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Selected publications of the excellence centre Frontiers in Biodiversity Research (FIBIR)
Publications by activities

Macroecology of biological diversity (Leader Meelis Pärtel)

Helm, A., Oja, T., Saar, L., Takkis, K., Talve, T., Pärtel, M. 2009. Human influence lowers plant genetic diversity in communities with extinction debt. Journal of Ecology, 97: 13291336.

Laanisto, L., Urbas, P. and Pärtel, M. 2008. Why does the unimodal species richness-productivity relationship not apply to woody species: a lack of clonality or a legacy of tropical evolutionary history? Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 320326.

Luck, G. W., Harrington, R., Harrison, P. A., Kremen, C., Berry, P. M., Bugter, R., Dawson, T. P., De Bello, F., Diaz, S., Feld, C. K., Haslett, J. R., Hering, D., Kontogianni, A., Lavorel, S., Rounsevell, M., Samways, M. J., Sandin, L., Settele, J., Sykes, M. T., van den Hove, S., Vandewalle, M. and Zobel, M. 2009. Quantifying the contribution of organisms to the provision of ecosystem services. BioScience 59: 223235.

Öpik, M., Metsis, M., Daniell, T. J., Zobel, M. and Moora, M. 2009. Large-scale parallel 454 sequencing reveals host ecological group specificity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in a boreonemoral forest. New Phytol 184: 424437.

Zobel, M. and Pärtel, M. 2008. What determines the relationship between plant diversity and habitat productivity? Global Ecology and Biogeography 17: 679684.


Phylogenetic comparative ecology (Leader Toomas Tammaru)

Chessa, B., Pereira, F., Arnaud, F., Amorim, A., Goyache, F., Mainland, I., Kao, R.R., Pemberton, J.M., Beraldi, D., Stear, M.J., Alberti, A., Pittau, M., Iannuzzi, L., Banabazi, M.H., Kazwala, R.R., Zhang, Y., Arranz, J.J.,  Ali, B.A., Wang, Z., Uzun, M., Dione, M.M., Olsaker, I., Holm, L.-E., Saarma, U., Ahmad, S., Marzanov, N., Eythorsdottir, E., Holland, M.J., Ajmone-Marsan, P., Bruford, M.W., Kantanen, J., Spencer T.E. and Palmarini, M. 2009. Revealing the History of Sheep Domestication Using Retrovirus Integrations.  Science, 324: 532536.

Remmel, T. and Tammaru, T. 2009. Size-dependent predation risk in tree-feeding insects with different colouration strategies: a field experiment.
Journal of Animal Ecology, 78: 973980.


Coevolution, ecological interactions and biodiversity (Leader Raivo Mänd)

Sild, E. & Hõrak, P. 2009. Nitric oxide production: an easily measurable condition index for vertebrates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 959–966.

Tilgar, V. & Kikas, K. 2009. Is parental risk taking negatively related to the level of brood reduction? An experiment with pied flycatchers.
Animal Behaviour 77: 43–47.

Veeroja, R., Tilgar, V., Kirk, A. & Tõnisson, J. 2008. Climatic effects on life-history traits of moose in Estonia.
Oecologia 154: 703713.

Krams, I., Krama T., Igaune, K. & Mänd, R. 2008. Experimental evidence of reciprocal altruism in the pied flycatcher.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 599605.

Tedersoo, L., Gates, G., Dunk, C., Lebel, T., May, T.W., Kõljalg, U., Jairus, T. 2009. Establishment of ectomycorrhizal fungal community on isolated Nothofagus cunninghamii seedlings regenerating on dead wood in Australian wet temperate forests: does fruit-body type matter.
Mycorrhiza, 403416.

Saar, I., Põldmaa, K., Kõljalg, U. 2009. The phylogeny and taxonomy of genera Cystoderma and Cystodermella (Agaricales) based on nuclear ITS and LSU sequences.
Mycological Progress, 8(1), 5973.

Tedersoo, L., Jairus, T., Horton, B.M., Abarenkov, A., Suvi, T., Saar, I., Kõljalg, U. 2008. Strong host preference of ectomycorrhizal fungi in a Tasmanian wet sclerophyll forest as revealed by DNA barcoding and taxon-specific primers.
New Phytologist, 180(2), 479490.

Tedersoo, L., Suvi, T., Jairus, T., Kõljalg, U. 2008. Forest microsite effects on community composition of ectomycorrhizal fungi on seedlings of Picea abies and Betula pendula.
Environmental Microbiology, 10(5), 11891201.

Conservation biology (Leader Asko Lõhmus)

Jairus, K., Lõhmus, A., Lõhmus, P. 2009. Lichen acclimatization on retention trees: a conservation physiology lesson. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46: 930936.

Rannap, R., Lõhmus, A., Briggs, L. 2009. Niche position, but not niche breadth, differs in two coexisting amphibians having contrasting trends in Europe. Diversity and Distributions, 15: 692700.

Rosenvald, R., Lõhmus, A. 2008. For what, when, and where is green-tree retention better than clearcutting? A review of the biodiversity aspects. Forest Ecology and Management, 225(1): 1–15.

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