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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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EcolChange seminar – Aveliina Helm about everyone’s nature conservation

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Aveliina Helm is senior researcher at macroecology workgroup of the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Everyone’s nature conservation – what it is and why it is needed? Time: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Üllas Erlich about economic evaluation of nature

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Üllas Ehrlich is professor of environmental economics at the School of Business and Governance of Tallinn University of Technology. Title of the talk: Economic evaluation of non-market values of … Continue reading

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New publication – Effects of land use on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in Estonia

Text by Siim-Kaarel Sepp The type and intensity of land use are important drivers of local aboveground biodiversity. The same holds for arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, but most research effort has been put into natural or, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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Ülo Niinemets receives the national research award

Text excerpts from Research in Estonia Last week, the Government of the Republic announced this year’s laureates of the national research awards. ERR Novaator has compiled an overview of what these scientists do. Award in the field of geology and … Continue reading

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New publication – More bang for the buck? Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities be characterized adequately alongside other fungi using general fungal primers?

Text by Maarja Öpik How to measure things? How to measure biodiversity? For organisms which are visible to human eye, detecting them is not an issue, though identifying the species might be. The situation is fully different for organisms we … Continue reading

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New paper published – Two Closely Related Species Differ in their Regional Genetic Differentiation Despite Admixing

Text by Lisanna Schmidt Genetic differences between regions are usually studied for individual species. However, many species can reproduce with each other. We studied whether gene flow between two closely related sedge species influences regional differences. Our molecular genetic data … Continue reading

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