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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Ragnar Viikoja about the effect of farming system on wheat nitrogen assimilation genes

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Ragnar Viikoja is a PhD-student in the Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: The Impact of Farming System … Continue reading

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New publication – Drivers of species richness and community integrity of small forest patches in an agricultural landscape

Text by Krista Takkis /This blogpost first appeared on JVS Blog on 4th of January 2019 (link to orginal post)/ Small forest patches (up to a few hectares in size) are a common feature in European agricultural landscapes. These patches … Continue reading

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New member – welcome Tana!

Text and ic by Tana Wuyun I´m Tana, and I just started my PhD here in Estonian University of Life Sciences. It’s extremely exciting to be back! I mean back in the scientific field, and especially working in the excellent … Continue reading

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New publication – Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities

Text by Martin Luther University in Halle via EurekaAlert /Ed: This new macroecological paper includes Ülo Niinemets as coauthor./ Which plant species grow where, alongside which others – and why? The diversity of global vegetation can be described based on … Continue reading

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Ülo Niinemets awarded with honorary doctor title

Text by EMÜ (link) Last week, on November 8th, University of Life Sciences professor Ülo Niinemets received the highest recognition from the foreign university as a researcher. The academician was awarded with the honorary doctor titel (Doctor Honoris Causa) of the … Continue reading

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Our workgroup participated in university´s sports competition

Text and pics by Evi Vaino Every person who likes to be healthy, happy, and experience less stress has to make at least 10 000 steps every day in medium pace (citation missing…). Unfortunately, average office (and lab) working person … Continue reading

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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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