Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626758
Title:
Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size
Authors:
Villarino, Ernesto; Watson, James R.; Jönsson, Bror; Gasol, Josep M.; Salazar, Guillem ( 0000-0002-9786-1493 ) ; Acinas, Silvia G.; Estrada, Marta; Massana, Ramón; Logares, Ramiro ( 0000-0002-8213-0604 ) ; Giner, Caterina R.; Pernice, Massimo C.; Olivar, M. Pilar; Citores, Leire; Corell, Jon; Rodríguez-Ezpeleta, Naiara; Acuña, José Luis; Molina-Ramírez, Axayacatl; González-Gordillo, J. Ignacio; Cózar, Andrés; Martí, Elisa; Cuesta, José A.; Agusti, Susana ( 0000-0003-0536-7293 ) ; Fraile-Nuez, Eugenio; Duarte, Carlos M. ( 0000-0002-1213-1361 ) ; Irigoien, Xabier; Chust, Guillem
Abstract:
Global patterns of planktonic diversity are mainly determined by the dispersal of propagules with ocean currents. However, the role that abundance and body size play in determining spatial patterns of diversity remains unclear. Here we analyse spatial community structure - β-diversity - for several planktonic and nektonic organisms from prokaryotes to small mesopelagic fishes collected during the Malaspina 2010 Expedition. β-diversity was compared to surface ocean transit times derived from a global circulation model, revealing a significant negative relationship that is stronger than environmental differences. Estimated dispersal scales for different groups show a negative correlation with body size, where less abundant large-bodied communities have significantly shorter dispersal scales and larger species spatial turnover rates than more abundant small-bodied plankton. Our results confirm that the dispersal scale of planktonic and micro-nektonic organisms is determined by local abundance, which scales with body size, ultimately setting global spatial patterns of diversity.
KAUST Department:
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Marine Science Program; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Citation:
Villarino E, Watson JR, Jönsson B, Gasol JM, Salazar G, et al. (2018) Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size. Nature Communications 9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02535-8.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Communications
Issue Date:
4-Jan-2018
DOI:
10.1038/s41467-017-02535-8
Type:
Article
ISSN:
2041-1723
Sponsors:
This research was funded by the project Malaspina 2010 Circumnavigation Expedition (Consolider-Ingenio 2010, CSD2008-00077) and cofounded by the Basque Government (Department Deputy of Agriculture, Fishing and Food Policy). We thank Simon Benoit for technical assistance in “Marmap”, Maximino Delgado for phytoplankton identification, Angel Borja for useful comments, and the crew of R/V Hesperides and all participants in the Malaspina Expedition for their help and contributions. E.V. was supported by a PhD Scholarship granted by the Iñaki Goenaga−Technology Centres Foundation. This is contribution 835 from AZTI Marine Research Division.
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02535-8
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Articles; Red Sea Research Center (RSRC); Marine Science Program; Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division; Plankton Genomics, part of the Global Ocean Genome Project

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dc.contributor.authorVillarino, Ernestoen
dc.contributor.authorWatson, James R.en
dc.contributor.authorJönsson, Broren
dc.contributor.authorGasol, Josep M.en
dc.contributor.authorSalazar, Guillemen
dc.contributor.authorAcinas, Silvia G.en
dc.contributor.authorEstrada, Martaen
dc.contributor.authorMassana, Ramónen
dc.contributor.authorLogares, Ramiroen
dc.contributor.authorGiner, Caterina R.en
dc.contributor.authorPernice, Massimo C.en
dc.contributor.authorOlivar, M. Pilaren
dc.contributor.authorCitores, Leireen
dc.contributor.authorCorell, Jonen
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Ezpeleta, Naiaraen
dc.contributor.authorAcuña, José Luisen
dc.contributor.authorMolina-Ramírez, Axayacatlen
dc.contributor.authorGonzález-Gordillo, J. Ignacioen
dc.contributor.authorCózar, Andrésen
dc.contributor.authorMartí, Elisaen
dc.contributor.authorCuesta, José A.en
dc.contributor.authorAgusti, Susanaen
dc.contributor.authorFraile-Nuez, Eugenioen
dc.contributor.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
dc.contributor.authorIrigoien, Xabieren
dc.contributor.authorChust, Guillemen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-15T06:10:40Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-15T06:10:40Z-
dc.date.issued2018-01-04en
dc.identifier.citationVillarino E, Watson JR, Jönsson B, Gasol JM, Salazar G, et al. (2018) Large-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body size. Nature Communications 9. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-017-02535-8.en
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-017-02535-8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626758-
dc.description.abstractGlobal patterns of planktonic diversity are mainly determined by the dispersal of propagules with ocean currents. However, the role that abundance and body size play in determining spatial patterns of diversity remains unclear. Here we analyse spatial community structure - β-diversity - for several planktonic and nektonic organisms from prokaryotes to small mesopelagic fishes collected during the Malaspina 2010 Expedition. β-diversity was compared to surface ocean transit times derived from a global circulation model, revealing a significant negative relationship that is stronger than environmental differences. Estimated dispersal scales for different groups show a negative correlation with body size, where less abundant large-bodied communities have significantly shorter dispersal scales and larger species spatial turnover rates than more abundant small-bodied plankton. Our results confirm that the dispersal scale of planktonic and micro-nektonic organisms is determined by local abundance, which scales with body size, ultimately setting global spatial patterns of diversity.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded by the project Malaspina 2010 Circumnavigation Expedition (Consolider-Ingenio 2010, CSD2008-00077) and cofounded by the Basque Government (Department Deputy of Agriculture, Fishing and Food Policy). We thank Simon Benoit for technical assistance in “Marmap”, Maximino Delgado for phytoplankton identification, Angel Borja for useful comments, and the crew of R/V Hesperides and all participants in the Malaspina Expedition for their help and contributions. E.V. was supported by a PhD Scholarship granted by the Iñaki Goenaga−Technology Centres Foundation. This is contribution 835 from AZTI Marine Research Division.en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-02535-8en
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dc.titleLarge-scale ocean connectivity and planktonic body sizeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentMarine Science Programen
dc.contributor.departmentRed Sea Research Center (RSRC)en
dc.identifier.journalNature Communicationsen
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI, Marine Research Division, Txatxarramendi ugartea z/g, 48395, Sukarrieta, Bizkaia, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionAZTI, Marine Research Division, Txatxarramendi ugartea z/g, 48395, Sukarrieta, Bizkaia, Spain. villarino.ernesto@gmail.com.en
dc.contributor.institutionCollege of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, 97331, USA.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstitute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 03824-3525, USA.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstitut de Ciències del Mar, CSIC, 08003, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas, Universidad de Oviedo, Calle Catedrático Valentín Andrés Alvarez, sin número, 33006, Oviedo, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionDepartamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias del Mar y Ambientales, Universidad de Cádiz, Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (CEI-MAR), E-11510, Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía, CSIC, Campus de Excelencia Internacional del Mar (CEI-MAR), E-11510, Puerto Real, Cadiz, Spain.en
dc.contributor.institutionInstituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Canarias, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 38180, Spain.en
kaust.authorAgusti, Susanaen
kaust.authorDuarte, Carlos M.en
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