Tag Archives: climate change

EcolChange seminar: Pille Mänd about the effects of climate-driven changes in tree hydraulics and osmolality on VOC emissions from silver birches

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Pille Mänd is currently a Senior Specialist in Ecophysiology at the University of Tartu. During the past two years she has been conducting her research at the University of Helsinki. … 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 – 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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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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New publication – Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities

Text by Martin Luther University in Halle via EurekaAlert /Ed: This new macroecological paper includes Meelis Pärtel and Ülo Niinemets from EcolChange as coauthors./ Which plant species grow where, alongside which others – and why? The diversity of global vegetation … Continue reading

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New publication – Acclimation of Fine Root Systems to Soil Warming: Comparison of an Experimental Setup and a Natural Soil Temperature Gradient

Text by Kaarin Parts Global warming is predicted to impact high-latitude and high-altitude forests severely, jeopardizing their overall functioning and carbon storage, both of which depend on the warming response of tree fine root systems. This paper investigates the effect … Continue reading

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Global warming will continue even after carbon emissions are reduced

Text from Research in Estonia page (link to the original post) Ülo Mander, a professor of physical geography and landscape ecology at the University of Tartu, says that even though pursuant to the Paris climate agreement less carbon should be … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Kitty Gehring about the effects of climate change and invasive species on root-fungi

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Catherine (Kitty) Gehring is based at the Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA. She is visiting the Department of Botany to act as opponent at the PhD defence of … Continue reading

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New publication – Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate

Text from emu.ee news The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain Healthy forests play a key role in global … 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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