Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange
Speaker: Alexandre Fruleux is Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Botany, Tartu University in the team of adaptive ecology of agricultural landscapes (led by Dr. Jaan Liira).
Title of the talk: Belowground interspecific interactions in European temperate forests
Time: Thursday, 17. October 2019 at 14.15
Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)
Summary: The aim of this work was to study the belowground processes in order to better understand (a) the higher aerial growth of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) in mixed stands, relative to pure ones and (b) the successful invasion of American black cherry (Prunus serotina) in Europe. One key result is the report of ectomycorrhizae in invasive populations of P. serotina and its potential ecological implications.