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Ecolchange seminar – Ivika Ostonen and Biplabi Bhattara talk about grassland warming

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ivika Ostonen is a senior researcher, and Biplabi Bhattarai is PhD student in the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Titles of the talks: “Subarctic grassland ecosystem’s response … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Mander, Pärn & Kasak reflecting about AGU2020 meeting

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ülo Mander, Jaan Pärn and Kuno Kasak all work at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Title of the talk: AGU 2020 – Experiences, Insights and New … Continue reading

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New paper – Predictability of leaf morphological traits for paleoecological reconstruction: the case of leaf cuticle and leaf dry mass per area

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Tiina Tosens We just published a paper about the plausibility of using cuticle thickness in gymnosperms as a proxy for leaf mass per dry area (LMA). It was as the result of a wonderful collaboration … Continue reading

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Tana about moderating a workshop in EcolChange PhD conference

Text by Tana Wuyun A fun experience as one of the workshop moderators in EcolChange PhD Conference 2019 “EcolChange in World of Synergies” Few weeks ago, I gladly participated the annual EcolChange conference in Voore, East Estonia. It went well, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – John Davison about the niches of mycorrhiza

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. John Davison is senior researcher at the Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Tartu. His research addresses the role of biotic interactions in shaping biodiversity. Title … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Rauno Lust about nitrate removal from water

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Rauno Lust is a PhD student in the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Title of the talk: Enhancing nitrate removal from waters with low organic carbon concentration … Continue reading

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EcolChange annual conference underlines its attractivity for young researchers

The Estonian Centre of Excellence EcolChange investigates global change ecology from molecular to biome-level in both natural and managed ecosystems. Annual meeting provides a great chance to meet and discuss current research questions in a cross-discipline environment. In 2019, team … Continue reading

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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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