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University of Tartu
Plant Ecology Laboratory

Lena Neuenkamp

PhD student
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My research is about the dynamics of plant communities under changing land use in seminatural grasslands. Hereby I address the effect management on community structure, and the possible role of diaspore and symbiont limitation on community change. In my PhD thesis I will study plant community composition, seed bank and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to estimate the `restoration potential´ of different dynamic stages of grasslands: extensively used (abandoned), intensively used and disturbed grasslands (gravel pits). In particular, my study shall focus both on the mechanisms behind community changes, as well as on finding the best techniques for restoration of biodiverse grasslands. My supervisor is prof. Martin Zobel.


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