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FBIP: What are the impacts of global climate change on arid soil microbial communities?

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A broad survey of microbial (bacteria, archaea, fungi and protista) communities along a West-East aridity gradient across South Africa.

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Makhalanyane T (2020): FBIP: What are the impacts of global climate change on arid soil microbial communities?. v1.1. South African National Biodiversity Institute. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=what&v=1.1

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Keywords

Occurrence; Specimen

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Thulani Makhalanyane
Lecturer
University of Pretoria Natural Sciences 2, Office 3-14, Hatfied Campus, Lynwood Road 0028 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 012 4206976

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Thulani Makhalanyane
Lecturer
University of Pretoria Natural Sciences 2, Office 3-14, Hatfied Campus, Lynwood Road 0028 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 012 4206976

Who filled in the metadata:

Thulani Makhalanyane
Lecturer
University of Pretoria Natural Sciences 2, Office 3-14, Hatfied Campus, Lynwood Road 0028 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 012 4206976

Who else was associated with the resource:

Content Provider
Mahlatse Kgatla
FBIP Data Specialist
SANBI 2 Cussonia Avenue 0184 Pretoria Gauteng ZA 0128435196
http://fbip.co.za/contact/

Geographic Coverage

South Africa (Northern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Free State)

Bounding Coordinates South West [-34.814, 16.348], North East [-24.807, 29.839]

Taxonomic Coverage

A broad survey of microbial (bacteria, archaea, fungi and protista) communities along a West-East aridity gradient across South Africa.

Kingdom  Fungi,  Archaea,  Bacteria,  Protista

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-02-19 / 2016-02-23

Project Data

A broad survey of microbial (bacteria, archaea, fungi and protista) communities along a West-East aridity gradient across South Africa.

Title What are the impacts of global climate change on arid soil microbial communities?
Identifier FBIS150516118075
Funding Foundational Biodiversity Information Programme
Study Area Description South Africa (Northern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Free State)

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Thulani Makhalanyane

Sampling Methods

Whole animals where collected

Study Extent South Africa (Northern Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Free State)

Method step description:

  1. Samples will be collected during a field campaign in early 2016, along an aridity gradient (Figure 1: Attachment). The aridity gradient will be sampled from a single lithostratigraphic group (Volksrust Group) to minimise variation due to geology. The landform stretches from West to East across central South Africa, and experiences rainfall, which ranges from approximately 100 mm p.a. to 1000 mm p.a. It mainly runs through the Nama Karoo and the Grassland biomes. One hundred and sixty sampling sites will be selected at regular intervals across the rainfall gradient. These will be identified with the help of national spatial datasets to ensure that the aridity gradient is evenly sampled. Best estimates of annual rainfall for each collecting site will be extracted from national climatological datasets. DNA from the soil samples will be extracted using well-established protocols (13), and subjected to amplicon sequencing analysis as specified in WP 2 (see detailed below). In order to obtain phylogenetic information, tagged amplicon pyrosequencing will be done using known markers. Soil chemistry and respiration assays will be conducted (see detailed below) in order to quantify the levels of carbon along the aridity gradient.

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Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=what