PhD Siim-Kaarel Sepp
Research Fellow in Plant Ecology
siimsepp [at] ut.ee
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.
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.3512