Tag Archives: plant ecology

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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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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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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New publication – Predicting species establishment using absent species and functional neighborhoods

Text by Meelis Pärtel and Jonathan Bennett Understanding which species establish in which habitats is fundamental to community ecology and to more applied pursuits, such as the restoration of degraded sites and the prevention of invasion by exotic species. Jonathan … Continue reading

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New paper published – Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in forest plant roots are simultaneously shaped by host characteristics and canopy-mediated light availability

Text by Kadri Koorem Recent years have been ground-breaking in describing the diversity patterns of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These microscopic fungi live in plant roots and receive carbon compounds from the plant in exchange of nutrients. In natural conditions, … 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 – Trait assembly in grasslands depends on habitat history and spatial scale

Text and pic by Liina Saar Recently published paper by Liina Saar, Meelis Pärtel and Aveliina Helm together with Francesco de Bello from Czechia (University of South Bohemia) in Oecologia revealed that grasslands with regular and long management history are … Continue reading

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