Tag Archives: plant ecology

EcolChange seminar – Kadri Koorem about biotic interactions in range-expanding plant species

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Kadri Koorem is postdoctoral researcher of Tartu University at NIOO-KNAW, The Netherlands. Title of the talk: Biotic interactions of range-expanding plant species Time: Thursday, 22. March 2017 at 15.15 … Continue reading

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New paper published – Two Closely Related Species Differ in their Regional Genetic Differentiation Despite Admixing

Text by Lisanna Schmidt Genetic differences between regions are usually studied for individual species. However, many species can reproduce with each other. We studied whether gene flow between two closely related sedge species influences regional differences. Our molecular genetic data … 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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Few thoughts and pics from Plant Phenotyping Forum

Text by Lauri Laanisto; pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Last week, 22-24th of November, we had a EcolChange-related conference in Tartu – Plant Phenotyping Forum: integrating European plant phenotyping community (link to conference page) The main organizer of this event is … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Guntis Brūmelis about conservation of breadleaved forests in Latvia

Seminar of Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology, Centre of Excellence EcolChange and PhD/MSc students seminar of Department of Geography Speaker: Guntis Brūmelis, University of Latvia, Latvia Title of the talk: Conservation biology of the noble broadleaved tree stands in … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lauri Laanisto about intraspecific trait variability in plants

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Lauri Laanisto is senior researcher of macroecology at Estonian University of Life Sciences Title of the talk: Intraspecific trait variability – what, why, and maybe even a little how Time: Thursday, … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Gordon McNickle about plant foraging games

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange. Gordon McNickle is professor at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. He visits Department of Botany as an opponent at PhD defence of Sirgi Saar on October 26th, at 13.15 in Vaga … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Vigdis Vandvik about integrating experimental and gradient approaches to climate change impacts on plant populations and communities

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Vigdis Vandvik is professor at University of Bergen, Norway and head of the Centre of Excellence in Biology Education (bioCEED). In her presentation she will introduce a large-scale experiment and … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Lander Baeten about long-term changes of forest biodiversity

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange + Seminar of Department of Botany and Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology Lander Baeten is professor at the Department of Forest and Water Management, Ghent University, Belgium. He visits Department of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Despite admixing two closely related Carex species differ in their regional morphological differentiation

Text and pics by Lisanna Schmidt Researchers from Estonia and Switzerland studied regional morphological differentiation of two closely related hybridising (and “taxonomically difficult”) species – Carex flava and Carex viridula. We asked whether due to genetic admixing of the two … Continue reading

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