Fungi in aquatic ecosystems


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Authors: Grossart, Hans-Peter, Wyngaert, Silke Van den, Kagami, Maiko, Wurzbacher, Christian, Cunliffe, Michael, Rojas Jiménez, Keilor Osvaldo
Format: artículo original
Publication Date:2019
Description:Fungi are phylogenetically and functionally diverse ubiquitous components of almost all ecosystems on Earth, including aquatic environments stretching from high montane lakes down to the deep ocean. Aquatic ecosystems, however, remain frequently overlooked as fungal habitats, although fungi potentially hold important roles for organic matter cycling and food web dynamics. Recent methodological improvements have facilitated a greater appreciation of the importance of fungi in many aquatic systems, yet a conceptual framework is still missing. In this Review, we conceptualize the spatiotemporal dimensions, diversity, functions and organismic interactions of fungi in structuring aquatic food webs. We focus on currently unexplored fungal diversity, highlighting poorly understood ecosystems, including emerging artificial aquatic habitats.
Institution:Universidad de Costa Rica
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Keyword:Fungal biology
Fungal ecology
Microbial ecology
Aquatic ecosystems