Tag Archives: forest ecosystems

Excursion to EcolChange experimental sites

On 13th October, the EcolChange Coordinating Committee together with some colleagues gathered in Järvselja to visit three experimental sites. First stop was at the Agali experimental site run by the Ecotechnology and landscape biogeochemistry team (Prof. Ülo Mander, Assoc. Prof. … 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: Jan Pisek about leaf angle distribution and if it can be considered a species-specific trait

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Jan Pisek is an Associate Professor in Remote Sensing at Tartu Observatory, University of Tartu. His research interests include field- and space-based multi-spectral and multi-angle optical remote sensing, biophysical … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Evelyn Uuemaa about global digital elevation models and Global Forest Change dataset

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Evelyn Uuemaa is an Associate Professor in Geoinformatics at the University of Tartu. Her research interests evolve around the interactions of land use/land cover and water quality, landscape changes and geospatial … 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 – Colin Averill about forest fungi and the future of the Earth

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Colin Averill is a Senior Scientist at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, where he studies how the soil microbiome affects forest carbon sequestration and forest community ecology. Title of the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Alexandre Fruleux about belowground interactions in the forests

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Alexandre Fruleux is Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Botany, Tartu University in the team of adaptive ecology of agricultural landscapes (led by Dr. Jaan Liira). Title of the talk: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson about the forest cover changes in Scandinavia

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Bengt-Gunnar Jonsson is Professor of Plant Ecology at Mid Sweden University. His research focuses on forest history and dynamics and its role in maintaining forest biodiversity. He has played an … 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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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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