Tag Archives: plant ecology

EcolChange seminar – Jeanalle Eck about microbes that shape plant disease and diversity

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Jenalle Eck is post-doctoral researcher at the University of Zürich, Switzerland. She studies plant population and community ecology, with special emphasis on … 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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New publication – Fungal diversity regulates plant-soil feedbacks in temperate grassland

Text and pic by John Davison and Marina Semchenko Ecologists have long suspected that one key to explaining plant diversity lies with their enemies, including pathogenic soil microbes. Plant–soil feedback describes a process whereby plants shape the microbial communities living … Continue reading

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New publication – Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities

Text by Martin Luther University in Halle via EurekaAlert /Ed: This new macroecological paper includes Meelis Pärtel and Ülo Niinemets from EcolChange as coauthors./ Which plant species grow where, alongside which others – and why? The diversity of global vegetation … Continue reading

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New publication – Plant diversity in oceanic archipelagos: realistic patterns emulated by an agent-based computer simulation

Text by Madli Jõks Simulated islands help to untangle the secrets of biodiversity Volcanic islands emerge empty from the sea and thus, offer a unique change to study how plant- and animal species colonize new areas. They have been in … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar – Nele Ingerpuu about the new trends in bryology

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Nele Ingerpuu is senior researcher at the Department of Botany, Tartu University. Title of the talk: Some new trends in bryology  Time: Tuesday, 04. October 2018 at 15.15 Place: … Continue reading

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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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