30.03.1953
521 5854 (3381)
kai.runk@ut.ee

Career

Institutions and positions
2006–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Researcher (1,00)
2003 - present University of Tartu Institute of Botany and Ecology: researcher
2000 - present University of Tartu: PhD student
1981 - 2000 Botanical Garden University of Tartu: gardener
1979 - 1981 Hydrological Station of Tartu: technician
1978 - 1979 Ambla Secondary School: teacher
01.09.2006–31.07.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Research Fellow (1,00)
2006–2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Chair of Plant Ecology, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.09.2003–31.08.2006   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Research Fellow (1,00)
 
 
Education
1973–1978   
University of Tartu, geography, 1978
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
Member of the Estonian Naturalists Society

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2007, Kai Rünk, Prize for poster (co-authors M. Zobel and K. Zobel " What are the key factors for three congeneric (Dryopteris) forest ferns wiyh contrasting regional abundance: soil, illumination or something else?" (IAVS symposium, Swansea, Swansea University, UK)
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.4. Ecology, Biosystematics and -physiology
 
 
Additional information
MSc Plant Ecology and Ecophysiology University of Tartu, 2003

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2009
5.2.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
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6.7.
2008
1.1.
2007
2.3.
2007
5.2.
2007
1.2.
2006
1.1.
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1.1.
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5.2.
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3.5.
2003
5.2.
2002
6.3.
2000
2.2.
1999
2.2.
1999
18.04.2019
30.03.1953
521 5854 (3381)
kai.runk@ut.ee

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
2006–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Teadur (1,00)
2003.a.-st Tartu Ülikooli botaanika ja ökoloogia instituudi teadur
2000.a.-st Tartu Ülikooli botaanika ja ökoloogia instituudi doktorant
1981-2000 Tartu Ülikooli botaanikaaia aednik
1979-1981 Tartu Hüdroloogiajaama tehnik
1978-1979 Ambla Keskkooli geograafia-bioloogiaõpetaja
01.09.2006–31.07.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
2006–2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Taimeökoloogia õppetool, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.09.2003–31.08.2006   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
1973–1978   
Tartu Ülikool, geograafia, 1978
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
Eesti Loodusuurijate Seltsi liige

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2007, Kai Rünk, Auhind posteri (kaasautorid M. Zobel ja K. Zobel) "Mis on kolme erineva Dryopterise perekonna metsasõnajala erineva regionaalse esinemissageduse võtmefaktorid: muld, valgus või midagi muud? " eest IAVS-i sümpoosiumil Swanseas (Swansea University,UK)
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.4. Ökoloogia, biosüstemaatika ja -füsioloogia; TÄPSUSTUS: taimeökoloogia
 
 
Lisainfo
MSc taimeökoloogias ja ökofüsioloogias
Tartu Ülikool, 2003

Publikatsioonid

Klass
Aasta
Publikatsioon
 
1.1.
2014
1.1.
2012
1.1.
2010
1.1.
2009
5.2.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
6.7.
2008
1.1.
2007
2.3.
2007
5.2.
2007
1.2.
2006
1.1.
2005
1.1.
2004
5.2.
2004
3.5.
2003
5.2.
2002
6.3.
2000
2.2.
1999
2.2.
1999
18.04.2019
  • Found 14 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
ETFETF5809Influence of biotic interactions, abiotic conditions and anthropogenic activities on the plant population dynamics01.01.200431.12.2007Mari MooraUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography19 864,63 EUR
1.1.7.L170170PKBJAssessment of threat of species16.06.201701.04.2018Thea KullEstonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences31 000,00 EUR
SFSF0182540s03Ecology and protection of Estonian rare plant species01.01.200331.12.2007Kristjan ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography180 933,87 EUR
MUULLOOM09109Activities according to action plan of fern species of Protection Category I in 2009.07.05.200930.11.2009Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University11 086,88 EUR
MUULLOOM09109/1Activities according to action plan of fern species of Protection Category I in 201010.05.201030.11.2010Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University8 324,36 EUR
MUULBGBO07055Studies of ecology and biology of fern species of Protection Category I (exc. Botrychium matricariifolium); Prelimenary works for the establishment of artificial population of Asplenium septentrionale; Prelimenary works for the establishment of the c30.03.200730.11.2007Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu6 363,04 EUR
MUULLOOM08123Works according to action plans of fern species of Protection Category I13.06.200803.11.2008Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu21 466,32 EUR
ETFETF7576The avoidance of competition through plastic responses: do certain ecological conditions favour the evolution of cooperative behaviour in plants? 01.01.200831.12.2011Kristjan ZobelUniversity 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)86 296,05 EUR
SFSF0180119s08The key traits of perennial herbs: linking plant autecology and phenotypic plasticity to species’ performance in communities with different physiognomy and diversity01.01.200831.12.2013Kristjan ZobelUniversity 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)525 550,00 EUR
ETFETF9269Differential plasticity to tree shade and herbaceous shade in temperate grassland plants01.01.201231.12.2015Kristjan ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University76 800,00 EUR
ETFETF5535The ecological significance of potential and realized morphological plasticity in herbaceous plants01.01.200331.12.2006Kristjan ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography50 321,78 EUR
IUTIUT20-31The role of plant-plant interactions as drivers of evolutionary change in herbaceous plants01.01.201431.12.2019Kristjan ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences699 600,00 EUR
MUULLOOM12190Management of plants and bryophytes species conservation activities10.09.201231.01.2013Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University14 978,00 EUR
MUULLOOM11146Ordering for plant conservation action plans19.10.201101.04.2013Kai RünkUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University9 225,00 EUR