natural sciences

The researchers sampling Northern pike at Mullutu-Suurlaht on Saaremaa. Photo credit: Alfonso Diaz Suarez
Estonian study sheds light on Northern pike genetics
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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
American mink. Photo credit: Shutterstock, An inspiration
Study finds American mink to be main limiting factor of European mink
Photo credit: Unsplash, Dave Lowe
New dataset opens Estonian soil information for versatile use
Fruit fly. Photo credit: Alexlky, Shutterstock
In the future, chaperones may help fight Alzheimer’s disease
Photo credit: Unsplash, David Matos
Visual figure discrimination is more closely related to linguistic thinking than generally believed
Photo credit: Unsplash, Juanma Clemente Alloza
Links between pollution and cancer in wild animals: what can we learn?
Professor Rando Tuvikene. Photo Credit: Tallinn University
Researchers look to saccharides for a breakthrough in the battle against coronavirus
Instead of using it as heating material, wood waste could be used to create new values. Photo credit: Markus Spiske
Synthetic biology opens up a new development path for the wood industry
Photo credit: Sebastian Pena Lambarri
Do fish get cancer?

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