Tag Archives: 2017

New publication – Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions

Text by Lauri Laanisto Seems like macroecology has finally arrived to a crossroads where it might split so fundamentally, that two or more new disciplines will emerge. Finding global patterns, that would explain the world in one graph, like JH … Continue reading

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New publication – A major trade-off between structural and photosynthetic investments operative across plant and needle ages in three Mediterranean pines

Text by Vivian Kuusk Lots of species grow different looking leaves when they are young and adult. For example young conifers look more like little soft brushes rather than the forest giants, and lots of common houseplants look totally different … Continue reading

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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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New member – welcome Hassan!

Text and pic by Hassan Yusuf Sulaiman I have always been interested in studying the interaction among the components of the ecosystem/environment, specifically natural emission into the atmosphere. To gain a general understanding of the environment first; I enrolled into … Continue reading

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New paper published – Oak gall wasp infections of Quercus robur leaves lead to profound modifications in foliage photosynthetic and volatile emission characteristics

Text by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Everyone with keen eyes that has been walking in wooded areas in the recent years must have noticed small growths on tree leaves called galls. Sometimes the infections can be massive, where it is hard to … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson about mesophyll conductance in gymnosperms

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson is a junior researcher and PhD-student in Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Mesophyll conductance in … Continue reading

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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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