Tag Archives: 2018

New publication – Drivers of species richness and community integrity of small forest patches in an agricultural landscape

Text by Krista Takkis /This blogpost first appeared on JVS Blog on 4th of January 2019 (link to orginal post)/ Small forest patches (up to a few hectares in size) are a common feature in European agricultural landscapes. These patches … Continue reading

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New publication – Global trait–environment relationships of plant communities

Text by Martin Luther University in Halle via EurekaAlert /Ed: This new macroecological paper includes Ülo Niinemets as coauthor./ Which plant species grow where, alongside which others – and why? The diversity of global vegetation can be described based on … Continue reading

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New publication – A methodology to derive global maps of leaf traits using remote sensing and climate data

Text by Lauri Laanisto We have a lot of robots nowadays. So why not give them fieldwork assignments? It´s not as simple. Remember how much problems Mars rover “Curiosity” has had. And there is no life in Mars! With all … Continue reading

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New publication – Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome

Text by Anne Bjorkman, post originally published in Nature Ecology and Evolution blog It takes a global village to write one paper – and nearly 200,000 hours of work to collect the data! Our findings published today in Nature indicate … Continue reading

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New publication – Inoculation of Brevibacterium linens RS16 in Oryza sativa genotypes enhanced salinity resistance: impacts on photosynthetic traits and foliar volatile emissions

Text by Ülo Niinemets A collaboration between the scientists from Estonian University of Life Sciences and Chungbuk National University, South Korea demonstrates how plant growth-promoting bacteria enhance plant salinity tolerance Soil salinity is one of the key abiotic stress factor … Continue reading

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Harvest campaign in August, 2018

Text and video by Bin Liu, pics by Samuel Liga /Editor´s note: It´s been silence in the blog throughout summer, as we all had a lot of field and lab work (below there´s a glimpse of it). But we´re back … Continue reading

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New publication – Global database of plants with root‐symbiotic nitrogen fixation: Nod DB

Text by Lauri Laanisto It´s really a very simple paper! A (relatively little) database containing information about all the plants (on genus level) that fix nitrogen from the soil. Somehow this information has not been available so far in a … Continue reading

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