Tag Archives: mycoecology

Why are Estonian mushroom scientists among the best in the world?

This post was originally written by Marian Männi and published in Research Estonia (link to the original post) Estonia became the world’s centre of mycology against all odds. Around every fifth person in Tartu, Estonia’s second largest city, is a … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Teppo Rämä about Arctic marine fungi

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Teppo Rämä is a mycologist working with Arctic marine fungi since 2010. He took his PhD on the diversity and ecology of driftwood-associated fungi at University of Tromsø – … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – John Davison about the niches of mycorrhiza

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Dr. John Davison is senior researcher at the Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Tartu. His research addresses the role of biotic interactions in shaping biodiversity. Title … Continue reading

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New publication – How do arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi travel

Text by Guillermo Bueno Two of the members of the department of Botany (C. Guillermo Bueno and Mari Moora) were invited to write a commentary on a recently published paper in New Phytologist (Correia et al 2019). The paper commented … Continue reading

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Not one, but again two seminars: Marc-André Selosse & Benoît Perez-Lamarque about mycorrhiza

Holiday season is thankfully over, and time to get back to science! Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker1: Prof. Selosse is based at the National Museum of Natural History … Continue reading

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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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