Tag Archives: Tiina Tosens

New publication – Glandular trichomes as a barrier against atmospheric oxidative stress: Relationships with ozone uptake, leaf damage, and emission of LOX products across a diverse set of species

Text from Research in Estonia page (translated from this Novaator article) Study led by scientists from the Estonian University of Life Sciences indicate that many crops with hairier leaves tolerate ground-level ozone better. The relative content of ground-level ozone in … Continue reading

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Notes from the field – Studying cycad defences and physiology in Copenhagen Botanical Gardens

Text and pics by Tiina Tosens, Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson and Ülo Niinemets Tiina Tosens and Linda-Liisa Veromann-Jürgenson spent 10 work-packed, but wonderful days conducting an exciting experiment in Copenhagen with Prof. Riikka Rinnan and Thomas Holst in the end of January. … Continue reading

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New papers published – Glandular trichomes and stomatal conductance play crucial roles in protecting plants against ozone stress

Text by Shuai Li Two papers studying how plants cope with ozone stress were recently published in the journal Plant Cell & Environment. The first paper estimates the possible protective role of non-glandular and glandular trichomes on the leaf surface … Continue reading

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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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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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Plant physiologists defeating stress in 7 km run

Text by Kaia Kask, pics by Steffen Noe and Kaia Kask On the 8th of April 2017 Ülo Niinemets’ lab members went to run 7 km in Parkmetsa running competition in Tartu, Estonia. Our crew members were: Ülo Niinemets, Steffen … 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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