Tag Archives: abiotic stress

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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Tana about moderating a workshop in EcolChange PhD conference

Text by Tana Wuyun A fun experience as one of the workshop moderators in EcolChange PhD Conference 2019 “EcolChange in World of Synergies” Few weeks ago, I gladly participated the annual EcolChange conference in Voore, East Estonia. It went well, … Continue reading

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New publication – Are biotic as relevant as abiotic factors to determine the functional and phylogenetic diversity of communities at a biome scale?

Text by Guillermo Bueno Taking as a reference the distribution of herbivores in the Arctic, James Speed with the contribution of 22 researchers of the herbivory network (including Guillermo Bueno from the Botany department of the UT) have tried to … Continue reading

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New papers published – Glandular trichomes and stomatal conductance play crucial roles in protecting plants against ozone stress

Text by Shuai Li Two papers studying how plants cope with ozone stress were recently published in the journal Plant Cell & Environment. The first paper estimates the possible protective role of non-glandular and glandular trichomes on the leaf surface … Continue reading

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New paper published – Emissions of carotenoid cleavage products upon heat shock and mechanical wounding from a foliose lichen

Text by Lauri Laanisto I like that this paper starts with a metaphor: “Chlorophyll (Chl) is a double-edged sword for plants.” Because “This molecule is capable of harvesting sunlight, initiating the process of photosynthesis, but it also involves an unavoidable … Continue reading

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New paper published – Toxic Influence of Key Organic Soil Pollutants on the Total Flavonoid Content in Wheat Leaves

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another study through Ülo Niinemets´connection in Romania (see the one about the effects of wifi and phone waves on volatiles here). This time they looked into how textile dyes and antibiotics (which are the main classes … Continue reading

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New paper published – Shedding light on shade: ecological perspectives of understorey plant life

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper has been out already since August. But as this is a review paper, hopefully the point of this paper has not yet became obsolete. Shade seems to be a pretty sustainable property of almost … Continue reading

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New paper published – Mono-and sesquiterpene release from tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) leaves upon mild and severe heat stress and through recovery: From gene expression to emission responses

Text by Leila Pazouki This study is the extension of our previous paper that was published by Lucian Copolovici in 2012. We made it broader and added gene expression analysis of some important terpene synthases such as β-phellandrene synthase and … Continue reading

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