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|Coordinator Country||Finland [FI]|
|Total cost||191˙325 €|
|EC max contribution||191˙325 € (100%)|
1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
|Duration (year-month-day)||from 2015-06-15 to 2017-06-14|
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|1||HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO||FI (HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO)||coordinator||191˙325.00|
Contemporary nature conservation policy in Europe has identified the protection of alvars and other semi-natural grasslands to be important for halting biodiversity loss. Loss of biodiversity implies not only species and communities but also loss of genetic diversity. To design effective conservation strategies for threatened biodiversity, the basic biology of the target organisms needs to be understood. Lichens are symbiotic entities consisting of at least two components, a fungus (mycobiont) and algae and/or cyanobacteria (photobionts), living in intimate symbiotic association. The genetic diversity of cyanobacteria will be studied in cyanobacterial lichens (cyanolichens) and in free-living cyanobacteria that form biological soil crusts (BSC) in North European alvars. The main DNA markers used will be tRNALeu (UAA) intron and 16S sequences for cyanobacteria and ITS sequences for lichen mycobionts. Cyanobiont specificity of lichen mycobionts and possible overlap in the cyanobiont spectra of different lichens will be determined. Also free-living Nostoc genotypes from the same habitats will be screened in order to establish their potential role in the symbiont pool. The diversity of lichen cyanobionts and free-living cyanobacteria in alvars, restored alvars and alvar-like substitution habitats will be compared to determine the effects of disturbance history on genotype diversity patterns. This study targets the very poorly known relationships between lichen-symbiotic cyanobacteria and their free-living relatives and will be the first of its kind in any grassland environment. The results will significantly improve our understanding of lichen biology and community ecology, and especially of the role of symbiont specificity in generating and maintaining lichen diversity. The results will have wide practical application in the design of conservation measures to protect the highly specialized BSC communities of the remaining semi-natural grassland in North Europe.
|year||authors and title||journal||last update|
Inga JÃ¼riado, Ede Oja, Marja-Liisa KÃ¤mÃ¤rÃ¤
Composition of species and functional traits of ground layer lichens on calcified and decalcified dunes of Estonia
published pages: 191, ISSN: , DOI:
|Abstract book. The 8th IAL Symposium. Lihens in Deep Time 2016||2019-07-24|
Marmor, Liis, Randlane, Tiina, JÃ¼riado, Inga., Saag, Aandres
Host tree preferences of red-listed epiphytic lichens in Estonia
published pages: 364-373, ISSN: 1392-1355, DOI:
|Baltic Forestry 23||2019-07-24|
Inga JÃ¼riado, Marja-Liisa KÃ¤mÃ¤rÃ¤ and Ede Oja
Environmental factors and ground disturbance affecting thecomposition of species and functional traits of ground layer lichenson grey dunes and dune heaths of Estonia
published pages: 244â€“255, ISSN: 1756-1051, DOI: 10.1111/njb.00936
|Nordic Journal of Botany 34||2019-07-24|
Inga JÃ¼riado, Ulla Kaasalainen, Jouko Rikkinen
Diversity and habitat preferences of the Peltigera canina species complex in Estonia
published pages: 151, ISSN: , DOI:
|Abstract book. The 8th IAL Symposium. Lichens in Deep Time 2016||2019-07-24|
Ede Oja, Inga JÃ¼riado
Puisniidusamblikud vajavad valgust. Samblikud Eesti poollooduslikes kooslustes I
published pages: 24-27, ISSN: 2228-3692, DOI:
|Eesti Loodus (Estonian Nature) 6-7||2019-07-24|
JÃ¼riado, Inga, Kaasalainen, Ulla, JylhÃ¤, Maarit, Rikkinen, Jouko
Genotype diversity and selectivity of Nostoc symbiont in lichen-forming Ascomycota (Peltigera) in hemiboreal region.
published pages: 42, ISSN: , DOI:
|OIKOS Finland conference for Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists 31 January to 1st February 2017, Helsinki, Finland. Abstract Book||2019-07-24|
Inga JÃ¼riado, Maarit JylhÃ¤, Ulla Kaasalainen, Jouko Rikkinen
Genotype diversity of Nostoc symbionts of Peltigera species in grassland and forest habitats of Estonia
published pages: 63, ISSN: , DOI:
|Abstract book. The 8th IAL Symposium. Lichens in Deep Time. 2016||2019-07-24|
Ede Oja, Inga JÃ¼riado
Loopealsete samblike kirju-mirju maailm. Samblikud Eesti poollooduslikes kooslustes II
published pages: 20-24, ISSN: 2228-3692, DOI:
|Eesti Loodus (Estonian Nature) 9||2019-07-24|
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