Tag Archives: leaf structure

Fieldwork report: Data collection in Hong Kong and on mainland China

Text and pics Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson Two weeks ago, I had an incredible opportunity to collect anatomical samples from plant species native and endemic to the southern Chinese and Hong Kong subtropical region. As my application to do an oral presentation … Continue reading

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New paper – Screening Study of Leaf Terpene Concentration of 75 Borneo Rainforest Plant Species: Relationships with Leaf Elemental Concentrations and Morphology

Text by Lauri Laanisto That data publication is really a bit of a blast from the past. Although it was published in 2015, this manuscript describing terpenes found from 75 common tree species growing in Borneo was first submitted to … Continue reading

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New paper out – 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

Text by Lauri Laanisto In the latest number of Tree Physiology, volume 36, issue 3 (link to Table of Contents), Ülo has managed to be the author or co-author for three papers. Two of them, Ülo´s commentary piece titled “Does … Continue reading

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New paper published -The photosynthetic capacity in 35 ferns and fern allies: mesophyll CO2 diffusion as a key trait

Text by Tiina Tosens Mesophyll conductance is an important limiter of photosynthesis. It is generally thought to be especially important in evolutionarily older plant groups. However, very little research has been conducted in this field with more basal plant species. … Continue reading

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Visiting scientist – I-Ling Lai will give an ENVIRON lecture

Welcome to the ENVIRON’s lectures! You are all invited to another ENVIRON seminar, which will take place on 12th of October at 13:00 in room D- 239, Metsamaja, EMÜ. Title: The physiological adaptation of yellow false cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa var. … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – The photosynthetic capacity in 35 ferns and fern allies: mesophyll CO2 diffusion as a key trait

The results from a rather global experiment have just been accepted in New Phytologist. It was a collaboration between Estonian, Japanese, Spanish and Chilean researchers, who measured the photosynthetic capacity of 35 fern species growing in different continents. It´s more … Continue reading

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New paper accepted – Mesophyll conductance to CO2 and Rubisco as targets for improving intrinsic water use efficiency in C3 plants

Together with his latin colleagues, Ülo Niinemets has published another paper regarding mesophyll conductance in C3 plants in Plant, Cell and Environment. Accepted, but not edited nor typesetted version of the article is available from here. Full citation: Flexas, J., … Continue reading

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