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New paper accepted – Extremely thick cell walls and low mesophyll conductance: welcome to the world of ancient living!

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson I am overjoyed that I have my first article for my PhD accepted! It is now published in Journal of Experimental Botany. As everyone in our group knows, mesophyll conductance is a key player … Continue reading

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New paper published – Cell‐level anatomical characteristics explain high mesophyll conductance and photosynthetic capacity in sclerophyllous Mediterranean oaks

Text by Lauri Laanisto Another study by from the Mediterranean. Peguero-Pina has collaborated with Ülo seveal times before, and also regarding the physiology of oaks (link to blog post). This time the study does not focus on a single species, … Continue reading

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New projects funded!

Text by Lauri Laanisto, Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Tiina Tosens New Year begun with some new funding! This post will give a short overview of what some of our lab members will be doing in upcoming years. So, Tiina Tosens and … Continue reading

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New publication – A roadmap for improving the representation of photosynthesis in Earth system models

Text by Lauri Laanisto Wow, a 21-page Forum paper! The role of photosynthesis is global ecosystem and climatic models has been either oversimplified or plainly ignored, that is something I learned I think from the first meeting with Ülo. Of … 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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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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