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EcolChange seminar – Aurèle Toussaint about traits on global scale

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Aurèle Toussaint is a research fellow in the Macroecology group at the University of Tartu. He is working on the functional diversity and its vulnerability in a context of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Jonne Kotta about climate change, human impacts and marine ecosystems

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jonne Kotta is research director of the Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu. His research focuses on ecological investigations of marine biodiversity in benthic habitats in the Baltic Sea … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Teppo Rämä about Arctic marine fungi

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Teppo Rämä is a mycologist working with Arctic marine fungi since 2010. He took his PhD on the diversity and ecology of driftwood-associated fungi at University of Tromsø – … Continue reading

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New publication – Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity

Text originally posted in University of Queensland (link) Plants that break some of the ‘rules’ of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according to researchers from the University of Queensland and … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Sabrina Träger about landscape-scale genetics of Primula

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Sabrina Träger is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu. Her research focuses on landscape genetics of grassland plant species. Title of the talk: … Continue reading

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Ecolchange seminar – Ivika Ostonen and Biplabi Bhattara talk about grassland warming

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ivika Ostonen is a senior researcher, and Biplabi Bhattarai is PhD student in the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Titles of the talks: “Subarctic grassland ecosystem’s response … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Mander, Pärn & Kasak reflecting about AGU2020 meeting

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ülo Mander, Jaan Pärn and Kuno Kasak all work at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Title of the talk: AGU 2020 – Experiences, Insights and New … Continue reading

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New paper – Predictability of leaf morphological traits for paleoecological reconstruction: the case of leaf cuticle and leaf dry mass per area

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Tiina Tosens We just published a paper about the plausibility of using cuticle thickness in gymnosperms as a proxy for leaf mass per dry area (LMA). It was as the result of a wonderful collaboration … Continue reading

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Tana about moderating a workshop in EcolChange PhD conference

Text by Tana Wuyun A fun experience as one of the workshop moderators in EcolChange PhD Conference 2019 “EcolChange in World of Synergies” Few weeks ago, I gladly participated the annual EcolChange conference in Voore, East Estonia. It went well, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – John Davison about the niches of mycorrhiza

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. John Davison is senior researcher at the Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Tartu. His research addresses the role of biotic interactions in shaping biodiversity. Title … Continue reading

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