Tag Archives: Ülo Niinemets

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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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

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New publication – Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions

Text by Lauri Laanisto Seems like macroecology has finally arrived to a crossroads where it might split so fundamentally, that two or more new disciplines will emerge. Finding global patterns, that would explain the world in one graph, like JH … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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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

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Our share of most influencal scientist

Text by Lauri Laanisto Last week Clarivate Analytics released it´s annual list of top researchers – the ones that are considered most influential among their discipline (link to methodology). Estonia had altogether 7 scientist in that list (compared with last … 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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