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New papers published – Chemical stress and environmental feedbacks in aquatic ecosystems

Text by Lauri Laanisto Ülo and his colleagues – this time mainly from Estonia – have published two subsequent papers in journal Regional Environmental Change. Both deal with more or less similar topic, and both are actually review papers. The … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Chicodinaka N. Okereke about VOCs and abiotic stress in tropical plants

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Chicodinaka N. Okereke is a junior researcher and PhD-student in Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Volatile Organic … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Shuai Li about the role of stomatal conductance in controlling various leaf processes

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Shuai Li is a junior researcher and PhD-student in Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Key role of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Changes of secondary metabolites in Pinus sylvestris L. needles under increasing soil water deficit

Text by Lauri Laanisto Together with Spanish colleagues, Ülo has published a study about how Scots pine´s primary and secondary metabolism in the needles changes when the tree is experiencing water deficit in soil. Frome the methodoligical point of view … Continue reading

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Guest post – Hannes Kollist about the emperor´s new clothes

Text by Hannes Kollist <From the editor: Our good colleague Hannes Kollist, professor of Molecular Plant Biology and the PI of Plant Signal Research Group at University of Tartu, participated recently in EU high-level conference “Modern Biotechnologies in Agriculture – … Continue reading

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New paper published – Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Text and graph by Tiina Tosens In the world-wide leaf economics spectrum (Wright et al. 2004, Nature) variability of three key traits: photosynthesis rate, leaf nitrogen content, and leaf dry mass per area of 2500 species (from study sites with … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Joao Carlos Bespalhok about the production chain of sugarcane in Brazil

Seminar of Chair of Field Crop and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange This week we have a quest giving seminar: professor Joao Carlos Bespalhok from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil. He´ll be talking about the biotechnological ways … Continue reading

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