Tag Archives: 2018

EcolChange seminar – Riin Tamme about global patterns in plant traits

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Riin Tamme is researcher in the team of macroecology at the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Global patterns in plant traits  Time: Thursday, 19. April 2017 at 15.15 Place: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Inga Jüriado about lichen symbiosis

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Inga Jüriado is senior researcher in the team of lichenology at the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Relationships between mycobiont identity, photobiont specificity and ecological preferences in the … Continue reading

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New publication – Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate

Text from emu.ee news The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain Healthy forests play a key role in global … Continue reading

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New publication – Glandular trichomes as a barrier against atmospheric oxidative stress: Relationships with ozone uptake, leaf damage, and emission of LOX products across a diverse set of species

Text from Research in Estonia page (translated from this Novaator article) Study led by scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences indicate that many crops with hairier leaves tolerate ground-level ozone better. The relative content of ground-level ozone in … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Kadri Koorem about biotic interactions in range-expanding plant species

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Kadri Koorem is postdoctoral researcher of Tartu University at NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands. Title of the talk: Biotic interactions of range-expanding plant species Time: Thursday, 22. March 2017 at 15.15 … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Maarika Mänd about pollinating strawberries

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Marika Mänd is head of the Chair of Plant Health at the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Pollinators in plant protection: hazards and utility possibilities … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Aveliina Helm about everyone’s nature conservation

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Aveliina Helm is senior researcher at macroecology workgroup of the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Everyone’s nature conservation – what it is and why it is needed? Time: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Üllas Erlich about economic evaluation of nature

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Üllas Ehrlich is professor of environmental economics at the School of Business and Governance of Tallinn University of Technology. Title of the talk: Economic evaluation of non-market values of … Continue reading

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New publication – Effects of land use on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in Estonia

Text by Siim-Kaarel Sepp The type and intensity of land use are important drivers of local aboveground biodiversity. The same holds for arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, but most research effort has been put into natural or, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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New publication – More bang for the buck? Can arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities be characterized adequately alongside other fungi using general fungal primers?

Text by Maarja Öpik How to measure things? How to measure biodiversity? For organisms which are visible to human eye, detecting them is not an issue, though identifying the species might be. The situation is fully different for organisms we … Continue reading

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