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New publication – A methodology to derive global maps of leaf traits using remote sensing and climate data

Text by Lauri Laanisto We have a lot of robots nowadays. So why not give them fieldwork assignments? It´s not as simple. Remember how much problems Mars rover “Curiosity” has had. And there is no life in Mars! With all … Continue reading

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New publication – Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome

Text by Anne Bjorkman, post originally published in Nature Ecology and Evolution blog It takes a global village to write one paper – and nearly 200,000 hours of work to collect the data! Our findings published today in Nature indicate … Continue reading

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Fieldwork report – Kaia and Astrid in Australia

Text by Kaia Kask From 28th of March to 13 of April senior scientist Astrid Kännaste and PhD student Kaia Kask were visiting professor David Ellsworth in the Western Sydney University in Hawkesbury, Australia. The purpose of the visit was … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Tom Sharkey about the Auxiliary pathways of the Calvin-Benson cycle

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Thomas D. Sharkey is University Distinguished Professor in Michigan State University, and fellow of the AAAS. (Link to his homepage; … Continue reading

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New member – welcome Yusuph!

Text and pic Yusuph Olawale Abiola I would like to use this medium to introduce myself as the recipient of the DoRa+ Scholarship Programme and to also express my profound gratitude to the donor. I finished my master’s degree in … Continue reading

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New publication – Inoculation of Brevibacterium linens RS16 in Oryza sativa genotypes enhanced salinity resistance: impacts on photosynthetic traits and foliar volatile emissions

Text by Ülo Niinemets A collaboration between the scientists from Estonian University of Life Sciences and Chungbuk National University, South Korea demonstrates how plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance Soil salinity is one of the key abiotic stress factor … Continue reading

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Harvest campaign in August, 2018

Text and video by Bin Liu, pics by Samuel Liga /Editor´s note: It´s been silence in the blog throughout summer, as we all had a lot of field and lab work (below there´s a glimpse of it). But we´re back … Continue reading

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