Tag Archives: 2016

New publication – Photosynthesis: ancient, essential, complex, diverse… and in need of improvement in a changing world

Text by Lauri Laanisto Here is another Forum paper in New Phytologist, this time in subsection “Meetings”. Ülo with his colleagues cover here a confernce – The 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research – Photosynthesis in a Changing World, that … Continue reading

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New picture of our workgroup

The title should explain enough. It´s taken in 22nd of December 2016 by our PhD student Alisa Krasnova (on the right edge, holding the remote). For a bigger, zoomable version, click here.

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New paper published – Functional traits of urban trees: air pollution mitigation potential

Text by Lauri Laanisto It probably happens quite rarely, but sometimes some of the most fundamental theoretical questions can be studied using applied research approach. Studying urban ecosystems is one of these rare occasions. In a blog post from last … Continue reading

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Blogyear 2016 summary

Text by Lauri Laanisto Like stated in the previous (and first ever) blogyear summay (link to blog post): “The plan for the next year is simply to carry on in similar fashion.”, this is more or less what indeed happened. … Continue reading

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New paper out – Scaling of photosynthesis and constitutive and induced volatile emissions with severity of leaf infection by rust fungus (Melampsora larici-populina) in Populus balsamifera var. suaveolens

Text by Lauri Laanisto In addition to the role of abiotic stress in regulating the emissions of volatile organic compunds in plants, members of our lab also study biotic stress factors. For example leaf fungi. This is just one little … Continue reading

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New paper published – Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade

Text by Trevor Keenan Our new paper, “Global leaf trait estimates biased due to plasticity in the shade” (link to full text) was published online in Nature Plants on December 19th. It highlights a literally shady issue in plant science … Continue reading

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New paper out – Herbivory by an outbreaking moth increases emissions of biogenic volatiles and leads to enhanced secondary organic aerosol formation capacity

Text from EMU news Our researchers involved in a study demonstrating that enhanced insect herbivory under global change can alter climate Future warmer climates in northern latitudes facilitate dispersal of many insect herbivores and lead to overall greater plant herbivore … Continue reading

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