Tag Archives: climate change

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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EcolChange seminar frenzy – three upcoming seminars this week

This week will take place three EcolChange seminars, all over the town. At first there is the seminar in the Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology in the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and then in the University of Tartu … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lauri Laanisto about intraspecific trait variability in plants

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Lauri Laanisto is senior researcher of macroecology at Estonian University of Life Sciences Title of the talk: Intraspecific trait variability – what, why, and maybe even a little how Time: Thursday, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Vigdis Vandvik about integrating experimental and gradient approaches to climate change impacts on plant populations and communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Vigdis Vandvik is professor at University of Bergen, Norway and head of the Centre of Excellence in Biology Education (bioCEED). In her presentation she will introduce a large-scale experiment and … Continue reading

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New paper published – Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome

Text by C. Guillermo Bueno Invertebrate herbivory in the tundra is prevalent and sensitive to climate change. Recent studies have shown that biotic interactions influence macroecological patterns and global dynamics, stressing the need to consider them outside local or regional … Continue reading

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