Botaanika osakonna ja Maateaduste ja ökoloogia doktorikooli seminar / Seminar of Department of Botany and Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology
inglise keeles / in English
Dr. Andy Taylor
Scotland’s forgotten Kingdom
Neljapäeval, 23. novembril 2017 kell 15.15/
Thursday, 23. November 2017 at 15.15
Tartus, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditoorium) / In Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)
Andy Taylor on seeneökoloog James Huttoni nimelises Instituudis Šotimaal. Ta külastab botaanika osakonda seoses Sten Anslani doktoritöö oponeerimisega 24. novembril kell 10.15 auditooriumis 1019 Chemicumis, Ravila 14a, Tartu.
The surface of Scotland like much of northern Europe was wiped clean by the last glaciation. This should mean that all the biodiversity present today should have appeared in the last 10,000 years. We have been investigating the symbiotic fungi associated with many of our native plant species in relation to past history and climate and have found strong climatic structuring of communities and remarkably species rich communities associated with rapidly declining arctic alpine vegetation in Scottish mountains. The appearance of endemic fungal species suggests that there may have been vegetated, ice free Nunataks from which at least part of the Scottish flora and mycota may be derived. I will give an overview of these investigations.
Andy Taylor is fungal ecologist at the James Hutton Institute, Scotland. He visits Department of Botany as an opponent at PhD defence of Sten Anslan on November 24th, at 10.15 in auditorium 1019 in Chemicum, Ravila 14a, Tartu.