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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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DarkDivNet newsletter
We published a fresh newsletter of the current status of the DarkDivNet project! Already 100 regions across the world have been sampled for our global project, but we are still [...]
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Virtual workgroups meeting
Since almost everybody is working from home these days, there is a great opportunity to easily visit workgroups in other countries - virtually, without any major organising or carbon footprint. [...]
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Welcome Enrico
We are happy to welcome another member to our workgroup! Enrico Tordoni started his work as a postdoctoral researcher in December. His research focuses on disentangling the evolutionary and functional [...]
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SEED-DarkDivNet setup
On one cold November day we set up our seed addition experiment for SEED-DarkDivNet. SEED-DarkDivNet is led by Lotte Korell and Kristin Ludewig and is an add-on study to our [...]
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Workgroups autumn seminar
The joint seminar of Macroecology and Landscape Biodiversity workgroups was held on 11th November in Tartu Lodjakoda. The focus of this seminar were evolutionary and phylogenetic questions. We were happy to welcome [...]
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Doctoral conference
The Doctoral Conference of the Department of Botany was held on 6th November. All 2nd and 3rd year PhD students had a chance to present their recent findings to other [...]
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