EcolChange seminar – Sabrina Träger about species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots in Arctic elevation gradient

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Oct. 12th

Sabrina Träger is a post-doc researcher at the team of macroecology in Tartu University.

Title of the talk: Species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots along an arctic elevation gradient

Time: Thursday, 12. October 2017 at 15.15

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


Typical Arctic elevation gradients (pic from here)


Roots allow interactions between plants and their belowground environment. Such interactions are especially important in ecosystems where plant biomass is dominated by roots, such as the Arctic. However, we are still lacking knowledge about roots and root associated belowground processes. Sabrina will present results of three fundamental root ecological topics analysed among contrasting habitats: belowground plant species richness, root growth heterogeneity, and root contributions to the nitrogen cycle.

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