Tag Archives: mycorrhiza

EcolChange seminar – Alexandre Fruleux about belowground interactions in the forests

Seminars of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Alexandre Fruleux is Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Botany, Tartu University in the team of adaptive ecology of agricultural landscapes (led by Dr. Jaan Liira). Title of the talk: … Continue reading

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New publication – Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition determines the competitive response of two grassland forbs

Anyone can name at least a couple of factors affecting plant growth, be it climate (drought, flooding, hail) or the presence of organisms feeding on plants (birds, insects, mammals, or plant diseases). Some might even think of the nutrients found … 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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EcolChange seminar – Guillermo Bueno about plant mycorrhizal traits

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Guillermo Bueno is research fellow at the Plant Ecology Laboratory, Department of Botany, Tartu University. He explores how biotic interactions shape plant … 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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Soil biodiversity training school

/Here´s an announcment about slightly EcolChange-related soil biodiversity training school that will take place in Tartu in January. But it´s important to stress out that the registration deadline is already on 15th of December!/   COST Action “KEYSOM” – 3rd … 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 publication – Acclimation of Fine Root Systems to Soil Warming: Comparison of an Experimental Setup and a Natural Soil Temperature Gradient

Text by Kaarin Parts Global warming is predicted to impact high-latitude and high-altitude forests severely, jeopardizing their overall functioning and carbon storage, both of which depend on the warming response of tree fine root systems. This paper investigates the effect … 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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