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University of Tartu
Plant Ecology Laboratory

PhD Kadri Koorem

Kadri.Koorem [at]


My scientific research is built around plant interactions. In my postdoctoral research in Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO KNAW), I focus on the ecology of range expanding plant species. Shortly, I want to know if the interactions of range expanding plant species and soil organisms change during the expansion. More specifically, I focus on the composition and effect of arbuscular-mycorrhizal fungal communities, associated to range expanding plant species. This knowledge will help us understand if range expanding plant species can threaten existing communities in their new range. 

Current projects:

Personal postdoctoral research grant, funded by Estonian Research Council: “Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the roots of range-expanding plants: composition, function and eco-evolutionary dynamics”

 My complete CV and publication record is available in Estonian Research Information System (ETIS).

Selected papers:

Koorem, K.; Kostenko, O.; Snoek, L. B.; Weser, C.; Ramirez, K. S.; Wilschut, R. A. & van der Putten, W. H. 2018. Relatedness with plant species in native community influences ecological consequences of range expansions. Oikos doi: 10.1111/oik.04817.