3.11.1969
5115058 (6234)
meelis.partel@ut.ee
GoogleScholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HiabEzEAAAAJ

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2016–...   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Professor of Botany (1,00)
01.09.2012–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Professor of Botany (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.08.2012   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Professor of Botany (1,00)
01.09.2007–31.12.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Professor (1,00)
01.08.2007–31.08.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Professor (1,00)
01.09.2002–31.07.2007   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Professor (1,00)
1998–2002   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Senior Researcher (1,00)
1994–1998   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, senior research assistant (1,00)
1991–1997   
University of Tartu, lab assistant (1,00)
 
 
Education
1999–2001   
Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Regina, Canada
1994–1997   
PhD studies at the University of Tartu
1993–1994   
MSc (licentiat) studies at Uppsala University, Sweden
1988–1992   
Diploma studies in biology at the University of Tartu
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2016−...   
Member of the board of the excellence centre Ecolchange
2011−...   
Member of the Council of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS)
2008−...   
Member of the council of the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Tartu
2008−...   
Chief Editor of the Applied Vegetation Science
2008−...   
Chief Editor of the Journal of Vegetation Science
1997−...   
Member of Estonian Naturalists' Society
1997−...   
Member of Estonian Semi-natural Community Conservation Association
1992−...   
Member of the International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS)
2012−2015   
Member of the Science Evaluation Board of the Estonian Research Council
2009−2012   
Member of the Estonian Research Council
2008−2015   
Member of the board of the excellence centre FIBIR (Frontiers in Biodiversity Research)
2008−2012   
Editor of journal Oecologia
2007−2008   
Head of the the Doctoral School for Ecology and Environmental Sciences
2006−2007   
Member of the election commitee for the Rector of the University of Tartu
2004−2008   
Editor of the Journal of Vegetation Science
2004−2013   
Member of the commitee of the Botanical garden at the University of Tartu
2003−2009   
Expert of Estonian Science Foundation
2000−2003   
Member of Editorial Board for the Jornal of Vegetation Science

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2009, Meelis Pärtel, Estonian State Science Award
2009, Meelis Pärtel, National Science Award
1999, Meelis Pärtel, NATO Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
1998, Meelis Pärtel, Estonian State Science Award (in the workgroup of Martin Zobel)
1996, Meelis Pärtel, Academia Europeae science award to young scientists of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 1. Biosciences and Environment; 1.4. Ecology, Biosystematics and -physiology; SPECIFICATION: Macroecology. Evolution of plant traits and diversity, linkage between plant cover and soil heterogeneity. Historical and geographical drivers of plant cover. Conservation Biology.
 
 
Additional information
Teaching resources:

BGSIMweb -- online simulation of biogeography: http://www.botany.ut.ee/~meelis/bgsim.htm?eng

Completed projects

Supervised dissertations

Supervision of postdoctoral researchers

  • 01.01.2006−31.12.2008    Pille Gerhold  "Phylogenetic diversity in plant communities" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2008−31.12.2012    Lars Götzenberger  "Ecological assembly rules in plant communities" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2009−31.12.2013    Jodi Price  "The generality of assembly rules in herbaceous vegetation: a macroecological approach" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2010−31.12.2013    Antonio Gazol  "The heterogeneity-diversity relationship in plant communities: the search for a consensus theory of species coexistence" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2013−31.12.2015    Robert Lewis  "Dark diversity methods" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2014−31.12.2016    Jonathan Bennett  "Community completeness and invasibility: Using phylogenetic and functional completeness to predict invasion across scales" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2017−31.12.2018    Carlos P. Carmona  "Functional completeness of ecological communities: an integrated probabilistic framework linked to ecosystem" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2017−31.12.2019    Aurele Toussaint  "Macroecology of functional diversity: comparison of taxonomic groups" (University of Tartu)
  • 01.01.2016−31.12.2018    Norbertas Noreika  "Diversity of multiple organismal groups in forests" (University of Tartu)

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16.01.2020
3.11.1969
5115058 (6234)
meelis.partel@ut.ee
GoogleScholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=HiabEzEAAAAJ

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2016–...   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, botaanika professor (1,00)
01.09.2012–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika professor (1,00)
01.01.2008–31.08.2012   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, botaanika professor (1,00)
01.09.2007–31.12.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut , botaanika professor (1,00)
01.08.2007–31.08.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia ja Maateaduste Instituut , botaanika professor (1,00)
01.09.2002–31.07.2007   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, botaanika professor (1,00)
1998–2002   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, Vanemteadur (1,00)
1994–1998   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, vanemalborant (1,00)
1991–1997   
Tartu Ülikool, laborant (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
1999–2001   
järeldoktor Kanadas Regina Ülikoolis
1994–1997   
doktorantuur Tartu Ülikoolis
1993–1994   
litsentsiaadiõpingud Uppsala Ülikoolis
1988–1992   
bioloogiaõpingud Tartu Ülikoolis
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2016−...   
Tippkeskuse Ecolchange nõukogu liige
2011−...   
Rahvusvahelise Taimkatteteaduse Assotsiatsiooni (IAVS) nõukogu liige
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TÜ ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituudi nõukogu liige
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Ajakirja Applied Vegetation Science peatoimetaja
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Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science peatoimetaja
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Eesti Looduseuurijate Seltsi liige
1997−...   
Eesti Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühingu liige
1992−...   
Rahvusvahelise Taimkatteteaduse Assotsiatsiooni (IAVS) liige
2012−2015   
Eesti Teadusagentuuri Hindamisnõukogu liige
2009−2012   
Teaduskompetentsi nõukogu liige
2008−2015   
Bioloogilise mitmekesisuse tippkeskuse FIBIR nõukogu liige
2008−2012   
Ajakirja Oecologia toimetaja
2007−2008   
Ökoloogia ja keskkonnateaduste doktorikooli juhataja
2006−2007   
Tartu Ülikooli Rektori valimiskomisjoni liige
2004−2008   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science toimetaja
2004−2013   
Tartu Ülikooli botaanikaia nõukogu liige
2003−2009   
Eesti Teadusfondi ekspert
2000−2003   
Ajakirja Journal of Vegetation Science toimetuskolleegiumi liige

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2009, Meelis Pärtel, Eesti Riigi teaduspreemia
2009, Meelis Pärtel, Riigi teaduspreemia tööde tsükli “Makroökoloogilised protsessid eluslooduse mitmekesisuse mõjutajana” eest
1999, Meelis Pärtel, NATO Science järeldoktori grant
1998, Meelis Pärtel, Eesti Riigi teaduspreemia (Martin Zobeli töörühmas)
1996, Meelis Pärtel, Academia Europeae teaduspreemia Eesti, Läti ja Leedu noortele teadlastele
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 1. Bio- ja keskkonnateadused; 1.4. Ökoloogia, biosüstemaatika ja -füsioloogia; TÄPSUSTUS: Makroökoloogia. Taimede tunnuste ja mitmekesisuse evolutsioon, taimeliikide seos mulla heterogeensusega. Taimekoosluste liigirikkuse ajaloolised ja geograafilised määratlejad. Bioloogilise mitmekesisuse kaitse planeerimine
 
 
Lisainfo
Õppematerjalid:

BGSIMweb -- online biogeograafia simulatsioon: http://www.botany.ut.ee/~meelis/bgsim.htm

Lõppenud projektid

Juhendatud väitekirjad

Juhendatud järeldoktorid

  • 01.01.2006−31.12.2008 Pille Gerhold "Phylogenetic diversity in plant communities" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2008−31.12.2012 Lars Götzenberger "Ecological assembly rules in plant communities" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2009−31.12.2013 Jodi Price "The generality of assembly rules in herbaceous vegetation: a macroecological approach" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2010−31.12.2013 Antonio Gazol "The heterogeneity-diversity relationship in plant communities: the search for a consensus theory of species coexistence" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2013−31.12.2015 Robert Lewis "Dark diversity methods" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2014−31.12.2016 Jonathan Bennett "Community completeness and invasibility: Using phylogenetic and functional completeness to predict invasion across scales" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2017−31.12.2018 Carlos P. Carmona "Functional completeness of ecological communities: an integrated probabilistic framework linked to ecosystem" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2017−31.12.2019 Aurele Toussaint "Macroecology of functional diversity: comparison of taxonomic groups" Tartu Ülikool
  • 01.01.2016−31.12.2018 Norbertas Noreika "Diversity of multiple organismal groups in forests" Tartu Ülikool

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  • Found 19 results
ProgramTypeNumberNameProject startProject endPrincipal investigatorInstitutionFinancing
1.1.7.4.LLTOM18265 Basic research for the forestry development plan 203007.05.201810.09.2018Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences22 478,00 EUR
PUTJDPUTJD15Community completeness and invasibility: Using phylogenetic and functional completeness to predict invasion across scales01.03.201429.02.2016Jonathan A. BennettUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences75 800,00 EUR
ETFETF8613Large- and small-scale variation in phylogenetic diversity in dynamic plant communities01.01.201131.12.2014Pille GerholdUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University40 800,00 EUR
MOBJDMOBJD276Macroecology of functional diversity: comparison of taxonomic groups01.09.201731.08.2019Aurele ToussaintUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences65 835,00 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
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
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
ETFETF8323Plant diversity, species coexistence and environmental heterogeneity: challenging the existing paradigm01.01.201031.12.2013Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University67 492,28 EUR
HLKHLK04-6Tartu Ülikooli soontaimede herbaariumi taasavamine rahvusvahelisele teadusele01.01.200431.12.2008Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, University of Tartu Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden, Museums of Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)117 576,67 EUR
MJDMJD47The generality of assembly rules in herbaceous vegetation: a macroecological approach01.04.201031.03.2013Jodi PriceUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University100 341,29 EUR
ERMOSERMOS14The heterogeneity-diversity relationship in plant communities: the search for a consensus theory of species coexistence01.10.201030.09.2013Antonio GazolUniversity of Tartu; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University100 375,74 EUR
MOBJDMOBJD477Puittaimede kirjeldatud ja tumeda elurikkuse ajalise nihkega seos ümbruskonna metsasusega: eri ruumi ja ajaskaalade võrdlus01.02.202031.01.2022Ji-Zhong WanUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences81 359,42 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
PRGPRG609Observed and dark diversity of plant communities within the global network DarkDivNet: variation across natural and anthropogenic gradients and potential applications 01.01.202031.12.2024Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences257 125,00 EUR
APIUT20-29AP14Väikesemahulise teaduse infrastruktuuri kaasajastamine teadusteema IUT20-29 raames01.01.201431.10.2015Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)38 950,00 EUR
APSF0180095s08APVäikesemahulise teaduse infrastruktuuri kaasajastamine teadusteema SF0180095s08 raames01.01.201031.12.2011Meelis PärtelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University47 965,69 EUR
MOBJDMOBJD13Functional completeness of ecological communities: an integrated probabilistic framework linked to ecosystem stability01.03.201731.12.2018Carlos Perez CarmonaUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences66 635,79 EUR