natural sciences

Genetic studies on the cowslip suggests that this common plant may go extinct in the future. Photo credit: Erik Karits/Pixabay
Scientists to solve major cowslip blossom mystery with new citizen campaign
What genes can tell us about fertility, Liisa Loog studies during her Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowship. Photo credit: Pixabay
DNA study looks at how height and fertility are connected
Used electronic devices hide many valuable metals Europe desperately needs. Photo credit: Pixabay
Europe needs metals. Bacteria can get it from waste.
The glacial meltwater channels run both under and on top of the ice masses. The meltwater can create picturesque views of canyon formations with many bends. Photo credit: Dr Andreas Alexander
How to map hidden meltwater paths in glaciers and why is it important?
Chocolate cream from sunflower seeds. Photo credit: Kristel Vene
Estonian researchers discovered expected hit “new Nutella” while developing a drink from sunflower seeds
Photo: University of Tartu
Consortium led by the University of Tartu received €30 million to upgrade the Estonian Centre for Biosustainability to a hub of digital biology 
Car and train traffic are European researchers are mapping noise in bigger cities to fight it. Photo credit: Pixabay
Europe is getting noisy – and it’s damaging our bodies
University of Tartu's observatory. Photo credit: Renee Altrov
University of Tartu-led consortium embarks on European Galactic Astronomy project
The researchers sampling Northern pike at Mullutu-Suurlaht on Saaremaa. Photo credit: Alfonso Diaz Suarez
Estonian study sheds light on Northern pike genetics
Photo credit: Pixabay
Estonian geologists are searching for traces of complex life in Earth’s crust
Photo credit: Eesti Paigad
After landmark BlueHealth study, Estonian scientists gain blue infrastructure expertise
Photo credit: Anti Vasemägi
The perch became the ruler in the dark thanks to genetic changes
Associate Professor of Plant Ecology Marina Semchenko. Photo credit: Andres Tennus
Prestigious ERC grant helps identify the impact of land-use change on plant species and soil fertility
Photo credit: Karl Ander Adami
Trees may spend more energy to defend themselves as climate warms
Roosi Soosaar is one of the leaders of Estonian NGO Soil Innovation Cluster. Together with other farmers and scientists she is looking for ways to improve the Northern European soil. Photo credit: Carol Liis Metsla
Should fossil fuel ash be allowed in eco farming?
Liis Lutter and Epp Songisepp from the research center BioCC are revolutionizing probiotics. Photo credit: BioCC
Scientists are working on a vegan shot packed with good bacteria
Researchers measured the changes in air during different seasons and in various sites across Europe. Photo credit: Pixabay
Study shows how dirty the air is in Europe
Photo credit: Robinson Greig, Unsplash
Bird diversity and human well-being depend on the greenery of the city
Photo credit: Emma Gossett, Unsplash
How fine-root traits fit in plant form and function
Instead of eating mostly farm-grown salmon, scientists recommend eating smaller fish at the end of the food chain when it comes to the Baltic Sea. Photo credit: Piotr Wawrzyniuk
The Baltic Sea is recovering with the help of scientists
Photo credit: Unsplash, Nareeta Martin
Corona Crisis Increased the Amount of Plastic Waste in the World
Viru test site using the Canadian peat moss application method (right) and control patch (left) where not used. Photo credit: Tallinn University
Restored peatlands store carbon and mitigate climate change
Photo credit: Unsplash, Zbynek Burival
Study: All Measures of Green Growth are Politically Skewed
The ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; photo: Marzena P), the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla; photo: Philip Kromer), the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus; photo: Jonathan Zander), the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio; photo: Hans Braxmeier) and the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus; photo: Emilio del Prado) are classified as species in danger of extinction by IUCN. These species exhibit peculiar functional traits such as large size, long lifespan, and late sexual maturity (All photos CC-BY-SA)
Functional consequences of global biodiversity loss guide future nature conservation

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