Monthly Archives: March 2016

SIP-VOL+ in ERC yearbook

There´s a little article, titled “How do stressed plants affect climate change?” about our ERC grant in the latest ERC yearbook, published in 18th of March. Here is the link. Advertisements

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New paper published – Regulation of Floral Terpenoid Emission and Biosynthesis in Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s not only trees and other woody species that we study in our lab(s). Occasionally also herbaceous plants. This week came out, in Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, paper led by our Chinese postdoc Yifan Jiang, … Continue reading

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New paper out – Light acclimation of photosynthesis in two closely related firs (Abies pinsapo Boiss. and Abies alba Mill.): the role of leaf anatomy and mesophyll conductance to CO2

Text by Lauri Laanisto In the latest number of Tree Physiology, volume 36, issue 3 (link to Table of Contents), Ülo has managed to be the author or co-author for three papers. Two of them, Ülo´s commentary piece titled “Does … Continue reading

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It´s spring enough – time to fieldwork!

Text and pics by Lauri Laanisto Yesterday we had +6 C degrees outside. It was a sunny day and you could feel the spring in the air. Now, the question is do the plants feel it too? And if yes, … Continue reading

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Teaching students to Walz

By Tiina Tosens In addition to research, people from our workgroup also teach. Here are couple of photos from the Plant Stress Biology class that I teach. Yesterday´s lecture was  focused on  variation of plant photosynthetic capacity and primary production across and … Continue reading

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New paper published – Does the touch of cold make evergreen leaves tougher?

Text by Lauri Laanisto Ülo has written another commentary piece to Tree Physiology (link to the previous one from January), commenting this time the paper by Patricia González-Zurdo and others “Costs of leaf reinforcement in response to winter cold in … Continue reading

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