Category Archives: New publication

New publication – Contrasting co‐occurrence patterns of photobiont and cystobasidiomycete yeast associated with common epiphytic lichen species

Text by Lauri Laanisto Spreading contingency on intimate relationships The world of lichens seemed a pretty clear when I was a bachelor student of biology in late 90s. Pretty and clear, to be more precise. It´s difficult to like these … Continue reading

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New publication – The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment

Originally published in emu.ee site (link).   Nature: Don’t hope mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions   Globally, forests act as a large carbon sink, absorbing a substantial portion of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Whether mature forests will … Continue reading

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New publication – Population-level performance of Arabidopsis thaliana (L.) Heynh in dense monocultures

Text and pics by Susanna Vain The tiny weedy species Arabidopsis thaliana can teach us quite a bit about agriculture, even though the species itself is not agriculturally important. Arabidopsis has played an immense role in helping us understand the … Continue reading

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New publication – Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity

Text originally posted in University of Queensland (link) Plants that break some of the ‘rules’ of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according to researchers from the University of Queensland and … 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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New publication – Are stomata in ferns and allies sluggish? Stomatal responses to CO2, humidity and light and their scaling with size and density

Text by Liisa Kübarsepp Recently our lab published a new paper in New Phytologist on the stomatal reactions of ferns and allies. In this paper, we question the overall sluggishness that is assumed of evolutionarily older plants, and study thoroughly … Continue reading

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New publication – Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition determines the competitive response of two grassland forbs

Anyone can name at least a couple of factors affecting plant growth, be it climate (drought, flooding, hail) or the presence of organisms feeding on plants (birds, insects, mammals, or plant diseases). Some might even think of the nutrients found … Continue reading

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New publication – How do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi travel

Text by Guillermo Bueno Two of the members of the department of Botany (C. Guillermo Bueno and Mari Moora) were invited to write a commentary on a recently published paper in New Phytologist (Correia et al 2019). The paper commented … Continue reading

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New publication – Are biotic as relevant as abiotic factors to determine the functional and phylogenetic diversity of communities at a biome scale?

Text by Guillermo Bueno Taking as a reference the distribution of herbivores in the Arctic, James Speed with the contribution of 22 researchers of the herbivory network (including Guillermo Bueno from the Botany department of the UT) have tried to … Continue reading

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New publication – Ozone and Wounding Stresses Differently Alter the Temporal Variation in Formylated Phloroglucinols in Eucalyptus globulus Leaves

Text by Bin Liu Eucalyptus globulus Labill. is a fast growing tree species with great economic and ecological values. In addition, the existence of wide range of foliar terpenoids and phenolics makes E. globulus an ideal reference plant for the … Continue reading

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