ENVIRON conference reminder – registration is opened til 10th of September

The registration is closing soon for our autumn conference “Environmental adaptation: from molecules to the planet” taking place in Dorpat Conference Center Tartu, Estonia in 1-3 October. You can register and submit your poster abstract until the 10th of September. Here is link to the conference home page.

Full and final program is now also available – here it is:

PROGRAM (final, July 2, 2015)

Oct 1 (Thursday)

9:00  – 9:30     Registration

9:30 – 12:50    Global change from mechanisns to patterns, moderator Ülo Mander

9:30    Ülo Niinemets (Estonian Univ. of Life Sciences, Head of the ENVIRON): „How ENVIRON tries to understand adaptation to global change“.

10:15   Markku Kulmala (Univ. of Helsinki, ENVIRON board member): „Biogenic volatile compounds enhancing aerosol load“.

11:00–11:20    Coffee/tea break

11:20    Josep Peñuleas (Univ. Autonoma deBarcelona, ENVIRON board member): „Environmental adaptation to global change drivers: upscaling from molecules to the planet“.

12:05    Rainer Matyssek (Technische Univ. München, ENVIRON board member): „Drought – Challenge of the Future, for Trees and Science”.

12:50 – 13:50  Lunch

13:50 – 15:40      I session: Role of volatile messengers in plant adaptation moderator Ülo Niinemets

13:50      Michael Staudt (CNRS, Montpellier, invited keynote): “The role of BVOC emissions in Global Change”.

14:35      Jörg-Peter Schnitzler (Helmholz Gesellschaft, Germany, invited keynote):     „Plants under environmental stress – biosynthesis and function of plant volatiles“.

15:20       Astrid Kännaste (Estonian Univ. of Life Sciences): “Conifers´ chemotypes and their resistance against environmental stress factors”.

15:40 – 16:00  Coffee/Tea break

 16:00 – 17:50         II session: Plant-microbe interactions in the changing environment moderator Hannes Kollist

16:00       Corné Pieterse (Utrecht University, ENVIRON board member): “The root microbiome and plant health”.

16:45       Denis Fargette  (Montpellier, France, invited keynote): „Virus emergence in rice in the changing environment of Africa“..

17:30        Miroslav Valarik (Institute of Experimental Biology of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences): „The Central Europe, a brewing pot of cereal powdery mildew disease.“

17:50        Anders Kvarnheden (Swedish Univ of Agricultural Sciences): „Plant-infecting viruses in the Nordic countries and the possible effects of climate change“.

18:10 – 18:20  Break

18:20 – 21:00  Posters session,  moderator Ivika Ostonen (Univ. of Tartu)

1 minute poster presentations

… and refreshments.


Oct 2 (Friday)

8.30 – 10:00           III session: Adaptation at cell and plant level  moderator Erkki Truve (Tallinn Univ of Technology, Estonia)

8:30         Stefan Jansson (Univ. of Umeå, ENVIRON board member): “Natural variation in aspen”.

9:15          Timothy Brodribb (Univ. of Tasmania, invited keynote): „Evolution of stomatal signaling“.

10;00 – 10:20  Coffee/Tea break

10:20         Hannes Kollist  (Univ. of Tartu, Estonia): „Stomatal regulation in response to environment“.

10:40         Hanna Hõrak (Univ. of Tartu, Estonia): „Stomatal CO2 signalling“.

11:00         Arne Sellin (Univ. of Tartu, Estonia): “Tree growth under increasing atmospheric humidity: possible mechanisms behind the growth retardation”.

11:20          Tiina Tosens (Estonian Univ. of Life Sciences): “The long and winding road of CO2 from leaf mesophyll to chloroplasts – an evolutionary obstruction to plant functioning”.

11:40 – 12:40  Lunch

12:40 – 14:10         IV session: Carbon and nitrogen cycles of forests and wetland ecosystems moderator Jaak Truu

12:40          Markus Reichstein (Max Planck Inst. for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany, invited keynote): “Ecosystem functional responses to the environment – a FLUXNET perspective”.

13:25           K. Ramesh Reddy (Univ. of Florida, USA, invited keynote): “Coupled biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in wetland ecosystems”.

14:10 – 14:30  Coffee/Tea break

14.30 – 16:00         IV session continues, moderaator Ebe Merilo (Univ. of Tartu)

14:30           Ivika Ostonen, Marika Truu et al (Estonia): “Ecosystem-level adaptation to environmental changes – ENVIRON results from local to regional scale”.

14:50            Ülo Mander, Jaak Truu et al (Univ. of Tartu, Estonia): Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions – ENVIRON results from local to global scale”.

15:10            Steffen M. Noe (Estonian Univ. of Life Sciences): “Perspectives from SMEAR Estonia: First long term measurements of biosphere-atmosphere interactions in Estonia”.

15:40            Krista Lõhmus et al (Univ. of Tartu, Estonia): “Elevated atmospheric humidity changes deciduous forest carbon and nitrogen cycling”.

16:00 – 16:10  Closing, Ülo Niinemets

18:00 – 22:00  Conference dinner

Oct 3 (Saturday)

9:00 – 17:00                 Excursion 

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