EcolChange seminar – Ave Suija about the (micro)cosmic properties of lichens

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Ave Suija is researcher at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu.

The Lichen as a Microcosm

Time: Thursday, 27. April 2017 at 15.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)


Fungal (though not lichen-forming fungal) art by Peeter Laurits (pic from here)


Lichens are increasingly regarded not simply as dual partnerships between fungi and algae, but as a microcosm comprised of diverse assemblages of specific fungal and microbial lineages. I give a brief overview about recent advances and incorporate some examples from my own work.

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