Tag Archives: 2017

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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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Chicodinaka N. Okereke about VOCs and abiotic stress in tropical plants

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Chicodinaka N. Okereke is a junior researcher and PhD-student in Estonian University of Life Sciences. Title of the talk: Volatile Organic … 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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