TABLE 1 

Mantel and partial Mantel test results for the correlation between community similarity and environmental and geographic distance

Effect ofControlling forMantel statistic r (P value) fora:
ArchaeaBacteriaFungi
Geographic distance−0.015 (0.657)0.059 (0.012*)0.055 (0.051)
Environmental variables−0.044 (0.738)0.010 (0.398)0.109 (0.010**)
Geographic distanceEnvironmental variables0.012 (0.370)0.054 (0.011*)0.056 (0.016*)
Environmental variablesGeographic distance−0.043 (0.738)0.026 (0.234)0.012 (0.314)
  • a Statistical significance was tested based on 9,999 permutations. *, P < 0.05; **, P < 0.01.