Tag Archives: plant physiology

EcolChange seminar – Ebe Merilo about stomatal regulation of crops

Seminar of Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange Speaker: Ebe Merilo is senior researcher at the Institute of Technology, University of Tartu. Title of the talk: Stomatal regulation of crops Time: Thursday, 25. October 2018 at 15.15 Place: Tartu, … Continue reading

Posted in Event | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New publication – Inoculation of Brevibacterium linens RS16 in Oryza sativa genotypes enhanced salinity resistance: impacts on photosynthetic traits and foliar volatile emissions

Text by Ülo Niinemets A collaboration between the scientists from Estonian University of Life Sciences and Chungbuk National University, South Korea demonstrates how plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance Soil salinity is one of the key abiotic stress factor … Continue reading

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New publication – Structural controls on photosynthetic capacity through juvenile‐to‐adult transition and needle aging in Mediterranean pines

Text by Vivian Kuusk Mediterranean pines are known for stress tolerance as they live in harsh environment where shortage of water is very common. All pines, but especially Mediterranean ones grow and keep different looking needles while they are young … Continue reading

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ülo Niinemets receives the national research award

Text excerpts from Research in Estonia Last week, the Government of the Republic announced this year’s laureates of the national research awards. ERR Novaator has compiled an overview of what these scientists do. Award in the field of geology and … Continue reading

Posted in Other news | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

New publication – A major trade-off between structural and photosynthetic investments operative across plant and needle ages in three Mediterranean pines

Text by Vivian Kuusk Lots of species grow different looking leaves when they are young and adult. For example young conifers look more like little soft brushes rather than the forest giants, and lots of common houseplants look totally different … Continue reading

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New papers published – Glandular trichomes and stomatal conductance play crucial roles in protecting plants against ozone stress

Text by Shuai Li Two papers studying how plants cope with ozone stress were recently published in the journal Plant Cell & Environment. The first paper estimates the possible protective role of non-glandular and glandular trichomes on the leaf surface … Continue reading

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

EcolChange seminar frenzy – three upcoming seminars this week

This week will take place three EcolChange seminars, all over the town. At first there is the seminar in the Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology in the Estonian University of Life Sciences, and then in the University of Tartu … Continue reading

Posted in Event | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Event | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New paper published – Oak gall wasp infections of Quercus robur leaves lead to profound modifications in foliage photosynthetic and volatile emission characteristics

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Everyone with keen eyes that has been walking in wooded areas in the recent years must have noticed small growths on tree leaves called galls. Sometimes the infections can be massive, where it is hard to … Continue reading

Posted in New publication | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment