Estonian agriculture is a heartwarming story of connected people. From producer to processor, advisor to scientist, collaboration is key.
Being connected ensures agricultural land remains healthy, practices environmentally sound and regional traditions respected; and we’ll have locally produced and grown food on our tables. High quality and pure food is one of the natural resources of Estonia, therefore research into food safety and the sustainable production of quality food plays a key role. Plant ecology in general is one of the research fields where the diversity and productivity of Estonian life sciences becomes evident.
Want to know more about the Estonian agricultural sciences? Read these success stories!
Research Infrastructure Units of Agricultural Sciences
● Plant Biology Infrastructure—From Molecules to High-Tech Agriculture
Slash and burn cultivation played an important role in the formation of southern Estonian landscapes
Pille Tomson‘s doctoral thesis, which was defended at the Estonian University of Land Sciences, shows that rotational slash and... read more
As many as two doctoral theses were defended in the University of Tartu recently on the Echinococcus tapeworms that... read more
In Estonia, there are only about 5-10 breeding territories of greater spotted eagles (Clanga clanga) and about half of... read more
These marbled crayfish are catched from the cooling canal od Narva power plant. Author: Mari-Liis Koemets The scientist Fabio Ercoli,... read more
Although scientists assumed that the hidden lifestyle is more characteristic to plants with long lifespans, it turned out that... read more
A global study lead by geographers at the University of Tartu has revealed that drained nitrogen-rich peatlands produce laughing... read more
Drought-induced changes in forest composition amplify effects of climate variability on forest carbon gain
The scientist of Estonian University of Life Sciences involved in a study demonstrating that drought-induced changes in forest composition... read more
Gland-tipped hairs help against the effects of ozone. Author/source: pixabay.com Studies led by scientists from the Estonian University of Life... read more