Tag Archives: biotic interactions

EcolChange-related conference – Biotic interactions and biodiversity patterns across scales

We are glad to announce the first Seminar of Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology on “Biotic interactions and biodiversity patterns accross scales“. The joint seminar with the Department of Botany (University of Tartu), Department of Ecology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences), Department of Ecology, Environment … 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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New publication – Ancient environmental DNA reveals shifts in dominant mutualisms during the late Quaternary

Text by Martin Zobel, Mari Moora & John Davison Using ancient DNA, it is possible to study the species and communities that inhabited past landscapes. However, finding more or less intact ancient DNA is challenging because DNA degrades quickly. One … Continue reading

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Two EcolChange seminars this week with three presenters – Prinzing/Santonja/Young

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange This week we have not one, but two EcolChange seminars: First, on Tuesday, 23. May  2017 at 15.15 in Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium) Andreas Prinzing will do a presentation … Continue reading

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New paper published – Disproportionate photosynthetic decline and inverse relationship between constitutive and induced volatile emissions upon feeding of Quercus robur leaves by large larvae of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another paper by Ülo´s former postdoc Lucian, who does a lot of small experiments, where they measure all sorts of factors that could affect organic volatile emissions in plants. This time the focus is on the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Francis M. Martin about mycorrhiza

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Francis M. Martin is head of Cluster of Excellence ARBRE at INRA-Lorraine in Nancy, France; as a guest of doctoral school, F.M.Martin will also hold two discussion groups for PhD students and early … Continue reading

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New publications describing a new method to predict species establishment and invasion

Text by Jon Bennett [This is a repost from Meelis Pärtel´s Macroecology Workgroup blog] Understanding which species are going to establish within a given community (i.e. invasion) is one of the most fundamental pursuits in ecology. In today’s era of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar on 17th of January – Jörg-Peter Schnitzler

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Prof. Dr. Jörg-Peter Schnitzler: „Population dynamics in a plant (tansy)-aphid-ant system influenced by chemotypic variations in terpenes emitted from storage pools“ Tuesday, 17 January 2017 at 11:15, Tartu, Kreutzwaldi 5 (Metsamaja), room D143 … Continue reading

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