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employee Siim-Kaarel Sepp Tartu,, Estonia

PhD Siim-Kaarel Sepp

Research Fellow in Plant Ecology
siimsepp [at]

J. Liivi st. 2-306 

I have been mainly dealing with (macro-)ecology of soil microbial communities - fungi, bacteria, micro- and mesofauna. We look at local and global patterns of these groups, and for the factors affecting their communities. I also deal with fungal communities in agricultural settings, assessing the effect various management practices have on the diversity and community structure of agriculturally important fungal groups. Further, I am interested in plant-AM fungal specificity patterns, using network ecology to get insights into this ubiquitous relationship.


Selected papers:

Sepp S-K, Davison J, Moora M, Neuenkamp L, Oja J, Roslin T, Vasar M, Öpik M, & Zobel M. (2021). Woody encroachment in grassland elicits complex changes in the functional structure of above- and belowground biota. Ecosphere, 12(5), e03512.

Sepp S-K, Davison J, Jairus T, Vasar M, Moora M, Zobel M & Öpik M. (2018). Non-random association patterns in a plant-mycorrhizal fungal network reveal host-symbiont specificity. Molecular Ecology, 28(2): 365–378.