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EcolChange seminar (27th May, Thursday): Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse about the holobiont concept and hologenome theory

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse is a professor of ecology and environmental genomics at the University of Rennes 1, France. Last year he served as the opponent for the  PhD thesis of Martti Vasar. … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (20th May, Thursday): Arko Olesk about quality science communication

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Arko Olesk is a lecturer of science communication at Tallinn University. In the seminar, he presents results of the H2020-funded project QUEST that seeked to define, measure and promote quality … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (13th May, Thursday): Niloufar Hagh Doust about the benefits and challenges of fungal endophytes for crop production under environmental stress

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Niloufar Hagh Doust is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tartu, who’s research focuses on soil microbes. Title of the talk: Fungal endophytes benefits and challenges for crop production … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (12th May, Wednesday): Zdeňka Lososová about the determinants of functional and phylogenetic diversity of plant communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Zdeňka Lososová is an Associate Professor at the Masaryk University in Czechia. She served as an oponent for the PhD defence of Jhonny Capichoni Massante on May 11. Title of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Jan Pisek about leaf angle distribution and if it can be considered a species-specific trait

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Jan Pisek is an Associate Professor in Remote Sensing at Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu. His research interests include field- and space-based multi-spectral and multi-angle optical remote sensing, biophysical … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Pille Mänd about the effects of climate-driven changes in tree hydraulics and osmolality on VOC emissions from silver birches

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Pille Mänd is currently a Senior Specialist in Ecophysiology at the University of Tartu. During the past two years she has been conducting her research at the University of Helsinki. … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Evelyn Uuemaa about global digital elevation models and Global Forest Change dataset

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Evelyn Uuemaa is an Associate Professor in Geoinformatics at the University of Tartu. Her research interests evolve around the interactions of land use/land cover and water quality, landscape changes and geospatial … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Eve Veromann about ecosystem services and RNAi technology in the service of sustainable agriculture

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Eve Veromann is a Professor at the Chair of Plant Health at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Her research focuses on the implementation of ecosystem services for the sustainable … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Jhonny Capichoni Massante about phylogenies in ecology

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jhonny Capichoni Massante is a PhD student at the University of Tartu who will defend his PhD thesis in May. Title of the talk: Phylogenies in ecology: overview, applications, and … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Kalle Kirsimäe about tracing fossilized microorganisms in rock record

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Kalle Kirsimäe is a Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at the University of Tartu. His research covers wide range of geological topics from developing best technologies for using oil shale to … Continue reading

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