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Plant Ecology Laboratory

Research in our lab focuses on diversity patterns in biological communities, and on the interactions underlying these patterns. The main questions we address are: how do communities vary along natural gradients and gradients of human impact? What are the major assembly rules shaping communities; and are they attributable to biotic interactions or environmental heterogeneity? What are the roles of different biotic interactions - including competition, facilitation, herbivory and symbiosis - in structuring communities? Read more

News archive - August

Congratulations, Dr. Vahter!

August 2021

Tanel Vahter defended his PhD thesis titled "Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal biodiversity for sustainable agroecosystems". It was a pleasure to follow the discussion between Tanel and his opponent Professor Jim Bever from the University of Kansas. Congratulations also for the supervisor Maarja Öpik! We wish you exciting discoveries, Tanel!

Professor Mari Moora among influential women biogeographers

August 2021

Journal of Biogeography released virtual issue Women in Biogeography