Examined the effectiveness of introducing microbial communities in altered communities, to recover soil biodiversity and functioning.Hypothesized that priority effects and the biodiversity level of the already-established communities but also of the newly introduced communities are of importance for community assembly and successful restoration.
Type of Study:
Result showed consistent patterns within restoration treatments with minor idiosyncratic effects. This suggests the predominance of deterministic processes and the predictability of restoration trajectories, which could be used to guide the effective management of microbial community assemblages for ecological restoration of soils.
32 treatment combinations were generated, consisting of 8 combinations of inoculum soil type (A or B) and inoculum dilution level (D1, D2, D3, or D4) × four combinations of restoration soil type (A or B) and restoration dilution level (D2 or D3), with n=3 for each combination.
ANOVA, Tukey's HSD, PCA, Modulated modularity clustering, UniFrac based NMDS, Faith's Phylogenetic Diversity, Simpson's index
Response variable :
Differences in gene copy abundance (16S rRNA, AOA and AOB), total nitrogen, ammonium and nitrate concentrations, and α-diversity indexes
Calderón, Kadiya, et al. (2017) Effectiveness of ecological rescue for altered soil microbial communities and functions. The ISME journal 11.1: 272-283.