21.03.1979
5553 8679 (6263)
aveliina.helm@ut.ee
Aveliina Helm is an ecologist and conservation biologist with interests in development, persistence and protection of biodiversity. Her research focuses on (1) dynamics of biodiversity and provision of ecosystem services, (2) temporal delays in response of biodiversity to global changes, (3) species susceptibility to global changes based on their life-history traits and functional role in ecosystems, and (4) conservation and restoration of biodiversity and related ecosystem services. She actively participates in the initiation and development of habitat restoration and conservation projects in Estonia, provides scientific counsel for Estonian Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Rural Affairs regarding biodiversity-related issues and puts a lot of effort into communication of scientific and conservation topics to wider audiences in Estonia and abroad. Aveliina Helm also started and runs University of Tartu start-up company Nordic Botanical Ltd. that focuses on applying ecological knowledge for developing nature-friendly and sustainable landscape and urban design.

Career

Institutions and positions
01.09.2016–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.08.2016   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
06.08.2015–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
28.05.2014–05.08.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (0,20)
01.09.2013–27.05.2014   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Senior Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
01.10.2010–31.08.2013   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow in Botany (1,00)
01.09.2010–30.09.2010   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow in Botany (0,25)
01.08.2009–31.08.2010   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow (0,25)
01.01.2008–31.07.2009   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow (1,00)
01.09.2007–31.12.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Research Fellow (1,00)
01.08.2007–31.08.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Research Fellow extraordinarius (1,00)
01.06.2007–31.07.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Research Fellow extraordinarius (1,00)
2007–2013   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Chair of Botany, Researcher (1,00)
2001–2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Chair of Botany, research assistant (0,25)
01.01.1996–31.12.2000   
Estonian Literary Museum, research assistant
 
 
Education
2003–2007   
doctoral studies, University of Tartu
2001–2003   
master studies, University of Tartu
1997–2001   
University of Tartu, biology
1986–1997   
Tartu Karlova Gymnasium
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2019−...   
Nordic Journal of Botany, subject editor (Plants in the Anthropocene)
2019−...   
Society for Ecological Restoration Europe (SER Europe), member of board
2018−...   
Estonian Fund for Nature, member of council
2018−...   
Estonian Seminatural Community Conservation Association, member of board
2016−...   
Member of editorial board of Journal of Vegetation Science
2015−...   
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), lead author for the regional assessment of Europe and Central Asia
2012−...   
Expert for research funding organizations - German Research Council, Romanian Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding
2008−...   
Member of International Association for Vegetation Science
2007−...   
Referee for Journal of Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Applied Vegetation Science, Oikos, Ecography jt.
2000−...   
Member of Estonian Semi-natural Community Conservation Association.
2000−...   
Member of Estonian Naturalists' Society.
2017−2017   
Guest editor for Restoration Ecology
2014−2014   
Guest editor for Journal of Vegetation Science
2013−2015   
Author of the guidelines for Environmental board, expert for Estonian Environmental board and Ministry of agriculture on management and protection of seminatural habitats and biodiversity
2012−2012   
Reviewer for secondary school biology textbook
1999−2001   
Member of the Student Council of the University of Tartu
1999−2001   
Member of the Council of the University of Tartu

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2019, Aveliina Helm, Badge of honor, University of Tartu
2018, Aveliina Helm, Friend of science journalism (Estonian Association of Science Journalists)
2018, Aveliina Helm, Nature conservation silver badge (Ministry of Environment)
2013, Aveliina Helm, Young Conservationist Award (Estonian Fund for Nature)
2007, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, II prize for doctoral thesis
2005, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, III prize for the paper "Slow response of plant species richness to habitat loss and fragmentation "
2001, Aveliina Helm, Estonian National Contest for Young Scientists at university level, II prize for B.Sc thesis "Species diversity and species traits: comparison of alvar vegetation of Estonia and Sweden"
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.4. Ecology, Biosystematics and -physiology; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: B270 Plant ecology ; SPECIFICATION: Ecology, biodiversity, restoration
 
 
Additional information
Formation and persistence of species diversity and intraspecific genetic diversity in fragmented plant communities. Influence of habitat loss and fragmentation on biodiversity and on plant trait variation. Habitat restoration and more effective conservation of natural and semi-natural habitats.

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Supervision of postdoctoral researchers

  • 01.03.2017−31.08.2018    Ignacio Matías Hernández-Agramonte Caballero  "Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes" (University of Tartu, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences)

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
3.3.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.6.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
3.4.
2017
3.4.
2017
5.2.
2017
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
1.1.
2016
5.2.
2016
5.2.
2016
6.3.
2016
1.1.
2015
1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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6.3.
2015
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
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5.2.
2014
5.2.
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5.2.
2014
5.2.
2014
1.1.
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1.1.
2013
1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
2013
5.2.
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6.6.
2013
6.6.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
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1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
2012
6.6.
2012
5.2.
2011
5.2.
2011
6.3.
2011
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2010
3.5.
2010
5.2.
2010
5.2.
2010
5.2.
2010
1.1.
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1.1.
2009
3.3.
2009
5.2.
2009
5.2.
2009
5.2.
2008
1.1.
2007
1.1.
2007
2.3.
2007
3.1.
2007
3.2.
2007
6.3.
2007
1.1.
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1.1.
2006
1.2.
2006
5.2.
2005
1.1.
2004
6.3.
2002
30.10.2019
21.03.1979
5553 8679 (6263)
aveliina.helm@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.09.2016–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (1,00)
01.01.2016–31.08.2016   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (1,00)
06.08.2015–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (1,00)
28.05.2014–05.08.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (0,20)
01.09.2013–27.05.2014   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika vanemteadur (1,00)
01.10.2010–31.08.2013   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika teadur (1,00)
01.09.2010–30.09.2010   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika teadur (0,25)
01.08.2009–31.08.2010   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika teadur (0,25)
01.01.2008–31.07.2009   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika teadur (1,00)
01.09.2007–31.12.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut , botaanika teadur (1,00)
01.08.2007–31.08.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut , erakorraline teadur (1,00)
01.06.2007–31.07.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, erakorraline teadur (1,00)
2007–2013   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Botaanika õppetool, Teadur (1,00)
2001–2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Botaanika õppetool, preparaator (0,25)
01.01.1996–31.12.2000   
Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum, lepingulised tööd
 
 
Haridustee
2003–2007   
doktoriõpe, Tartu Ülikool
2001–2003   
magistriõpe, Tartu Ülikool
1997–2001   
Tartu Ülikool, bioloogia
1986–1997   
Tartu Karlova Gümnaasium
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2019−...   
Nordic Journal of Botany, teemavaldkonna toimetaja (Taimed ja Antropotseen)
2019−...   
Ökoloogilise Taastamise Ühingu Euroopa sektsioon, juhatuse liige
2018−...   
Eestimaa Looduse fond, nõukogu liige
2018−...   
Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühing, juhatuse liige
2016−...   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science toimetuskolleegiumi liige
2015−...   
Valitsustevaheline elurikkuse ja ökosüsteemi teenuste koostöökogu (IPBES) Euroopat ja Aasiat hõlmava regionaalse aruande autor.
2012−...   
Teadust rahastavate organisatsioonide ekspert - Saksa Teadusnõukogu, Rumeenia Teadusfond
2008−...   
Rahvusvahelise Taimkatteteaduse Assotsiatsiooni liige
2007−...   
Retsensent ajakirjadele Journal of Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Vegetation Science, Applied Vegetation Science, Oikos, Ecography jt.
2000−...   
Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühingu liige.
2000−...   
Eesti Looduseuurijate Seltsi liige.
2017−2017   
Külalistoimetaja ajakirjas Restoration Ecology
2014−2014   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science külalistoimetaja
2013−2015   
Keskkonnaameti juhendmaterjalide autor ning Keskkonnaameti ja Põllumajandusministeeriumi ekspert poollooduslike koosluste hooldamise ning elurikkuse säilitamise valdkonnas
2012−2012   
Põhikooli bioloogiaõpiku retsensent
1999−2001   
Tartu Ülikooli üliõpilasesinduse liige
1999−2001   
Tartu Ülikooli nõukogu liige

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2019, Aveliina Helm, Tartu Ülikooli aumärk
2018, Aveliina Helm, Teadusajakirjanduse sõbra auhind (Eesti Teadusajakirjanike Selts)
2018, Aveliina Helm, Eesti looduskaitse hõbemärk (Keskkonnaministeerium)
2013, Aveliina Helm, Noore looduskaitsja auhind (Eestimaa Looduse Fond)
2007, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi II preemia doktoriõppe astmes
2005, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi III preemia doktoriõppe astmes
2001, Aveliina Helm, Üliõpilaste teadustööde riikliku konkursi II preemia lõputöö ("Liigiline mitmekesisus ja liikide tunnused: Eesti ja Rootsi loopealsete taimkatte võrdlus") eest
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.4. Ökoloogia, biosüstemaatika ja -füsioloogia; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: B270 Taimeökoloogia ; TÄPSUSTUS: Koosluste ökoloogia, elurikkus, elupaikade taastamine
 
 
Lisainfo
Teaduslikud huvid:
Liigirikkuse kujunemine ja püsimine taimekooslustes. Koosluste kao ja killustumise mõju liigirikkusele ja liigilisele koosseisule. Geneetiline mitmekesisus killustunud maastikes. Ökosüsteemide taastamine ja elurikkuse kaitse tõhustamine.

Jooksvad projektid

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Juhendatud järeldoktorid

  • 01.03.2017−31.08.2018 Ignacio Matías Hernández-Agramonte Caballero "Ecosystem services in dynamic landscapes" Tartu Ülikool, Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
1.1.
2019
5.2.
2019
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
1.1.
2018
3.3.
2018
5.2.
2018
6.3.
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6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.3.
2018
6.6.
2018
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
1.1.
2017
3.4.
2017
3.4.
2017
5.2.
2017
1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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6.3.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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6.3.
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1.1.
2014
1.1.
2014
1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
2014
5.2.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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1.1.
2013
5.2.
2013
5.2.
2013
5.2.
2013
5.2.
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5.2.
2013
5.2.
2013
6.6.
2013
6.6.
2013
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2012
1.1.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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6.6.
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5.2.
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5.2.
2011
6.3.
2011
1.1.
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1.1.
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3.5.
2010
5.2.
2010
5.2.
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5.2.
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1.1.
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1.1.
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3.3.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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5.2.
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1.1.
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30.10.2019
  • Found 18 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
ETFETF7610Loss of biodiversity in fragmented plant communities01.01.200831.12.2011Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)56 835,44 EUR
1.2.2.1.15.MLTOM14190Restoration of Estonian alvar grasslands (LIFE to alvars)01.09.201401.09.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences30 830,00 EUR
TKSLTOM16131T (TK131)Ecology of global change: natural and managed ecosystems (TK131)01.01.201601.03.2023Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences3 198 027,47 EUR
ETFETF6619DIVERSITY AND DYNAMICS OF INSECT COMMUNITIES IN FRAGMENTED HABITATS01.01.200631.12.2009Tiit TederUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)43 313,70 EUR
1.1.7.1. LLTOM19287 Enhancing farmland biodiversity04.04.201916.03.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences41 666,67 EUR
RITA2RITA2/059Enhancing farmland biodiversity04.04.201916.03.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences41 666,67 EUR
MEMRUPMEMRUP63Enhancing biodiversity on agricultural land.01.01.201931.12.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences50 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLOOM15091 (1634)Alvar grassland restoration effects on biodiversity01.06.201508.06.2017Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences86 579,90 EUR
1.1.7.2.1SLTOM19049 (15356)Large-scale restoration of calcareous grasslands, implications for biodiversity01.01.201917.12.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences121 537,73 EUR
ETFETF6614Macroecological processes determining plant community diversity and function01.01.200631.12.2009Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)71 108,81 EUR
MUULLOOM15083Smart biodiversity conservation in Estonian natural and managed forests: ecoinformatical solutions case-study in Southern Estonia01.09.201531.08.2018Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences146 250,00 EUR
MUULLTOM19382 Assessing ecological functioning of Estonian semi-natural grasslands30.05.201915.12.2019Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences23 300,00 EUR
MOB7MOB7-2Study visit MOB7-206.12.201605.09.2017Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences1 500,00 EUR
SFSF0180095s08Aspects of biodiversity in plants: links to large- and small-scale processes01.01.200831.12.2013Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University923 465,28 EUR
SFSF0182551s03Plant evolution, diversity, distribution, and function in ecosystems01.01.200331.12.2007Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography376 439,61 EUR
IUTIUT20-29Dark diversity: taxonomic, phylogenetic, functional and genetic levels in dynamic plant communities01.01.201431.12.2019Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences1 138 200,00 EUR
ETFETF9223Extinction debt and colonization credit: contrasting phenomena in changing landscapes01.01.201231.12.2015Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University48 000,00 EUR
MUULLTOM18550 (hange 198846)Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services in Estonia19.12.201810.07.2020Aveliina HelmUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences58 500,00 EUR