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New publications – two papers about new species of fungi

Text by Lauri Laanisto The scope of our Centre of Excellence is indeed wide, stretching occasionally to systematics and taxonomy. Here are two rather fresh papers about new species of fungi (though, with fungi things are usually not too fresh…) … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Ave Suija about the (micro)cosmic properties of lichens

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Ave Suija is researcher at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu. The Lichen as a Microcosm Time: Thursday, 27. April 2017 at 15.15 Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium) Summary: Lichens are … Continue reading

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New paper published – Secondary succession in alvar grasslands – do changes in vascular plant and cryptogam communities correspond?

Text by Lauri Laanisto & Martin Zobel Alvar grasslands are probably one of the better-studied ecosystems in Europe. They are narrowly distributed in Swedish islands, Estonia, and tiny bits also in western Russia near St Petersburg. (Though, rather similar ecosystems … 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 – Emissions of carotenoid cleavage products upon heat shock and mechanical wounding from a foliose lichen

Text by Lauri Laanisto I like that this paper starts with a metaphor: “Chlorophyll (Chl) is a double-edged sword for plants.” Because “This molecule is capable of harvesting sunlight, initiating the process of photosynthesis, but it also involves an unavoidable … Continue reading

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