Tag Archives: plant ecophysiology

New publication – Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate

Text from emu.ee news The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain Healthy forests play a key role in global … Continue reading

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New publication – Glandular trichomes as a barrier against atmospheric oxidative stress: Relationships with ozone uptake, leaf damage, and emission of LOX products across a diverse set of species

Text from Research in Estonia page (translated from this Novaator article) Study led by scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences indicate that many crops with hairier leaves tolerate ground-level ozone better. The relative content of ground-level ozone in … Continue reading

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New paper out – Diterpenoid fingerprints in pine foliage across an environmental and chemotypic matrix: Isoabienol content is a key trait differentiating chemotypes

Text by Lauri Laanisto Intraspecific variability in functional traits has emerged in recent years as a quite important phenomenon. At least in plant ecology. Traditional view in life sciences has promoted between-species differences as much more significant drivers of ecological … 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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New paper published – Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Text and graph by Tiina Tosens In the world-wide leaf economics spectrum (Wright et al. 2004, Nature) variability of three key traits: photosynthesis rate, leaf nitrogen content, and leaf dry mass per area of 2500 species (from study sites with … Continue reading

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New paper published – Disproportionate photosynthetic decline and inverse relationship between constitutive and induced volatile emissions upon feeding of Quercus robur leaves by large larvae of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another paper by Ülo´s former postdoc Lucian, who does a lot of small experiments, where they measure all sorts of factors that could affect organic volatile emissions in plants. This time the focus is on the … Continue reading

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EcolChange seminar on 2nd of March – Arne Sellin talks about the effect of air humidity on tree growth

Seminar of the Centre of Excellence EcolChange Docent of plant ecophysiology and the head of the chair of ecophysiology at the Department of Botany, University of Tartu, Arne Sellin, will give a talk titled: Growth of northern deciduous trees under … Continue reading

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