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Taavi Paal defended his PhD thesis: congratulations!

Text by Lauri Laanisto Author: Taavi Paal Title: Immigration limitation of forest plants into wooded landscape corridors Supervisor: Dr Jaan Liira, University of Tartu, Estonia Dissertation was accepted for the commencement of the degree of Doctor philosophiae in plant ecology … Continue reading

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New paper published – Community response to alkaline pollution as an adjusting re-assembly between alternative stable states

Text by Ave Suija and Jaan Liira Man made disturbances and environmental pollution are the reality of contemporary world, however, such long-term created environmental gradients are handy to describe ecological processes (community dynamics) otherwise difficult to observe in natural conditions … Continue reading

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New paper published – Both spatiotemporal connectivity and habitat quality limit the immigration of forest plants into wooded corridors

Text by Taavi Paal and Jaan Liira What limits forest plant migration along wooded corridors? Europe’s natural forest is heavily fragmented by agricultural land. Such isolation threatens the long-term persistence of forest biodiversity. The concept of patch-corridor-matrix system suggests that … Continue reading

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New paper published – Selection of source material for introduction of the locally rare and threatened fern species Asplenium septentrionale

Text by Jaan Liira Forked spleenwort, Asplenium septentrionale, is a mainly petrophilous fern species in European mountains and rare on acidic siliceous rocks in lowland areas of the continent, where habitats are fragmented and populations isolated. In Estonia, the single … Continue reading

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