Toomas Tammaru (PhD) is a Professor of Entomology at the Department of Zoology. The primary focus of his research is on evolutionary ecology of insects but his group works also on phylogenetics, population ecology and conservation biology of insects, principally Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). Tammaru has experience with teaching applied statistics and evolutionary ecology to master students of ecological sciences. See here and here for more information.
Urmas Saarma (PhD) is a Lead Research Associate at the Department of Zoology, leader of the Chair of Mammalogy. He has been studying mammals and their pathogens and has experience in working with animals in the field as well as in the lab. During the last decade, he has been particularly interested in animal research ethics. See here for more information.
Marko Mägi (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Chair of Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology. He is the Head of the Field Lab for Avian Behavioural Ecology. Main research interests: avian population ecology and urbanization, behavioural ecology, habitat effects and personality studies. See here for more information.
Tuul Sepp (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Chair of Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology. She is also a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at Arizona State University. Her research interests include the life history changes caused by urbanization, aging in wild populations, and the evolution and ecology of cancer. See here for more information.
Pille Gerhold (PhD) is a Senior Research Associate in Ecology at the Department of Zoology. She has been conducting research on plants as well as animals in Switzerland (ETH Zürich), Germany (TU Kaiserslautern), the Netherlands (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Brazil (UFPE Recife). She is interested in patterns and mechanisms of biodiversity across organisms and above the species level. She completed her PhD on the effects of tropical forest fragmentation on the trophic interactions of leaf-cutting ants in the Atlantic rainforest in NE Brazil. See here for more information.
Robert Barry Davis (PhD) is a Research Associate at the Chair of Entomology, Department of Zoology. His research focusses on the use of phylogenetic comparative methods in insect ecology. His scientific interests go beyond phylogenetic comparative methods specifically and he is interested generally in the use of phylogenies as a tool in ecological and evolutionary research. He is a Member of the Royal Society of Biology (UK). See here for more information.
Georg Martin (PhD) is a Lead Research Associate at the Estonian Marine Institute, the Head of the Department of Marine Biology. His main research interests and competence lie in benthic ecology of the Baltic Sea and monitoring and assessment of the marine environment. He has been active in international efforts on developing innovative methodology and performing the assessment of the status of marine environment and biodiversity. He took part in different assessment projects carried out by regional sea convention (HELCOM) as well as Word Ocean Assessment organised by UN. Current research projects include different environmental issues as Ocean Acidification and assessment of status and biological and ecological effects of marine litter in the Baltic Sea. See here for more information.
Taavi Virro (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Hydrobiology at the Department of Zoology. His main areas of research interests are the structure and spatio-temporal variability of zooplankton and zoopsammon communities, including the functional (trait-based) aspect. Another important area of his research relates to micro- and mesoinvertebrate community parameters as indicators of ecological and trophic state of water bodies. He has a special expertise in systematics, faunistics, and ecology of rotifers (Ph. Rotifera). See here for more information.
Kalle Olli (PhD) is a Professor of Fisheries and Hydrobiology at the Estonian University of Life Sciences and a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Botany of Tartu University. Research interests are aquatic ecology and biodiversity, phytoplankton ecology and life cycles in the Baltic Sea as well as coastal ocean. He has participated in numerous Arctic expeditions, with main focus on biological oceanography of the Arctic Ocean, biogeochemical cycles and biological carbon pump.See here for more information.
Anu Sõber (PhD) is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Botany. She has Master’s degree in Biophysics and PhD in Plant Physiology and teaching experience in Plant Physiology, Dendrophysiology and Ecophysiology, including special course of Plant stress. Have been involved in laboratory, growth chamber- and ecological field experiments, as Aspen FACE (Free air carbon and ozone enrichment, USA), Center of Excellence Environ and FAHM (Free air humidity manipulation). Four of her doctoral students and nine Master's students have got their degree, 2 are currently under supervision. Currently working on measurements of gas exchange (including nitrogen oxides, NOx) in connection with plant growth, water-relations, stomatal reactions and secondary metabolism. See here for more information.
Meelis Pärtel (PhD) is a Professor of Botany at the at the Department of Botany. He is a leading scientist in macroecology of biodiversity. He is aiming to look beyond the borders of the existing paradigm. He has developed the species pool theory by creating the dark diversity concept: set of absent but otherwise suitable taxa for a study site. His works range from global studies to ecosystem management and conservation. He is among the 1% most cited researchers in his field and currently acting as a Chief Editor of two international journals: Journal of Vegetation Science and Applied Vegetation Science. See here for more information.
Priit Kupper (PhD) is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Botany. His research focuses on water relations, gas exchange and mineral nutrition of woody plants. His special interest belong to night-time processes and climat change. See here for more information.
Ingmar Tulva (MSc) is a Research Associate in Ecophysiology at the Department of Botany. See here for more information.