Field course in Tenerife


Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology organised a course "Laws of the altitudinal zones of vegetation: Evolution, ecology and human impact" in Tenerife. From our workgroup Ene, Ülle and Aveliina were supervising the course, and Iris and Elisabeth participated. The aim of the course was to introduce biodiversity patterns in mountainous region to students, and to increase their knowledge and understanding of the processes that shape vegetation and the adaptation of plants to different environmental conditions. The nature of the island is very diverse and it is possible to see a rapid change of communities and vegetation in short distances, which is why Tenerife was the perfect place for this course. In addition, fieldwork was carried out for the DarkDivNet project.

Photo: Guimar vulcanic semi-desert