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Global warming will continue even after carbon emissions are reduced

Text from Research in Estonia page (link to the original post) Ülo Mander, a professor of physical geography and landscape ecology at the University of Tartu, says that even though pursuant to the Paris climate agreement less carbon should be … Continue reading

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New publication – Global database of plants with root‐symbiotic nitrogen fixation: Nod DB

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s really a very simple paper! A (relatively little) database containing information about all the plants (on genus level) that fix nitrogen from the soil. Somehow this information has not been available so far in a … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Kitty Gehring about the effects of climate change and invasive species on root-fungi

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Catherine (Kitty) Gehring is based at the Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA. She is visiting the Department of Botany to act as opponent at the PhD defence of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Borja Jimenéz-Alfaro about the biogeography of plant communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Jimenéz-Alfaro is senior postdoctoral researcher at University of Oviedo, Spain. He is visiting the Department of Botany, Tartu University to act as opponent at the PhD defence of Kersti … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Leonardo Magalhães about what affects Amazonian biodiversity

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Leonardo Magalhães is a Brazilian doctorate student and is currently visiting the macroecology team of the Department of Botany Title of the talk: Amazonian biodiversity linked to past and current … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Robert Szava-Kovats about cognitive bias in conservation

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Robert Szava-Kovats is researcher at the macroecology team of the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Conservation biology: a suitable habitat for cognitive bias  Time: Wednesday, 16. May … Continue reading

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New publication – Structural controls on photosynthetic capacity through juvenile‐to‐adult transition and needle aging in Mediterranean pines

Text by Vivian Kuusk Mediterranean pines are known for stress tolerance as they live in harsh environment where shortage of water is very common. All pines, but especially Mediterranean ones grow and keep different looking needles while they are young … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Ignacio Agramonte about landscape structure and ecosystem services

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Ignacio M. Hernández Agramonte is senior specialist at the macroecology team of the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Importance of historical and present landscape structure on the provision … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Alar Astover about soil R&D

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Alar Astover is professor of soil science at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: R&D activities in Chair of Soil Science at the Estonian University … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Riin Tamme about global patterns in plant traits

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Riin Tamme is researcher in the team of macroecology at the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Global patterns in plant traits  Time: Thursday, 19. April 2017 at 15.15 Place: … Continue reading

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