Author Archives: laanisto

New paper published – Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Text and graph by Tiina Tosens In the world-wide leaf economics spectrum (Wright et al. 2004, Nature) variability of three key traits: photosynthesis rate, leaf nitrogen content, and leaf dry mass per area of 2500 species (from study sites with … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Sabrina Träger about species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots in Arctic elevation gradient

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Oct. 12th Sabrina Träger is a post-doc researcher at the team of macroecology in Tartu University. Title of the talk: Species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots along an arctic … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Joao Carlos Bespalhok about the production chain of sugarcane in Brazil

Seminar of Chair of Field Crop in Estonian University of Life Sciences and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange This week we have a quest giving seminar: professor Joao Carlos Bespalhok from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil. He´ll … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Alexei Tiunov about using stable isotope analysis to decipher the structure of soil food webs

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Oct. 5th and discussion with early career scientists Oct. 6th Alexei Tiunov is head of Laboratory of Soil Zoology, A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution in Moscow, Russia. In … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Valentina Zolotarjova about nonmetric multidimensional scaling

Seminar of Chair of Field Crop and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Valentina Zolotarjova is PhD student and junior research fellow in the Chair of Field Crop and Plant Biology. Title of the talk: Introduction to NMS (Nonmetric multidimensional scaling) … Continue reading

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EcolChange-related conference – Plant Phenotyping Forum

There will be another EcolChange-related conference in Tartu soon. This time it´s about plant phenotyping. Title: Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community (link to conference page) Time and place: 22-24 November, Tartu, Estonia Participation: Registration is for free … Continue reading

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EcolChange conference: Ecology and Global Change

It´s time for a little afternoon-conference of our Centre of Exellence. Full title: Ecology of GlobalChange: Natural and Managed Ecosystems Link to registration Time: Thursday, 21. September 2017 at 13.00 Place: Tartu, OMICUM (Riia 23b, Tartu) PROGRAMME: 13.00 – 13.30 … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Vigdis Vandvik about integrating experimental and gradient approaches to climate change impacts on plant populations and communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Vigdis Vandvik is professor at University of Bergen, Norway and head of the Centre of Excellence in Biology Education (bioCEED). In her presentation she will introduce a large-scale experiment and … Continue reading

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New paper published – Adaptive root foraging strategies along a boreal–temperate forest gradient

Text by Ivika Ostonen Fine roots are the principal organs for absorption of water and nutrients in soil, and their growth patterns control forest production and sustainability. In most boreal and temperate forest trees, the fine root nutrient acquisition is … Continue reading

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New paper published – Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome

Text by C. Guillermo Bueno Invertebrate herbivory in the tundra is prevalent and sensitive to climate change. Recent studies have shown that biotic interactions influence macroecological patterns and global dynamics, stressing the need to consider them outside local or regional … Continue reading

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