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Workgroup members at the Community Ecology conference
The 4th International Conference on Community Ecology took place on 20-22 September in Trieste, Italy. Carlos, Eleonora, Enrico and Juni from our workgroup were among the over 100 participants from [...]
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Workgroup members at the IAVS 2023 conference
The 65th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS) was held on 3-8 September in Coffs Harbour, Australia. Among the over 300 participants were also Meelis, Riin, Bruno [...]
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Madli received a PhD degree
Within two weeks two of our PhD students have received their degrees! On 26th May, Madli Jõks successfully defended her PhD thesis on the topic "Biodiversity drivers in oceanic archipelagos [...]
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Visiting PhD student from Denmark
We are happy to welcome Davide Barsotti who is visiting our workgroup in May! Davide is a PhD student at the Copenhagen University in Denmark and his thesis topic is [...]
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8th Laelatu Academy
The Laelatu Academy is a seminar and think tank for high school and university students that is organised by the Botany department every spring and autumn. Together with scientists the [...]
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New paper about forest biodiversity simulations
Madli, Meelis, Kersti, and Ene, in collaboration with other scientists from Tartu University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences, published a new study in Ecological Modelling. This study explores the [...]
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Workgroup spring seminar 2023
We had our workgroup spring seminar in Laelatu field station on 18th-19th April. This time, the topic of the seminar was 'Data science and data in macroecology' and from our [...]
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New paper about nature's impact on human health
A new paper is published in the Clinical & Experimental Allergy where researchers from the Children’s Clinic of Tartu University Hospital and from the UT Department of Botany collaborate to study [...]
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New paper about dark diversity affinity
Juni and Meelis have just published a new paper about Dark Diversity Affinity (DDA) in Methods in Ecology and Evolution. This paper proposed a metric, DDA, to scale affinities of [...]
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Eco students fair
On 3rd April the botany department of the University of Tartu organised an Eco students fair for Bachelor and Master level students, where all department workgroups were able to introduce [...]
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