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New paper published – Global climatic drivers of leaf size

Ülo is a coauthor of Ian J. Wright et al´s new paper in Science. Below is a press release from our university (link). Citation: Wright, I. J., Dong, N., Maire, V., Prentice, I. C., Westoby, M., Díaz, S., … Niinemets, … Continue reading

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Seminar – Assaf Mosquna about the selective activation of ABA receptors

Tomorrow, Wednesday the 23th, is another guest seminar in our research neighbors – Plant Signal Research group in Universiy of Tartu. Speaker: Dr. Assaf Mosquna from Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Title: “Selective Activation of ABA Receptors” Time and place: Wednesday, … Continue reading

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International Botanical Congress 2017

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson I was honoured to be accepted to speak at a symposium in the XIX IBC in Shenzhen, China in the end of July this year. This year’s IBC was a grandiose event with around … Continue reading

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Fieldwork report: Data collection in Hong Kong and on mainland China

Text and pics Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Two weeks ago, I had an incredible opportunity to collect anatomical samples from plant species native and endemic to the southern Chinese and Hong Kong subtropical region. As my application to do an oral presentation … Continue reading

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How do we research in Estonia

Text by Lauri Laanisto Estonian Research Council released recently a series of ~2 minute long videos introducing the Estonian academic system. The structure of R&D system in Estonia, higher education and funding of R&D, academic staff and rankings, practicalities in … Continue reading

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Seminar – Julian Schroeder about molecular signal transduction mechanisms mediating abscisic acid and CO2 regulation of ion channels and stomatal movements

Our research neighbors – Plant Signal Research group in Universiy of Tartu – are having a really nice seminar next Friday. Julian Schroeder from University of California San Diego will give a talk “Molecular signal transduction mechanisms mediating abscisic acid … Continue reading

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Tenure and permanence

Text by Lauri Laanisto A few years ago Ülo Niinemets was elected as a member of Estonian Academy of Sciences. As he is one of the youngest member, he of course got quite a few assignments right away. One of … Continue reading

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