Monthly Archives: January 2017

Leila defended her PhD thesis: congratulations!

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann Leila Pazouki defended her PhD thesis titled “Emission, gene regulation and function of terpenoids in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) and yarrow (Achillea millefolium).” in agriculture on the 17th of January. Her supervisor was Ülo Niinemets. … Continue reading

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New publication – A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models

Text by Lauri Laanisto Wow, a 21-page Forum paper! The role of photosynthesis is global ecosystem and climatic models has been either oversimplified or plainly ignored, that is something I learned I think from the first meeting with Ülo. Of … Continue reading

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New picture of our workgroup

The title should explain enough. It´s taken in 22nd of December 2016 by our PhD student Alisa Krasnova (on the right edge, holding the remote). For a bigger, zoomable version, click here.

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New paper published – Emissions of carotenoid cleavage products upon heat shock and mechanical wounding from a foliose lichen

Text by Lauri Laanisto I like that this paper starts with a metaphor: “Chlorophyll (Chl) is a double-edged sword for plants.” Because “This molecule is capable of harvesting sunlight, initiating the process of photosynthesis, but it also involves an unavoidable … Continue reading

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New paper published – Functional traits of urban trees: air pollution mitigation potential

Text by Lauri Laanisto It probably happens quite rarely, but sometimes some of the most fundamental theoretical questions can be studied using applied research approach. Studying urban ecosystems is one of these rare occasions. In a blog post from last … Continue reading

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Post-doc and PhD possibilities in Estonia

Text by Lauri Laanisto I, Lauri Laanisto, am looking for a post-doc and a PhD to start in summer/fall 2017 to work in the Estonian University of Life Sciences. First of all, about the post-doc option. The post-doc option means … Continue reading

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