Tag Archives: biodiversity

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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New publication – Fertilising semi‐natural grasslands may cause long‐term negative effects on both biodiversity and ecosystem stability

Text by Lauri Laanisto Community ecology was once famously described as ‘collecting stamps’ by John Lawton, as every community is so different and unique in so many ways. Therefore, instead of making generalisations, one can only study unique communities the … Continue reading

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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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Fieldwork in Puhtu-Laelatu

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veroman-Jürgenson and Liisa Kübarsepp We decided to take advantage of the world-famous species richness of Puhtu-Laelatu Nature Reserve vegetation and measure a variety of species occurring mostly in Western-Estonia. The aim is to supplement the … Continue reading

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Fieldwork report – Svalbard again!

Text and media by Lauri Laanisto It´s been quiet here in the blog recently, although the papers keep coming out. There is a bunch of them waiting to be covered here. Fieldwork season is to blame. And it´s still just … Continue reading

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Estonian Ecologists Debate in the Pages of Science

Text by Lauri Laanisto When my little comment got published in Science in last December, it was apparently the first time ever when Estonian researchers held a discussion in the pages of top scientific journal (blog post about it here, … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – The relevance of species pool in the global relationship between productivity and plant species richness

Text by Lauri Laanisto “The relevance of species pool in the global relationship between productivity and plant species richness” was the initial title of a reanalysis paper, that was changed after accepted in Science to “Comment on “Worldwide evidence of … Continue reading

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