Tag Archives: 2021

EcolChange seminar (21st October, Thursday): Kalle Olli about the alpha and beta diversity of phytoplankton communities in the Helsinki Archipelago

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Kalle Olli (Estonian University of Life Sciences/ University of Tartu) Title of the talk: Trends in alpha and beta diversity of phytoplankton communities in the Helsinki Archipelago, the Baltic Sea Time: Thursday, 21 … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (14th October, Thursday): Stefano Mammola about the conservation of subterranean ecosystems

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Stefano Mammola (Research Fellow at CNR, IRSA: Water Research Institute, Verbania) Title of the talk: Toward evidence-based conservation of subterranean ecosystems Time: Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 14.15 Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (mandatory … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (12th October, Tuesday): James Bever about microbiome influence on plant communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Professor James Bever (University of Kansas) Title of the talk: Does the microbiome drive plant community structure and function? Time: Tuesday, 12 October 2021 at 15.15 Place: virtual seminar in Zoom Summary: As we try to adapt … Continue reading

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New publications about carbon in plant leaves

Originally posted in Ülo Niinemet’s Lab blog. Text by Ülo Niinemets Carbon, C, is the most frequent chemical element in plant leaves, but leaf carbon content is a surprisingly understudied plant trait. Modern elemental analyzers typically give estimates of nitrogen, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (7th October, Thursday): Sten Anslan about ecosystems in transition on the Third Pole

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Sten Anslan is a Research Fellow at the University of Tartu. Title of the talk: Ecosystems in transition on the Third Pole Time: Thursday, 7 October 2021 at 14.15 Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 … Continue reading

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New publication: Fine-root traits in the global spectrum of plant form and function

Text by: Carlos Carmona and Riin Tamme A study about how fine root traits fit in plant form and function led by EcolChange members is published in this week’s issue of Nature magazine. The study is also featured on the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (30th September, Thursday): Leho Tedersoo about the global patterns in plant and fungal endemicity

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Leho Tedersoo is a Professor of Mycorrhizal Studies at the University of Tartu. He is one of the Highly Cited Researchers, being an author of multiple papers that rank in the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (27th May, Thursday): Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse about the holobiont concept and hologenome theory

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Philippe Vandenkoornhuyse is a professor of ecology and environmental genomics at the University of Rennes 1, France. Last year he served as the opponent for the  PhD thesis of Martti Vasar. … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (20th May, Thursday): Arko Olesk about quality science communication

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Arko Olesk is a lecturer of science communication at Tallinn University. In the seminar, he presents results of the H2020-funded project QUEST that seeked to define, measure and promote quality … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar (13th May, Thursday): Niloufar Hagh Doust about the benefits and challenges of fungal endophytes for crop production under environmental stress

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Niloufar Hagh Doust is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tartu, who’s research focuses on soil microbes. Title of the talk: Fungal endophytes benefits and challenges for crop production … Continue reading

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