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Plant ecology and diversity

Field work - sampling for mycorrhiza analysis


Martin Zobel

Professor (plant ecology), Head of the Plant ecology and diversity team, Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu; Member of the Estonian Academy of Sciences
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John Davison

Senior Research Fellow, coordinator of research teams at University Tartu, collaborating with Head in research planning and implementation

Department of Botany, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu

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Web page of the team can be found here


Two main research topics of the team are:

  • Diversity patterns in ecosystems, and on the underlying biological interactions, with particular focus on two groups of organisms: plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi.
  • Plant and fungal diversity and assembly rules are investigated in forest and grassland ecosystems under different land use regimes.