Root Ecology Lab

Our research investigates processes in ecosystems belowground, particularly how roots and their associated rhizobiome are influenced by climate and land-use change. We quantify carbon and nutrient pools and fluxes in belowground at different scales, ranging from molecular to landscape level, to assess ecosystems response to environmental conditions. We are working in a variety of ecosystems, including subarctic ecosystems, boreal and temperate forests, free-air manipulation experiments backed up with experiments in controlled climate chamber conditions. As such, we invoke tools from a wide range of disciplines, including landscape and ecosystem ecology, ecophysiology, microbial ecology and soil science. Last but not least, we apply innovative technologies based on different 'omics, geoinformatics, and machine learning approaches.

Members of the working group

Ivika Ostonen-Märtin
Department of Geography
Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Professor in Root Ecology
Vanemuise 46-332
+372 737 5231
Ivika Ostonen-Märtin
Department of Geography
Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Professor in Root Ecology
Vanemuise 46-332
+372 737 5231
Gristin Rohula-Okunev
Department of Botany
Chair of Ecophysiology
Research Fellow in Plant Ecophysiology
J. Liivi 2-508
Gristin Rohula-Okunev
Department of Botany
Chair of Ecophysiology
Research Fellow in Plant Ecophysiology
J. Liivi 2-508
Marili Sell
Department of Geography
Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Research Fellow in Root Ecology
Vanemuise 46-332
Marili Sell
Department of Geography
Chair of Physical Geography and Landscape Ecology
Research Fellow in Root Ecology
Vanemuise 46-332
Pall Sigurdsson
doktorant
Pall Sigurdsson
doktorant
Biplabi Bhattarai
doktorant
Biplabi Bhattarai
doktorant
Arun Kumar Deverajan
doktorant
Arun Kumar Deverajan
doktorant
Aliya Sultonova
doktorant
Aliya Sultonova
doktorant
Ester Nwume
magistritudeng
Ester Nwume
magistritudeng
Marian Klaus
bakalaeureuse tudeng
Marian Klaus
bakalaeureuse tudeng
Doktorantuur

Career conference „To new hights with a PhD degree!“

Professor Ülo Mander

Ülo Mander was elected as member of the Academy of Sciences in global change

Opening conference of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use

Opening conference of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use