EcolChange seminar – Triin Reitalu about historical plant diversity analysis based on pollen data

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange


Dr. Triin Reitalu is senior researcher at the Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology. She works on the functional and phylogenetic diversity in sedimentary pollen and plant macrofossil data. Triin Reitalu was once a member of our Department during her bachelor and master studies as well as a research fellow and is still collaborating with colleagues from the Department.

Title of the talk: Reconstructing past plant diversity with the help of pollen data

Time: Thursday, 8. October 2020 at 14.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium), or virtual link in the MS Teams group.

Summary: Pollen that is preserved in lake and mire sediments provides information about millennial-scale vegetation changes. Associations between pollen and plant data in current landscapes can be used to better understand the problems and possibilities in sediment pollen interpretation. Exploring different biodiversity indicators such as functional and phylogenetic diversity with the help of pollen data offers new perspectives on palaeoecological diversity reconstructions.

For everyone to stay as healthy as possible, please be reminded that wearing a face mask is mandatory. Please bring your own mask. Most importantly, don’t attend when you feel sick.

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