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New paper about Neolithic plant invasions hypothesis
Meelis is a co-author in an article which aimed to clarify how trait differences, evolutionary context both present and past, and human-based perturbations (defined as disruptions to natural disturbance regimes) [...]
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GLOBE Estonia educational expedition
Ene was one of the supervisors of GLOBE Estonia educational expedition 2018, Educational program GLOBE (Global Learning and Observations to Benefit Environment) is promoting scientific thinking and scientific worldview and [...]
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Vegetation scientists from all over the world gathered in Montana, USA
Between 22-27th of July many of our current and former lab members participated at the IAVS 61st Annual Symposium at Montana State University in Bozeman. Meelis and Carlos organised a [...]
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Congress of Conservation Biology
On 12th - 15th of June 2018 took place 5th European Congress of Conservation Biology in Jyväskylä, Finland. The theme of ECCB 2018 was planetary wellbeing – a concept that [...]
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Liina received a doctoral degree
On 8th of June, Liina Saar successfully defended her thesis “Dynamics of grassland plant diversity in changing landscapes“ and was awarded with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Botany [...]
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Kersti received a doctoral degree
On 28th of May, Kersti Riibak successfully defended her thesis “Importance of dispersal limitation in determining dark diversity of plants across spatial scales“ and was awarded with the degree of [...]
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Laelatu spring academy
On 26th-27th of May the Department of Botany organised an event called ’Laelatu spring academy’ for the first time. The aim of the event was to bring together more experienced [...]
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Aveliina was chosen as the laureate of the Estonian Nature Conservation Mark
Ecologist Aveliina Helm was chosen as the silver mark laureate of the Estonian nature conservation. The nature protection mark highlights people whose services are recognized in the study of nature, [...]
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Workgroup spring seminar
Our workgroup spring seminar was held on 10th-11th of May at Laelatu field station. This time the seminar was focused on the macroecology of interactions. In addition to presentations by [...]
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Meelis gave a talk at an agricultural seminar
In March, the agricultural company Väderstad organised a seminar, where they introduced the latest news of the company, but also prof. Meelis Pärtel from University of Tartu and Evelin Loit [...]
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