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Our workgroup moved to a new building
Until now, the workgroups of the UT botany department were distributed into different buildings in Tartu (our workgroup was located in the botanical gardens). But the long-awaited move into the [...]
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EcolChange annual conference 2021
Our workgroup is part of the EcolChange Centre of Excellence in Research and therefore we participated in the EcolChange annual conference 2021 on 26th November. This year, conference presentations introduced research collaboration topics [...]
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Visiting PhD student from Brazil
Magno Daniel de Oliveira Gonçalves Araújo, a PhD student from the Federal University of Ceará in Brazil is visiting our workgroup this academic year. Magno's thesis topic is 'Observed, dark [...]
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Workgroup paper featured on the cover of Nature magazine
Our workgroup members Carlos, Riin, Aurele and Meelis published a new paper in this week's Nature magazine! The study was done in collaboration with members from the Plant Ecology Laboratory [...]
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Welcome Oscar
We are happy to welcome a new PhD student to our workgroup! Oscar started his PhD studies in September and he is using species distribution modelling, dark diversity methods and [...]
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Workgroups seminar
On 3rd September, we gathered together with the landscape biodiversity workgroup for a postponed spring seminar in Tartu. This time we talked about our future plans - which novel research [...]
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DarkDivNet virtual workshop
We held a virtual workshop for all DarkDivNet members on 5th May to share some preliminary results from the project and discuss future plans. We heard talks from the DarkDivNet [...]
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Tartu – City of Good Microbes
This summer we will start a project "Tartu - City of Good Microbes" to study soil biodiversity in Tartu. The project is led by Meelis in collaboration with the Center [...]
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New paper about the functional spectra of threatened plant and animal species
In a new global study we map the functional spectra of 75 000 plant and animal species to explore if threatened species represent a certain combination of traits. We found [...]
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New book about functional traits
Carlos co-authored a new book "Handbook of Trait-Based Ecology: From Theory to R Tools" together with colleagues Francesco de Bello, André T. C. Dias, Lars Götzenberger, Marco Moretti and Matty P. Berg. [...]
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