen, P., Vyverman, W., et al. (2012). Dispersal-mediated trophic interactions can generate apparent patterns of dispersal limitation in aquatic metacommunities. ECOLOGY LETTERS, 15(3), 218–226.
Vancouver
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Verreydt D, De Meester L, Decaestecker E, Villena M-J, Van der Gucht K, Vanormelingen P, et al. Dispersal-mediated trophic interactions can generate apparent patterns of dispersal limitation in aquatic metacommunities. ECOLOGY LETTERS. 2012;15(3):218–26.
MLA
Verreydt, Dino, Luc De Meester, Ellen Decaestecker, et al. “Dispersal-mediated Trophic Interactions Can Generate Apparent Patterns of Dispersal Limitation in Aquatic Metacommunities.” ECOLOGY LETTERS 15.3 (2012): 218–226. Print.