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New paper published – Physiological and structural tradeoffs underlying the leaf economics spectrum

Text and graph by Tiina Tosens In the world-wide leaf economics spectrum (Wright et al. 2004, Nature) variability of three key traits: photosynthesis rate, leaf nitrogen content, and leaf dry mass per area of 2500 species (from study sites with … Continue reading

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International Botanical Congress 2017

Text and pics by Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson I was honoured to be accepted to speak at a symposium in the XIX IBC in Shenzhen, China in the end of July this year. This year’s IBC was a grandiose event with around … Continue reading

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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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