Category Archives: Fieldwork/Experiment

New article: Microbes of drying peatlands warm the climate

A mutual team of researchers from the Centre of Excellence EcolChange and external partners revealed the important link between microbes, drying peatlands and climate warming, recently published in Nature Communications (https://rdcu.be/cJaZ8). Read their press release: guest editors: Jaan Pärn, Mikk … Continue reading

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Authentic environmental research – comprehensively explained

PhD students of the Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and the Centre of Excellence “EcolChange” present typical ecophysiological and biogeochemical research methods and tools in short video sequences. The authentic clips, recorded under regular working conditions, briefly describe … Continue reading

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Excursion to EcolChange experimental sites

On 13th October, the EcolChange Coordinating Committee together with some colleagues gathered in Järvselja to visit three experimental sites. First stop was at the Agali experimental site run by the Ecotechnology and landscape biogeochemistry team (Prof. Ülo Mander, Assoc. Prof. … Continue reading

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Two more global citizen science networks calling for participants – FunLeaf and FunHome

Last week we had a post about DarkDivNet, a global network to explore the dark diversity of plant communities, instigated by Meelis Pärtel´s macroecology workgroup in the University of Tartu. Now the Natural History Museum in Tartu, led by Urmas … Continue reading

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DarkDivNet – Call for participants

DarkDivNet is a global network to explore the dark diversity of plant communities. Why are some species present and others absent in a locality? To answer this central ecological and biogeographical question, we have to explore biodiversity at different spatial … Continue reading

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