Category Archives: New paper published

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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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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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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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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New paper published – Genome sequencing and population genomic analyses provide insights into the adaptive landscape of silver birch

Text by Lauri Laanisto /EMÜ Press With the help of Ülo Niinemets and Leila Pazouki from our work group, researchers led by Finnish plant scientists have described the whole genome of silver birch – one of the most distinct and … Continue reading

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New publication – Schola Biotheoretica XLIII: BAER

Text by Lauri Laanisto On February 17th, in 1792 – thus 225 years ago – Karl Ernst von Baer (died 1876) was born in Piibe manor, in North-East Estonia (back then, of course, it was Russian Empire). Von Baer is … Continue reading

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New paper published – Disproportionate photosynthetic decline and inverse relationship between constitutive and induced volatile emissions upon feeding of Quercus robur leaves by large larvae of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another paper by Ülo´s former postdoc Lucian, who does a lot of small experiments, where they measure all sorts of factors that could affect organic volatile emissions in plants. This time the focus is on the … Continue reading

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