A conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communities

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622882
Title:
A conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communities
Authors:
Kinnunen, Marta; Dechesne, Arnaud; Proctor, Caitlin; Hammes, Frederik; Johnson, David; Quintela-Baluja, Marcos; Graham, David; Daffonchio, Daniele ( 0000-0003-0947-925X ) ; Fodelianakis, Stylianos ( 0000-0003-2186-6009 ) ; Hahn, Nicole; Boon, Nico; Smets, Barth F
Abstract:
There is a growing interest in controlling-promoting or avoiding-the invasion of microbial communities by new community members. Resource availability and community structure have been reported as determinants of invasion success. However, most invasion studies do not adhere to a coherent and consistent terminology nor always include rigorous interpretations of the processes behind invasion. Therefore, we suggest that a consistent set of definitions and a rigorous conceptual framework are needed. We define invasion in a microbial community as the establishment of an alien microbial type in a resident community and argue how simple criteria to define aliens, residents, and alien establishment can be applied for a wide variety of communities. In addition, we suggest an adoption of the community ecology framework advanced by Vellend (2010) to clarify potential determinants of invasion. This framework identifies four fundamental processes that control community dynamics: dispersal, selection, drift and diversification. While selection has received ample attention in microbial community invasion research, the three other processes are often overlooked. Here, we elaborate on the relevance of all four processes and conclude that invasion experiments should be designed to elucidate the role of dispersal, drift and diversification, in order to obtain a complete picture of invasion as a community process.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Citation:
Kinnunen M, Dechesne A, Proctor C, Hammes F, Johnson D, et al. (2016) A conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communities. The ISME Journal 10: 2773–2775. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2016.75.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
The ISME Journal
Issue Date:
3-May-2016
DOI:
10.1038/ismej.2016.75
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1751-7362; 1751-7370
Sponsors:
This perspective is an outcome of discourses during the cross-institutional projects MERMAID (an initial training network funded by the People Programme—Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007–2013/ under REA grant agreement no. 607492) and the Inter-University Attraction Pole (IUAP) project μ-manager funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO, 305 P7/25). We also acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
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http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v10/n12/full/ismej201675a.html
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dc.contributor.authorKinnunen, Martaen
dc.contributor.authorDechesne, Arnauden
dc.contributor.authorProctor, Caitlinen
dc.contributor.authorHammes, Frederiken
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorQuintela-Baluja, Marcosen
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
dc.contributor.authorFodelianakis, Stylianosen
dc.contributor.authorHahn, Nicoleen
dc.contributor.authorBoon, Nicoen
dc.contributor.authorSmets, Barth Fen
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-15T08:32:14Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-15T08:32:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-03en
dc.identifier.citationKinnunen M, Dechesne A, Proctor C, Hammes F, Johnson D, et al. (2016) A conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communities. The ISME Journal 10: 2773–2775. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ismej.2016.75.en
dc.identifier.issn1751-7362en
dc.identifier.issn1751-7370en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/ismej.2016.75en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622882-
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing interest in controlling-promoting or avoiding-the invasion of microbial communities by new community members. Resource availability and community structure have been reported as determinants of invasion success. However, most invasion studies do not adhere to a coherent and consistent terminology nor always include rigorous interpretations of the processes behind invasion. Therefore, we suggest that a consistent set of definitions and a rigorous conceptual framework are needed. We define invasion in a microbial community as the establishment of an alien microbial type in a resident community and argue how simple criteria to define aliens, residents, and alien establishment can be applied for a wide variety of communities. In addition, we suggest an adoption of the community ecology framework advanced by Vellend (2010) to clarify potential determinants of invasion. This framework identifies four fundamental processes that control community dynamics: dispersal, selection, drift and diversification. While selection has received ample attention in microbial community invasion research, the three other processes are often overlooked. Here, we elaborate on the relevance of all four processes and conclude that invasion experiments should be designed to elucidate the role of dispersal, drift and diversification, in order to obtain a complete picture of invasion as a community process.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis perspective is an outcome of discourses during the cross-institutional projects MERMAID (an initial training network funded by the People Programme—Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions- of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme FP7/2007–2013/ under REA grant agreement no. 607492) and the Inter-University Attraction Pole (IUAP) project μ-manager funded by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO, 305 P7/25). We also acknowledge support from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/v10/n12/full/ismej201675a.htmlen
dc.titleA conceptual framework for invasion in microbial communitiesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalThe ISME Journalen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.en
dc.contributor.institutionEawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Dübendorf, Switzerland.en
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.en
dc.contributor.institutionCenter for Microbial Ecology and Technology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.en
kaust.authorDaffonchio, Danieleen
kaust.authorFodelianakis, Stylianosen
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