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