Tag Archives: 2017

New publication – Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions

Text by Lauri Laanisto Seems like macroecology has finally arrived to a crossroads where it might split so fundamentally, that two or more new disciplines will emerge. Finding global patterns, that would explain the world in one graph, like JH … Continue reading

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New publication – A major trade-off between structural and photosynthetic investments operative across plant and needle ages in three Mediterranean pines

Text by Vivian Kuusk Lots of species grow different looking leaves when they are young and adult. For example young conifers look more like little soft brushes rather than the forest giants, and lots of common houseplants look totally different … Continue reading

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Blogyear summary 2017

Text by Lauri Laanisto Today a year ago we started this blog (with the accompanying Twitter account). So it´s time to sum up our first year of blogging. Some general stats. We published 69 posts written by 21 different authors, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Mohammad Bahram about microbial biogeography

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange This is the last EcolChange seminar on this calendar year. Speaker: Mohammad Bahram, researcher at Department of Organismal Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Title of the talk: Microbial biogeography in the light … Continue reading

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New publication – Restoration of plant species and genetic diversity depends on landscape-scale dispersal

Text and pics by Tsipe Aavik In the era of ongoing global change, restoration efforts must lead to self-sustainable ecosystems resilient to environmental changes. Thus, it is necessary that restoration aims at achieving not only target species richness and composition, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar frenzy – three upcoming seminars this week

This week will take place three EcolChange seminars, all over the town. At first there is the seminar in the Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology in the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and then in the University of Tartu … Continue reading

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Few thoughts and pics from Plant Phenotyping Forum

Text by Lauri Laanisto; pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Last week, 22-24th of November, we had a EcolChange-related conference in Tartu – Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community (link to conference page) The main organizer of this event is … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Guntis Brūmelis about conservation of breadleaved forests in Latvia

Seminar of Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology, Centre of Excellence EcolChange and PhD/MSc students seminar of Department of Geography Speaker: Guntis Brūmelis, University of Latvia, Latvia Title of the talk: Conservation biology of the noble broadleaved tree stands in … Continue reading

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New paper published – Oak gall wasp infections of Quercus robur leaves lead to profound modifications in foliage photosynthetic and volatile emission characteristics

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Everyone with keen eyes that has been walking in wooded areas in the recent years must have noticed small growths on tree leaves called galls. Sometimes the infections can be massive, where it is hard to … Continue reading

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Our share of most influencal scientist

Text by Lauri Laanisto Last week Clarivate Analytics released it´s annual list of top researchers – the ones that are considered most influential among their discipline (link to methodology). Estonia had altogether 7 scientist in that list (compared with last … Continue reading

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