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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Dimitrii Krasnov about forest soil heterogeneity

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

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New publication – Shifts in tree functional composition amplify the response of forest biomass to climate

Text from emu.ee news The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain Healthy forests play a key role in global … Continue reading

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Workgroup and EcolChange seminar – Silvano Fares about volatiles in Mediterranean forest systems

Seminar of Chair of Crop Science and Plant Biology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange, Estonian Univ of Life Sciences . Silvano Fares is senior researcher, Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Italy. Title … Continue reading

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Redwood forests through pinhole

Text and pics by Lauri Laanisto Couple of months ago I attended 102nd annual ESA meeting in Portland, USA (link to conference page). After that we (my PhD student was attending as well) rented a car and drove couple of … Continue reading

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New paper published – Ecosystem-scale volatile organic compound fluxes during an extreme drought in a broadleaf temperate forest of the Missouri Ozarks (central USA)

Text by Lauri Laanisto Last year we had Peter Harley from Atmospheric Chemistry Division of NCAR doing his sabbatical in our lab. In addition to teaching, organizing seminars and helping out with manuscripts, he continued with his research as well. … Continue reading

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New paper published – Large within-population genetic diversity of the widespread conifer Pinus sylvestris at its soil fertility limit characterized by nuclear and chloroplast microsatellite markers

Text by Leila Pazouki and Ülo Niinemets A manuscript by Leila Pazouki, Parvin Salehi Shanjani, Peter D. Fields, Karina Martins, Marina Suhhorutšenko, Haldja Viinalass and Ülo Niinemets characterizing the genetic diversity of key Estonian forest species Pinus sylvestris at its … Continue reading

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New paper published – Light acclimation of photosynthesis in two closely related firs (Abies pinsapo Boiss. and Abies alba Mill.): the role of leaf anatomy and mesophyll conductance to CO2

Abies pinsapo or the Spanish fir has been a long-term study object for Mediterranean forest researchers, plant ecologists and ecophysiologists already since the 1960s. As our boss, Ülo, has had long and fruitful collaboration with Spanish researchers, he usually co-authors … Continue reading

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