Springer Verlag just published the book “Canopy photosynthesis: from basics to applications” edited by Prof. Kouki Hikosaka (Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan), Prof. Ülo Niinemets (Estonian University of Life Sciences) and Prof. Niels Anten (Wageningen University, The Netherlands).
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is the only pine species native to northern Europe, and it is the most common tree species in the Baltic states. In Estonia, P. sylvestris covers almost 38% of Estonian forests and it is the key dominant species, especially in nutrient-limited sites, including characteristic Estonian extremely infertile raised bogs.
At 12 o’clock on Friday, November 6 a Festive Meeting is held in the festive hall of the main building of the Estonian University of Life Sciences. At the ceremony the honoris causa doctorate is received by Mogens Lund. In addition 13 doctoral degrees will be conferred and six Medals of Merit awarded at the ceremony. Acknowledgements are made to the outstanding research and teaching staff of the University.
Ecosystems have a large capacity to adapt to environmental perturbations, but so far, most of the future projections of global change effects do not consider the adaptation responses. This is a key shortcoming of current model predictions as adaptation responses can alter global carbon and nitrogen cycle as well as vegetation capacity to emit volatile organic compounds and contribute to secondary organic aerosol formation, with potentially important implications for the extent and rate of global change.
The Department of Landscape Architecture of EMÜ is one of key partners in the 4,5-year BlueHealth project the aim of which is to assess the impacts of the EU-s „blue infrastructure“ (natural and man made bodies of water) on people’s health and wellbeing.