Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4339–4350, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4339-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 4339–4350, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-4339-2022
Data description paper
22 Sep 2022
Data description paper | 22 Sep 2022

The biogeography of relative abundance of soil fungi versus bacteria in surface topsoil

Kailiang Yu et al.

Data sets

A global map of relative abundance of soil fungi and bacteria in top surface soil Kailiang Yu https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19556419.v1

Model code and software

Biogeography-of-soil-microbes Kailiang Yu https://github.com/KailiangYu/Biogeography-of-soil-microbes.git

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Short summary
We used a global-scale dataset for the surface topsoil (>3000 distinct observations of abundance of soil fungi versus bacteria) to generate the first quantitative map of soil fungal proportion across terrestrial ecosystems. We reveal striking latitudinal trends. Fungi dominated in regions with low mean annual temperature (MAT) and net primary productivity (NPP) and bacteria dominated in regions with high MAT and NPP.