Category Archives: Other news

Blogyear Summary 2017

Text by Lauri Laanisto The blog is now three years old. And it now has a one-year-old sisterblog as well – EcolChange blog. We have been keeping the approach, and trying to post mainly about our new publications. And this … 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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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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A case of plagiarism

Text by Ülo Niinemets <A letter to the editors of BMC Plant Biology> It has caught our attention that the paper of: Shi, J., Ma, C., Qi, D., Lv, H., Yang, T., Peng, Q., … & Lin, Z. (2015). Transcriptional … Continue reading

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Plant physiologists defeating stress in 7 km run

Text by Kaia Kask, pics by Steffen Noe and Kaia Kask On the 8th of April 2017 Ülo Niinemets’ lab members went to run 7 km in Parkmetsa running competition in Tartu, Estonia. Our crew members were: Ülo Niinemets, Steffen … Continue reading

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Visiting scientist – Jeroni Galmes

Text and pic by Lauri Laanisto Last week Jeroni Galmes visited our lab. He somehow opted to come from the Balearic to slushy Tartu and stay here for the entire week. I guess this might indicate the quality of the research … Continue reading

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