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4. May 2018 – Biotic interactions and biodiversity patterns accross scales (link to web page); Omicum, Tartu. Organizers: Department of Botany of the University of Tartu, the Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and the Centre of Excellence EcolChange

22-24. November 2017 – Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community (link to web page); Tartu, Organizer: EMPHASIS

26-29. June 2017 – Woody Root 7: 7th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants (link to web page); Venue: OMICUM, Tartu; Organizer: Unversity of Tartu

EcolChange seminars

Here is the constantly updated chronological list of EcolChange seminars, plus other events related to our Centre of Excellence.

2018

11. December at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Paul Ashton Let the grass grow and the genes flow! Lessons learned from research into hay meadow vegetation

11. December at 10.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Björn Lindahl Symbiotic decomposition in boreal forest soils

20. November at 16.00 in Vanemuise 46-327 (J.G.Granö auditorium), Tartu; Martin NovakIsotope constraints on N2-fixation and denitrification in Central European peatlands” + presentations by PhD students: Alisa Krasnova, Thomas Schindler, Mohit Masta

15. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Andres Metspalu From biobanking to personalized medicine

7. November at 16.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Melissa McCormick The fungal half of the mycorrhizal equation: how fungi affect orchid population dynamics

25. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Ebe Merilo Stomatal regulation of crops

17. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson  Coping with the loss of the last – the Scandinavian Green Belt and boreal forest green infrastructure in the northern Sweden

04. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Nele Ingerpuu Some new trends in bryology

24. September at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi 2A41 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Thomas D. Sharkey “Auxiliary pathways of the Calvin-Benson cycle

07. June at 09.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Robin Pakeman Thirty years of change for Scottish coastal vegetation

05. June at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Catherine (Kitty) GehringRoot-associated fungi influence host response to climate change and invasive species

29. May at 10.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Borja Jimenéz-Alfaro The biogeography of plant communities

24. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Leonardo Magalhães Amazonian biodiversity linked to past and current human influence

21. May at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Kaia Kask “Measurements in Australia: what and why?

16. May at 13.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Robert Szava-Kovats Conservation biology: a suitable habitat for cognitive bias

07. May at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Ivo Voor “The field pea yield and nitrogen balance depending different fertilizer rates

03. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu;  Ignacio M. Hernández Agramonte Importance of historical and present landscape structure on the provision of individual ecosystem services

26. April at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Alar Astover R&D activities in Chair of Soil Science at the Estonian University Life Sciences

23. April at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Ragnar Viikoja “The impact of stress on the yield of wheat in different farming systems”

19. April at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Riin Tamme Global patterns in plant traits

12. April at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Inga Jüriado Relationships between mycobiont identity, photobiont specificity and ecological preferences in the genus Peltigera (Ascomycota)”

09. April at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Dmitrii Krasnov Spatial heterogeneity of the soil in mixed forest

26. March at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Liisa Kübarsepp Stomatal kinetics and anatomy of ferns and horsetails

22. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Kadri Koorem Biotic interactions of range-expanding plant species

20. March at 16.15 in Vanemuise 46-334, Tartu; Ülo Mander & Jaan Pärn “Global laughing gas balances of organic soils

15. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Marika Mänd Pollinators in plant protection: hazards and utility possibilities

01. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Aveliina Helm Everyone’s nature conservation – what it is and why it is needed?

26. February at 10.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Silvano Fares Bi-directional fluxes of ozone and BVOC in Mediterranean forest ecosystems

22. February at 14.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Üllas Erlich Economic evaluation of non-market values of nature

12. February at 10.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Alisa Krasnova Methane fluxes at SMEAR Estonia: from soil to the atmosphere

 

2017

14. December at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Mohammad Bahram Microbial biogeography in the light of molecular data

07. December at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Mait Metspalu The nature of human genetic diversity and reconstructions of the past

06. December at 16.15 in Vanemuise 46-327, Tartu; William J MitschThe Role of Wetlands in Mitigating Pollutants in Our Landscape and Globe

06. December at 9.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Linda-Liisa Veromann-JürgensonMesophyll conductance in gymnosperms: causes and consequences

27. November at 16.15 in Vanemuise 46-327 (J.G.Granö auditorium), Tartu; Guntis BrūmelisConservation biology of the noble broadleaved tree stands in Latvia

23. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Andy Taylor Scotland’s forgotten Kingdom

16. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Annika Meitern Daily dynamics of xylem sap properties and plant hydraulic traits in hybrid aspen

09. November at 15.00 in Vanemuise 46-246, Tartu; Timo SipiläGenomics of yeast Taphrina betulina, a causative agent of Witch’s Broom disease of silver birch”

09. November at 14.15 in Vanemuise 46-246, Tartu; Kim YrjäläMicrobial ecology of Finnish peatlands”

09. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Sten Anslan Handling high-throughput sequencing data in metabarcoding studies

08. November at 9.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Chicodinaka N. Okereke “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) induced by abiotic stress in tropical plants (Carica papaya L., Amaranthus hybridus L., A. cruentus L, Abelmoschus esculentus L., Telfairia occidentalis L. etc.)”

02. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Lauri Laanisto Intraspecific trait variability – what, why, and maybe even a little how

01. November at 16.15 in Vanemuise 46-327 (J.G.Granö auditorium), Tartu; Lei YangComparison Analysis of Blue Carbon Sink Effects between Salty Constructed Wetlands and Natural Coastal Wetlands Vegetated with Mangroves”

27. October at 11.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Gordon McNickle Plant foraging games: scaling from resource uptake strategies to communities and ecosystems

25. October at 9.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Shuai Li “Key role of stomatal conductance in controlling ozone uptake, leaf injury and volatile release”

19. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Andres KraasMarketing of Estonian industrial heritage

12. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Sabrina Träger Species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots along an arctic elevation gradient

09. October at 10.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Joao Carlos Bespalhok “The production chain of sugarcane in Brazil: from plant to bioethanol

05. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Alexei Tiunov “Using stable isotope analysis (SIA) to decipher the structure of soil food webs”

02. October at 10.00 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Valentina Zolotarjova “Introduction to NMS (Nonmetric multidimensional scaling)”

21. September at 13.00 in OMICUM (Riia 23b, Tartu); Conference of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange: Ecology of GlobalChange: Natural and Managed Ecosystems

14. September at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Vigdis Vandvik “Integrating experimental and gradient approaches to climate change impacts on plant populations and communities”

25. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; J. Peter W. Young “Do bacteria have species?”

23. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Andreas Prinzing “Do good neighbors compensate for bad climate?” & Mathieu Santonja “Plant diversity mitigates the negative effects of climate change, via soil biota and litter decomposition”

18. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Alar Rosentau Sea-level change and early coastal settlements in Eastern Baltic”

11. May at 16.15 in Ülikooli 17, Tartu; Lander Baeten Plant biodiversity change in the Anthropocene – the value of multiple-site community resurvey data”

4. May at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Francis M. Martin Unearthing the roots of mycorrhizal symbioses

27. April at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Ave Suija The Lichen as a Microcosm

20. April at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Tsipe Aavik Landscape genetics of plants: examples from semi-natural grasslands

23. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Robert Szava-Kovats Beta-diversity: can we make Eggs Benedict from a dog’s breakfast?

16. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Ülo Mander Man-made alterations of nitrogen cycling: global and regional consequences

9. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Carlos P. CarmonaTrait probability densities: probabilistic hypervolumes in ecology and beyond

2. March at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Arne SellinGrowth of northern deciduous trees under increasing atmospheric humidity: possible mechanisms behind the growth retardation

16. February at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Marju Himma: “Communicating science

17. January at 11.15 in Kreutzwaldi D-143 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Jörg-Peter Schnitzler: „Population dynamics in a plant (tansy)-aphid-ant system influenced by chemotypic variations in terpenes emitted from storage pools“

2016

15. December at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Arvo Tullus “Does competition between trees modify their response to climate change?”

6. December at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Monique Smith “Galadriel’s gift: soil legacies in grassland restoration”

25. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Aveliina Helm “Does competition between trees modify their response to climate change?”

15. November at 13.15 in Kreutzwaldi 5–2C5 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Miniconference about SMEAR and EcolChange (link to more information)

15. November at 16.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Stefano Loppi “Noah’s ark and lichens: a story to be told (jumping between air pollution, agriculture, monuments and cancer)”

10. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Karen Hansen “Phylogenetic assessment of Pezizomycetes”

3. November at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Kristjan Zobel “Why most of our research finding are probably false?”

3. November at 13.15 in Kreutzwaldi 5–D239 (Metsamaja, EMÜ), Tartu; Zorica Svircev “The role and importance of cyanobacteria found in biological loess crusts” (link to a blog post about that seminar)

27. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Leho Tedersoo “Spatial distribution of mycorrhiza types”

20. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Jüri Allik “WHY animals. including humans, need PERSONALITY?”

11. October at 16.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; David Gowing “British floodplain meadows and the ecological niche”

6. October at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Mats Wedin “Sex and violence in the symbiotic world of lichens”

29. September at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; Aurèle Toussaint “The functional diversity and its vulnerability of freshwater fish at the global scale”

22. September at 15.15 in Vaga seminar room (Lai 40), Tartu; David Garcia de Leon “Co-occurence and dispersal limitation of AM plants and fungi during secondary succession”

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