Tag Archives: 2020

New publication – The Taxon Hypothesis Paradigm—On the Unambiguous Detection and Communication of Taxa

Text by Urmas Kõljalg In this paper we described the taxon hypothesis (TH) paradigm, which covers the construction, identification, and communication of taxa as datasets. Defining taxa as datasets of individuals and their traits will make taxon identification and most … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Tanel Vahter about fungal diversity in cropfields

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Tanel Vahter is a PhD student in the Plant Ecology group in our Department, Tartu University. His research focuses on the application of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for vegetation restoration … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Timo Maran about semiotics in ecology

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Timo Maran is Professor in Ecosemiotics and Environmental Humanities at Tartu University. His research focuses on the connection between ecology and semiotics, for example in multispecies environments (e.g. … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Giacomo Puglielli about the triangle of abiotic stress tolerance of woody plants

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Giacomo Puglielli is a postdoctoral researcher at the Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Tartu. His work focuses on stress responses of … Continue reading

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New publication – Global patterns of biomass allocation in woody species with different tolerance of shade and drought: evidence for multiple strategies

Text by Giacomo Puglielli Can we solve a long-standing debate in plant ecology? Plants are known to allocate the greatest proportion of biomass to the organs involved in the acquisition of the most limiting resource for growth. For example, if … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Triin Reitalu about historical plant diversity analysis based on pollen data

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Triin Reitalu is senior researcher at the Institute of Geology at Tallinn University of Technology. She works on the functional and phylogenetic diversity in sedimentary pollen and plant … Continue reading

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New publication – Landscape context and plant population size affect morph frequencies in heterostylous Primula veris ‐ results of a nationwide citizen‐science campaign

Text and photos by Tsipe Aavik Citizen scientists bring surprising insights into cowslip mating system About half of the individuals of cowslip (Primula veris) have flowers with a short style, while the other half of individuals produce flowers with a … Continue reading

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New publication – Contrasting co‐occurrence patterns of photobiont and cystobasidiomycete yeast associated with common epiphytic lichen species

Text by Lauri Laanisto Spreading contingency on intimate relationships The world of lichens seemed a pretty clear when I was a bachelor student of biology in late 90s. Pretty and clear, to be more precise. It´s difficult to like these … Continue reading

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New publication – The fate of carbon in a mature forest under carbon dioxide enrichment

Originally published in emu.ee site (link).   Nature: Don’t hope mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions   Globally, forests act as a large carbon sink, absorbing a substantial portion of the anthropogenic CO2 emissions. Whether mature forests will … Continue reading

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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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