Tag Archives: macroecology

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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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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New publication – Global database of plants with root‐symbiotic nitrogen fixation: Nod DB

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s really a very simple paper! A (relatively little) database containing information about all the plants (on genus level) that fix nitrogen from the soil. Somehow this information has not been available so far in a … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Leonardo Magalhães about what affects Amazonian biodiversity

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Leonardo Magalhães is a Brazilian doctorate student and is currently visiting the macroecology team of the Department of Botany Title of the talk: Amazonian biodiversity linked to past and current … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Riin Tamme about global patterns in plant traits

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Riin Tamme is researcher in the team of macroecology at the Department of Botany. Title of the talk: Global patterns in plant traits  Time: Thursday, 19. April 2017 at 15.15 Place: … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Sabrina Träger about species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots in Arctic elevation gradient

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Oct. 12th Sabrina Träger is a post-doc researcher at the team of macroecology in Tartu University. Title of the talk: Species richness, heterogeneity and nitrogen contribution of roots along an arctic … 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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New publication – Plant mycorrhizal status, but not type, shifts with latitude and elevation in Europe

Text by Guillermo Bueno Understanding the distribution of plant mycorrhizal traits of the European flora should guide us to keep understanding and to expand our curiosity about the ecological roles and distribution of the mycorrhizal symbioses in plant communities. For … 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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New paper published – Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade

Text by Trevor Keenan Our new paper, “Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade” (link to full text) was published online in Nature Plants on December 19th. It highlights a literally shady issue in plant science … Continue reading

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