Tag Archives: 2020

EcolChange seminar – Silvia Lotman about everyman´s right to care about nature

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Silvia Lotman is nature conservation expert and chairman of the board of the Estonian Fund for Nature (ELF). She studied in the Department of Botany, University of Tartu, and … 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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EcolChange seminar – Aurèle Toussaint about traits on global scale

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Aurèle Toussaint is a research fellow in the Macroecology group at the University of Tartu. He is working on the functional diversity and its vulnerability in a context of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Jonne Kotta about climate change, human impacts and marine ecosystems

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jonne Kotta is research director of the Estonian Marine Institute, University of Tartu. His research focuses on ecological investigations of marine biodiversity in benthic habitats in the Baltic Sea … 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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EcolChange seminar – Sabrina Träger about landscape-scale genetics of Primula

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Sabrina Träger is a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu. Her research focuses on landscape genetics of grassland plant species. Title of the talk: … Continue reading

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Ecolchange seminar – Ivika Ostonen and Biplabi Bhattara talk about grassland warming

Seminar of Department of Geography, UT and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speakers: Ivika Ostonen is a senior researcher, and Biplabi Bhattarai is PhD student in the Department of Geography, University of Tartu. Titles of the talks: “Subarctic grassland ecosystem’s response … Continue reading

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