Tag Archives: functional diversity

EcolChange seminar (12th May, Wednesday): Zdeňka Lososová about the determinants of functional and phylogenetic diversity of plant communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Zdeňka Lososová is an Associate Professor at the Masaryk University in Czechia. She served as an oponent for the PhD defence of Jhonny Capichoni Massante on May 11. Title of … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar: Carlos Pérez Carmona about mapping and exploring the functional spectra across the tree of life

Seminar of the Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. Carlos Pérez Carmona is an Associate Professor in the Macroecology workgroup at the University of Tartu. He is combining analytical tools with experimental approaches to study variation in … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Eveli Otsing about the richness patterns of trees and fungi

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Eveli Otsing is a PhD student in our Department in the Ecology of Biological Interactions workgroup. Her research aims to shed more light onto the connections between trees (i.e. … Continue reading

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New publication – Non-native species led to marked shifts in functional diversity of the world freshwater fish faunas

Text by Aurele Toussaint The biodiversity of freshwater fish fauna disturbed by invasive species Non-native species introductions are recognized as one of the major drivers responsible of the ongoing sixth biodiversity crisis, along with climate change, pollution and habitat loss. … Continue reading

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New publication – Homogenization and impoverishment of taxonomic and functional diversity of ants in Eucalyptus plantations

Text Carlos P. Carmona Eucalyptus species are among the most most controversial and frequently used species in forests plantations worldwide. These plantations occupy a huge surface in many countries, with almost 8 millions ha in Brazil alone, where they are … Continue reading

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New publication – Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions

Text by Lauri Laanisto Seems like macroecology has finally arrived to a crossroads where it might split so fundamentally, that two or more new disciplines will emerge. Finding global patterns, that would explain the world in one graph, like JH … 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 – Tsipe Aavik about the landscape genetics of plants

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Tsipe Aavik is researcher in macroecology workgroup at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu. Landscape genetics of plants: examples from semi-natural grasslands Time: Thursday, 20. April 2017 at 15.15 Place: Tartu, Lai … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Carlos Carmona on trait probability densities

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Carlos P. Carmona is researcher at the macroecology workgroup of the Department of Botany, University of Tartu. Trait probability densities: probabilistic hypervolumes in ecology and beyond Time: Thursday, 9nd. March 2017 at 15.15 … Continue reading

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