Monthly Archives: December 2016

Blogyear 2016 summary

Text by Lauri Laanisto Like stated in the previous (and first ever) blogyear summay (link to blog post): “The plan for the next year is simply to carry on in similar fashion.”, this is more or less what indeed happened. … Continue reading

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New paper out – Herbivory by an Outbreaking Moth Increases Emissions of Biogenic Volatiles and Leads to Enhanced Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation Capacity

Text by Lauri Laanisto Couple of days ago I reported about a paper that studied how a rust fungus affects organic volatiles in a poplar (link to blog post). However, we have quite a few people in our lab studing … Continue reading

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New paper out – Scaling of photosynthesis and constitutive and induced volatile emissions with severity of leaf infection by rust fungus (Melampsora larici-populina) in Populus balsamifera var. suaveolens

Text by Lauri Laanisto In addition to the role of abiotic stress in regulating the emissions of volatile organic compunds in plants, members of our lab also study biotic stress factors. For example leaf fungi. This is just one little … Continue reading

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New paper published – Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade

Text by Trevor Keenan Our new paper, “Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade” (link to full text) was published online in Nature Plants on December 19th. It highlights a literally shady issue in plant science … Continue reading

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Upcoming PhD defense – Leila Pazouki

Text by Lauri Laanisto On 17th of January 2017 at 13.15 in Kreutzwaldi 5-2A1 our young Iranian researcher Leila Pazouki will defend her doctoral thesis „Emission, gene regulation and function of terpenoids in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium) … Continue reading

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Ülo Niinemets analyses the Role of Plants in Climate Change

Text by Lauri Laanisto Estonian Research Council´s platform for promoting Estonia as a good place to do research “Research in Estonia” has published a nice article about Ülo and our workgroup. What do we do and why do we do … Continue reading

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New paper out – Herbivory by an outbreaking moth increases emissions of biogenic volatiles and leads to enhanced secondary organic aerosol formation capacity

Text from EMU news Our researchers involved in a study demonstrating that enhanced insect herbivory under global change can alter climate Future warmer climates in northern latitudes facilitate dispersal of many insect herbivores and lead to overall greater plant herbivore … Continue reading

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