Tag Archives: global scale

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 (30th September, Thursday): Leho Tedersoo about the global patterns in plant and fungal endemicity

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Leho Tedersoo is a Professor of Mycorrhizal Studies at the University of Tartu. He is one of the Highly Cited Researchers, being an author of multiple papers that rank in the … 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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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 – Aurèle Toussaint about traits on global scale

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Aurèle Toussaint is a research fellow in the Macroecology group at the University of Tartu. He is working on the functional diversity and its vulnerability in a context of … Continue reading

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New publication – Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity

Text originally posted in University of Queensland (link) Plants that break some of the ‘rules’ of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a higher chance of surviving climate change, according to researchers from the University of Queensland and … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Jeanalle Eck about microbes that shape plant disease and diversity

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jenalle Eck is post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. She studies plant population and community ecology, with special emphasis on … 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 – 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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DarkDivNet – Call for participants

DarkDivNet is a global network to explore the dark diversity of plant communities. Why are some species present and others absent in a locality? To answer this central ecological and biogeographical question, we have to explore biodiversity at different spatial … Continue reading

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