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EcolChange seminar – Colin Averill about forest fungi and the future of the Earth

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Colin Averill is a Senior Scientist at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he studies how the soil microbiome affects forest carbon sequestration and forest community ecology. Title of the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Jiska van Dijk about human-wildlife conflicts

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jiska Joanneke Van Dijk is a researcher in NINA – Norwegian Institute for Nature Research Title of the talk: Human-wildlife conflicts or human-human conflicts – what’s in the name? … Continue reading

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EcolChange PhD Conference 2019 “EcolChange in World of Synergies”

Our Center of Excellence will have it´s annual conference in Voore puhkekeskus entitled: “EcolChange in World of Synergies“. It will also have several workshops. (link to conference home page). Registration is open until the end of October (link to registration). … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Alexandre Fruleux about belowground interactions in the forests

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: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Enn Lust about hydrogen infra and fuel cells

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Enn Lust is professor and head of chair of physical chemistry at the Institute of Chemistry, University of Tartu, member of Estonian Academy of Sciences and head of Centre … Continue reading

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New publication – Are stomata in ferns and allies sluggish? Stomatal responses to CO2, humidity and light and their scaling with size and density

Text by Liisa Kübarsepp Recently our lab published a new paper in New Phytologist on the stomatal reactions of ferns and allies. In this paper, we question the overall sluggishness that is assumed of evolutionarily older plants, and study thoroughly … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Adam Frew about how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi impact belowground herbivores

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Autumn is here. Which means seminars are back as well. The apples in Tartu have became extra sweet from night frost. And together with majority of life, mycorrhiza is winterizing. … Continue reading

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New publication – Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition determines the competitive response of two grassland forbs

Anyone can name at least a couple of factors affecting plant growth, be it climate (drought, flooding, hail) or the presence of organisms feeding on plants (birds, insects, mammals, or plant diseases). Some might even think of the nutrients found … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Chun-Neng Wang about how pollinatiors affect plant flower color

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Chun-Neng Wang is associate Professor at Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He studies plant development from genetic … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Jeanalle Eck about microbes that shape plant disease and diversity

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jenalle Eck is post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. She studies plant population and community ecology, with special emphasis on … Continue reading

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