EcolChange seminar – Alexei Tiunov about using stable isotope analysis to decipher the structure of soil food webs

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Oct. 5th and discussion with early career scientists Oct. 6th

Alexei Tiunov is head of Laboratory of Soil Zoology, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution in Moscow, Russia. In his seminar, he will address the following topics: (1) main principles of the ‘isotope ecology’, (2) using stable isotope analysis (SIA) for resolving some long-standing fundamental questions in soil biology, (3) new isotope-based achievements in understanding the trophic structure of soil animal communities, and (4) how SIA can be used to clarify ecological interactions of mycorrhizal fungi.

Title of the talk: Using stable isotope analysis (SIA) to decipher the structure of soil food webs

Time: Thursday, 5. October 2017 at 15.15

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

A. Tiunov will also held a discussion group with graduate students and other early career scientists on Friday, Oct. 6th at 10.30 in the coffee room of Lai 40. Everyone is welcomed!


Soil. If you zoom up enough, you might see the isotopes halflifing… (pic from Wiki)

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