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Our share of most influencal scientist

Text by Lauri Laanisto Last week Clarivate Analytics released it´s annual list of top researchers – the ones that are considered most influential among their discipline (link to methodology). Estonia had altogether 7 scientist in that list (compared with last … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Andy Taylor about Scotland’s forgotten Kingdom

Joint Seminar of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology Centre of Excellence EcolChange Andy Taylor is fungal ecologist at the James Hutton Institute, Scotland. He visits Department of Botany as an opponent at PhD defence of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Annika Meitern about the daily dynamics of aspen´s physiological traits

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Annika Meitern is PhD student at the Department of botany. Title of the talk: Daily dynamics of xylem sap properties and plant hydraulic traits in hybrid aspen Time: Thursday, 16. November … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminars – There´s more than one next week!

Next week, on Thursday, there will be two EcolChange seminars with altogether three presentations. At first there is the seminar in the Department of Geography, and then, overlappingly, in the Department of Botany. ——————————————————————————————————————————- Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and … Continue reading

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New paper published – Think globally, research locally: emerging opportunities for mycorrhizal research in South America

Text by Guillermo Bueno Two members of the plant ecology team led by Martin Zobel (Maarja Öpik and Guillermo Bueno) were invited as keynote speakers to a symposium on „Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America“ in Valdivia, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lauri Laanisto about intraspecific trait variability in plants

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Lauri Laanisto is senior researcher of macroecology at Estonian University of Life Sciences Title of the talk: Intraspecific trait variability – what, why, and maybe even a little how Time: Thursday, … Continue reading

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New paper published – Niche differentiation and expansion of plant species are associated with mycorrhizal symbiosis

Text by Maret Gerz Mycorrhizal symbiosis affects the realized niches of plant species Mechanisms of coexistence has fascinated ecologists for a long time and one of the proposed ways is minimizing competition by niche differentiation. According to this, to coexist, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lei Yang about wetland analysis

Centre of Excellence EcolChange and PhD/MSc students seminar of Department of Geography Speaker: Prof. Lei Yang,  National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Title of the talk: Comparison Analysis of Blue Carbon Sink Effects between Salty Constructed Wetlands and Natural Coastal Wetlands … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Gordon McNickle about plant foraging games

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange. Gordon McNickle is professor at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He visits Department of Botany as an opponent at PhD defence of Sirgi Saar on October 26th, at 13.15 in Vaga … Continue reading

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New publications – two papers about new species of fungi

Text by Lauri Laanisto The scope of our Centre of Excellence is indeed wide, stretching occasionally to systematics and taxonomy. Here are two rather fresh papers about new species of fungi (though, with fungi things are usually not too fresh…) … Continue reading

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