Monthly Archives: June 2016

New paper published – Ecosystem-scale volatile organic compound fluxes during an extreme drought in a broadleaf temperate forest of the Missouri Ozarks (central USA)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Last year we had Peter Harley from Atmospheric Chemistry Division of NCAR doing his sabbatical in our lab. In addition to teaching, organizing seminars and helping out with manuscripts, he continued with his research as well. … Continue reading

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New paper – Screening Study of Leaf Terpene Concentration of 75 Borneo Rainforest Plant Species: Relationships with Leaf Elemental Concentrations and Morphology

Text by Lauri Laanisto That data publication is really a bit of a blast from the past. Although it was published in 2015, this manuscript describing terpenes found from 75 common tree species growing in Borneo was first submitted to … Continue reading

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New paper published – Acclimation of isoprene emission and photosynthesis to growth temperature in hybrid aspen: resolving structural and physiological controls

Text by Lauri Laanisto First of all a quote from Ülo: “Isoprenoids constitute a versatile pathway of compounds that play major roles as integral components of foliage photosynthetic apparatus..”. It´s from a previous blog post about the hybrid aspen´s isoprenoid-related … Continue reading

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Beijing through pinhole

Text and pictures by Lauri Laanisto Last month I went to a conference in Beijing, China – IBS meeting “The Biogeography of Ecology” – and took some pictures with my matchbox pinhole camera. So, unlike last time, when I posted … Continue reading

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New paper published – Is there a species spectrum within the world-wide leaf economics spectrum? Major variations in leaf functional traits in the Mediterranean sclerophyll Quercus ilex

Text by Lauri Laanisto This paper was actually published already in the autumn of 2014, but as according to the page numbers, it´s a paper from 2015, there will be a blog post.. Leaf economic spectrum is one of the … Continue reading

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New paper published – Temperature responses of the Rubisco maximum carboxylase activity across domains of life: phylogenetic signals, trade-offs, and importance for carbon gain

Text by Lauri Laanisto Jeroni Galmes´ name has so far been missing from this blog. I don´t understand how… Anyhow, he is one of the guys from the Party islands (Majorca, to be more precise). There lives and works a … Continue reading

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New paper published – Urban plant physiology: adaptation-mitigation strategies under permanent stress

Text by Lauri Laanisto Continuing with the papers from last year that slipped under the radar. This one did not actually slip sensu stricto. I knew about it and I´ve read it and there was plan to blog about it. … Continue reading

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