Tag Archives: ecology

Living on the Edge: Landlocked Seals in a Changing Climate

Even when there’s enough food, continuously warmer winters may make the ringed seal extinct. Such is the gloomy conclusion made by Mart Jüssi, a seal biologist at the University of Tartu, in his freshly defended doctoral thesis. Continue reading

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Forest Plants Have Found Shelter in Manor Parks

Nowadays the avid renewal of old manor parks in Estonia is endangering unique natural environments that have evolved over several centuries. Continue reading

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Underground Filled with Life

Scientists from the University of Tartu used innovative methods to figure out the gene sequences of plants beneath the surface of the soil. This led to the discovery that species richness among them is much greater than one can see above the ground. Continue reading

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What Is Dark Diversity?

The absent species in nature are as important as the existing ones, says the newly published theory from the University of Tartu ecologists. Researchers call species in the region that are absent but can potentially inhabit those particular ecological conditions ‘dark diversity’. Continue reading

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