Tag Archives: Lauri Laanisto

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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Blog contribution awards 2017

Text by Lauri Laanisto, pic by Tiia Kurvits Our blog is now about three years old. And once a year, typically during the first seminar of the new year, Ülo gives out little incentives for the ones who have contributed … Continue reading

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Fieldwork report – installing insect trapnests in a snowy city

Text by Lauri Laanisto, pics by Marco Moretti and Tiit Hallikma Even though there is quite a lot of snow and minuses outside, the fieldwork season is now open! Last week we had couple of visitors from the Swiss Federal Institute … Continue reading

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New paper out – Diterpenoid fingerprints in pine foliage across an environmental and chemotypic matrix: Isoabienol content is a key trait differentiating chemotypes

Text by Lauri Laanisto Intraspecific variability in functional traits has emerged in recent years as a quite important phenomenon. At least in plant ecology. Traditional view in life sciences has promoted between-species differences as much more significant drivers of ecological … 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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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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Tenure and permanence

Text by Lauri Laanisto A few years ago Ülo Niinemets was elected as a member of Estonian Academy of Sciences. As he is one of the youngest member, he of course got quite a few assignments right away. One of … Continue reading

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