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Metrics of structural change as indicators of chironomid community stability in high latitude lakes

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dc.contributor.author Mayfield R.J.
dc.contributor.author Langdon P.G.
dc.contributor.author Doncaster C.P.
dc.contributor.author Dearing J.A.
dc.contributor.author Wang R.
dc.contributor.author Nazarova L.B.
dc.contributor.author Medeiros A.S.
dc.contributor.author Brooks S.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-25T20:34:50Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-25T20:34:50Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.issn 0277-3791
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.kpfu.ru/xmlui/handle/net/161830
dc.description.abstract © 2020 Elsevier Ltd Understanding the effects of climate change on ecosystem structure and stability is challenging, especially in high latitude regions that are predicted to experience the largest increases in ambient temperature. Global warming is likely to be a key driver of ecosystem change in freshwater lakes. Increased temperature can positively or negatively affect lake community composition through the loss of cold-adapted taxa and the arrival of temperate or eurytopic taxa. Here, we analyse the likely effects of temperature-induced changes in taxonomic richness and compositional turnover of environmentally-sensitive chironomids (Diptera: Chironomidae) across three regions - northern North America, Norway, and Russia - using existing datasets. Structural parameters (beta diversity, compositional disorder, and network skewness) were applied to model-simulated and empirical chironomid datasets across a large spatial temperature gradient. The analyses of empirical datasets showed changes in community structure across temperature gradients, suggesting varying states of ecosystem stability or instability. The comparison with null models enabled assessment as to whether these stresses agreed with expected patterns due to covarying summer temperature conditions or whether they deviated from expectations suggesting additional stress on the ecosystems. For all three regions, lakes in the mid-temperature range showed most evidence of relative ecosystem stability, with greater beta diversity, compositional disorder, and skewness, unanticipated by the modelled simulations. This is most likely due to more diverse habitats across the ecotone boundaries and additional factors that can influence ecosystem structures. Thus, we show that structural changes typical for ecosystem stability can be detected through changes in community structure across temperature gradients. This is important for understanding how lakes may change under current and future climate change.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Quaternary Science Reviews
dc.subject Beta diversity
dc.subject Chironomids
dc.subject Community structure
dc.subject Compositional disorder
dc.subject Network skewness
dc.title Metrics of structural change as indicators of chironomid community stability in high latitude lakes
dc.type Article
dc.relation.ispartofseries-volume 249
dc.collection Публикации сотрудников КФУ
dc.source.id SCOPUS02773791-2020-249-SID85091601722

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    Коллекция содержит публикации сотрудников Казанского федерального (до 2010 года Казанского государственного) университета, проиндексированные в БД Scopus, начиная с 1970г.

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