Tag Archives: 2017

EcolChange seminar – Ülo Mander about the consequences of man-made changes to nitrogen cyclon

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Ülo Mander is professor at the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Man-made alterations of nitrogen cycling: global and regional consequences Time: Thursday, 16. March 2017 at 15.15 Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga … Continue reading

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New paper published – Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in forest plant roots are simultaneously shaped by host characteristics and canopy-mediated light availability

Text by Kadri Koorem Recent years have been ground-breaking in describing the diversity patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These microscopic fungi live in plant roots and receive carbon compounds from the plant in exchange of nutrients. In natural conditions, … Continue reading

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New paper published – Trait assembly in grasslands depends on habitat history and spatial scale

Text and pic by Liina Saar Recently published paper by Liina Saar, Meelis Pärtel and Aveliina Helm together with Francesco de Bello from Czechia (University of South Bohemia) in Oecologia revealed that grasslands with regular and long management history are … Continue reading

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New paper published – Secondary succession in alvar grasslands – do changes in vascular plant and cryptogam communities correspond?

Text by Lauri Laanisto & Martin Zobel Alvar grasslands are probably one of the better-studied ecosystems in Europe. They are narrowly distributed in Swedish islands, Estonia, and tiny bits also in western Russia near St Petersburg. (Though, rather similar ecosystems … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar on 2nd of March – Arne Sellin talks about the effect of air humidity on tree growth

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Docent of plant ecophysiology and the head of the chair of ecophysiology at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu, Arne Sellin, will give a talk titled: Growth of northern deciduous trees under … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar on 16th of February – Marju Himma about communicating science

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Researcher and PhD student of media and communication at University of Tartu and Editor in Chief of Estonian Public Broadcasting, Marju Himma, will give a talk titled: Communicating science Time: Thursday, 16. February … Continue reading

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New paper published – Community response to alkaline pollution as an adjusting re-assembly between alternative stable states

Text by Ave Suija and Jaan Liira Man made disturbances and environmental pollution are the reality of contemporary world, however, such long-term created environmental gradients are handy to describe ecological processes (community dynamics) otherwise difficult to observe in natural conditions … Continue reading

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New paper published – Ecological theory provides strong support for habitat restoration

Text by Aveliina Helm Habitat restoration needs to take recent scientific advances into account The involvement of ecological theory in practical habitat restoration has significantly increased in the past decade. However, there are still visible gaps between the advancing theoretical … Continue reading

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Attending conference – EcolChange in Oikos Finland

Text by Maarja Öpik and Lauri Laanisto Oikos Finland held a conference in Helsinki from 31st January to 1st February to celebrate 100 years of Finnish ecology (link to conference home page). EcolChange was represented by Maarja Öpik who was … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar on 16th of February – Marju Himma

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Marju Himma will talk about disseminating scientific results for the wider audiences, about popularization of sciene. Thursday, 16 February 2017 at 15:15, Tartu, Department of Botany of University of Tartu, Vaga auditorium (Lai … Continue reading

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