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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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EcolChange-related conference – Biotic interactions and biodiversity patterns across scales

We are glad to announce the first Seminar of Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology on “Biotic interactions and biodiversity patterns accross scales“. The joint seminar with the Department of Botany (University of Tartu), Department of Ecology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Department of Ecology, Environment … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Inga Jüriado about lichen symbiosis

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Inga Jüriado is senior researcher in the team of lichenology at the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Relationships between mycobiont identity, photobiont specificity and ecological preferences in the … Continue reading

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New publication – Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate

Text from emu.ee news The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain Healthy forests play a key role in global … Continue reading

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New publication – Glandular trichomes as a barrier against atmospheric oxidative stress: Relationships with ozone uptake, leaf damage, and emission of LOX products across a diverse set of species

Text from Research in Estonia page (translated from this Novaator article) Study led by scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences indicate that many crops with hairier leaves tolerate ground-level ozone better. The relative content of ground-level ozone in … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Ülo Mander and Jaan Pärn about the global laughing gas balances of organic soils

Seminar of Department of Geography and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ülo Mander is the professor of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology in the University of Tartu, Estonia. Jaan Pärn is is postdoctoral research fellow at Keele University and the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Kadri Koorem about biotic interactions in range-expanding plant species

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Kadri Koorem is postdoctoral researcher of Tartu University at NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands. Title of the talk: Biotic interactions of range-expanding plant species Time: Thursday, 22. March 2017 at 15.15 … Continue reading

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New publication – Homogenization and impoverishment of taxonomic and functional diversity of ants in Eucalyptus plantations

Text Carlos P. Carmona Eucalyptus species are among the most most controversial and frequently used species in forests plantations worldwide. These plantations occupy a huge surface in many countries, with almost 8 millions ha in Brazil alone, where they are … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Maarika Mänd about pollinating strawberries

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Marika Mänd is head of the Chair of Plant Health at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Pollinators in plant protection: hazards and utility possibilities … Continue reading

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