Tag Archives: mycoecology

EcolChange seminar – Melissa McCormick about orchid mycorrhiza

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Melissa McCormick is ecologist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USA. She visitis Department of Botany to act as opponent at the PhD defence of Jane Oja on November 8th, … Continue reading

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New publication – Conceptual differences lead to divergent trait estimates in empirical and taxonomic approaches to plant mycorrhizal trait assignment

Text by Guillermo Bueno How plant mycorrhizal traits are estimated? As plant trait measurements are increasingly available, more complete plant trait datasets are compiled allowing to formulate more mechanistic and complex questions in plant ecology. One of the plant functional … Continue reading

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New paper out – Structure and function of the global topsoil microbiome

/Editor´s note: It´s been silence in the blog throughout summer, as we all had a lot of field and lab work. But we´re back now!/ The first global study of soil genomics revealed a battle right under our feet. The … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Kitty Gehring about the effects of climate change and invasive species on root-fungi

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Prof. Catherine (Kitty) Gehring is based at the Northern Arizona University, AZ, USA. She is visiting the Department of Botany to act as opponent at the PhD defence of … Continue reading

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New publication – Effects of land use on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in Estonia

Text by Siim-Kaarel Sepp The type and intensity of land use are important drivers of local aboveground biodiversity. The same holds for arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, but most research effort has been put into natural or, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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New publication – The role of plant mycorrhizal type and status in modulating the relationship between plant and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities

Text by Lena Neuenkamp Interactions between communities of plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi shape fundamental ecosystem properties. Experimental evidence suggests that compositional changes in plant and AM fungal communities should be correlated, but empirical data from natural ecosystems is … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Andy Taylor about Scotland’s forgotten Kingdom

Joint Seminar of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology Centre of Excellence EcolChange Andy Taylor is fungal ecologist at the James Hutton Institute, Scotland. He visits Department of Botany as an opponent at PhD defence of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Think globally, research locally: emerging opportunities for mycorrhizal research in South America

Text by Guillermo Bueno Two members of the plant ecology team led by Martin Zobel (Maarja Öpik and Guillermo Bueno) were invited as keynote speakers to a symposium on „Mycorrhizal Symbiosis in the Southern Cone of South America“ in Valdivia, … Continue reading

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New paper published – Niche differentiation and expansion of plant species are associated with mycorrhizal symbiosis

Text by Maret Gerz Mycorrhizal symbiosis affects the realized niches of plant species Mechanisms of coexistence has fascinated ecologists for a long time and one of the proposed ways is minimizing competition by niche differentiation. According to this, to coexist, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Francis M. Martin about mycorrhiza

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Francis M. Martin is head of Cluster of Excellence ARBRE at INRA-Lorraine in Nancy, France; as a guest of doctoral school, F.M.Martin will also hold two discussion groups for PhD students and early … Continue reading

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