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    Proceedings of the X International Crane Conference : [21–27 August 2023, Tartu, Estonia]
    (Estonian University of Life Sciences, 2023)
    We warmly welcome you to Tartu for the X International Crane Conference, hosted by the Estonian University of Life Sciences and organised in cooperation with the European Crane Working Group and the International Crane Foundation. We would like to thank our sponsors very much for their support of the meeting. Every few years, crane enthusiasts in Europe meet at international crane conferences. The conferences have now taken place in six different countries: Hungary, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and Estonia, in many of these countries at least twice. It was 34 years ago, in 1989, the last crane conference was held in Estonia, just after the first meeting in Hungary in 1985. A lot has changed since then, both in the world and in our knowledge of the biology and ecology of cranes and the need for international cooperation to organise successful conservation. For many years now, our colleagues from practically all over the world have been attending the International Crane Conferences in Europe to share knowledge and experience. The last time we met in 2018 at the 9th International Crane Conference in Arjuzanx, France, we agreed that we would meet again in 2022 in Estonia. However, this plan has been changed due to the global pandemic, but it has taught us how to run events through various online platforms and, surprise, the work can be done successfully, and conferences can be attended without leaving home. We will have to see how it works in the next few days. Sadly, many of our colleagues are absent today due to war in Ukraine. In 2023, the X International Crane conference will be held from 22–25 August in the main building of the Estonian University of Life Science in Tartu, Estonia. The symposium aims to share knowledge on cranes from across the globe, with information presented on their ecology, management and conservation. We have excellent speakers from Eurasia, Africa and America, with 36 oral presentations and 7 posters covering a variety of crane species. 78 delegates from 19 countries will attend the conference. We hope you will discover Tartu town, the second largest city in Estonia with a population of nearly 100,000 people. It is a historical Hanseatic City and a central university town. Dating back to 1030, it is the oldest City in Estonia. We encourage you to visit the University of Tartu’s main building, the Town Hall Square, Toome Hill, the Estonian National Museum and St John’s Church, famous for its thousands of medieval terracotta figures. We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones. Welcome! Ivar Ojaste, Estonian University of Life Sciences, on the name of the Organization Committee
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    Liigikaitse Eesti ajateljel : [konverents 14.-15. augustil 2018 Tallinnas : valik ettekannete lühitekste]
    (Eesti Loodusfoto, 2019) Kull, Tiiu (koostaja)
    Looduskaitse Eestis on üle sajandi vana. Selle üks osa, liigikaitse, sai seadusliku aluse 1936. aastal, mil esimesed liigid riikliku kaitse alla võeti. Järgnenud aastakümned on olnud tunnistajad suurtele muutustele: suurenenud on ohud, kaitstavate liikide arv, kaitsemeetmed, samuti meie arusaamad kaitse olemusest. Ühtlasi on paranenud meie teadmised liikidest ja nende vajadustest. Siiski pole teadmisi elurikkuse koosseisust, seostest ning nende alalhoidmise viisidest kunagi liialt: me ei tunne kaugeltki hästi kõiki oma kaasmaalasi teistest organismirühmadest. Eestis on registreeritud veidi üle 29 000 liigi, aga ilmselt on nende arv vähemalt kolmandiku jagu suurem. Osa neist elutseb meie endi teadmata meie vahetus läheduses. Ei saa kaitsta seda, mida sa ei tea ega tunne. Eesti liigikaitse konverentsil 16.–17. augustil 2018 Tallinna loomaaias arutleti oluliste liigikaitseliste küsimuste üle praeguses ajas ning vaadeldi meie kaasmaalaste seisundit koos muutustega ajateljel. Osa ettekannete lühitekste on jõudnud ka siia kogumikku, et jätta püsivam jälg meie looduskaitse ajalukku. Konverentsil peetud ettekannete slaidid on avaldatud Keskkonnaameti kodulehel: https://www.keskkonnaamet.ee/et/eesmargid-tegevused/liigikaitse/ punane-nimestik/liigikaitsekonverents-2018 Loodame, et peagi avaneb võimalus nende teemade juurde tagasi tulla uuel konverentsil. Tiiu Kull, Eesti Maaülikool, Eesti Orhideekaitse Klubi.
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    International Wader Study Group : annual conference 26-29 September 2014 : Haapsalu, Estonia
    (Eesti Maaülikool, 2014) Eesti Maaülikool. Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut; Sitters, Humphrey (toimetaja)
    International Wader Study Group : annual conference 26-29 September 2014 : Haapsalu, Estonia
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    Programm and book of abstracts of the 6th International Swan Symposium : 16–19 Oct 2018 Tartu, Estonia
    (Eesti Maaülikool, 2018) Eesti Maaülikool. Põllumajandus- ja keskkonnainstituut; Luigujõe, Leho (editor)
    Welcome to Tartu 6th International Swan Symposium Main building of Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi 1, Tartu, Estonia: 16–19 October 2018. We warmly welcome you to Tartu for the 6th International Swan Symposium, hosted jointly by the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the Estonian Ornithological Society, and co-organised with the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust from the UK. We sincerely thank our Partners and Sponsors for their support of the meeting. e International Swan Symposium is a truly international event, which continues a series of meetings of the Wetlands International/IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group (SSG) held over the past 45 years. e SSG is a global network of swan specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of swan populations. In particular, it aims to facilitate e ective communication, and to transfer of knowledge and best practice, between SSG members and others with an interest in swan management and conservation. Previous international symposia of the Wetlands International/IUCN-SSC Swan Specialist Group have been held at Slimbridge (UK, 1971), Sapporo (Japan, 1980), Oxford (UK, 1989), Virginia (USA, 2001), and Maryland (USA, 2014). Information about these meetings and the SSG’s recent activities are available on the group’s website at http://www.swansg.org/. In 2018, the 6th International Swan Symposium will be held from 16–19 October in the main building of Estonian University of Life Sciences in Tartu, Estonia. e symposium aims to share knowledge on swans from across the globe, with information presented on their biology, habitats, population dynamics, census techniques, monitoring, management and conservation. A workshop on the implementation of the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the conservation of the Bewick’s Swan is scheduled for the last day of the meeting. We have excellent speakers from Eurasia and America, with 36 oral presentations and 12 posters covering a variety of swan species. We anticipate more than 80 delegates from 17 countries, and have planned a full itinerary for your visit. We hope that you will take this opportunity to discover Tartu, which is a second largest city in Estonia with populated of 100,000 people. It is a historical Hanseatic city and a main university town. Dating back to 1030, it is the oldest city in Estonia. We encourage you to visit the University of Tartu’s main building, the Town Hall Square, Toome Hill, the Estonian National Museum and St John’s Church, which is a famous for its thousands of medieval terracotta gures. We look forward to seeing our old friends and meeting new ones. Welcome! Leho Luigujõe Estonian University of Life Sciences Eileen C. Rees Wildfowl and Wetland Trust Margus Ots Estonian Ornithological Society
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    Proceedings of the conference "Nature Conservation Beyond 2010" : May 27-29, Tallinn, 2010
    (Estonian University of Life Sciences, 2010)
    HISTORY OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN ESTONIA. The historical development of nature conservation ideas can be divided into a number of phases. A simple division identi - fies five phases in the international development of nature protection in Europe, as in Estonia: (1) the common law phase, (2) the phase of narrow regulations restricting the use of nature resources, (3) the protection of nature monuments and species protection, (4) the establishment of multifunctional protected areas, and (5) the nature protection outside protected areas, cross-sectoral approach to preserving landscape and biological diversity. First, the roots of nature conservation stem from folk religion. Records from the 13th century speak of sacred trees and groves that were worshipped and preserved. The era of narrow restrictions on the use of natural resources followed. According to historical documents, in 1297 the Danish King Erik Menved issued a strict order to prohibit the cutting of coastal woods on four islands near Tallinn. This is the first known Act at the national level to establish nature conservation over a relatively large area in Estonia. The more systematic study of nature and propagation of nature conservation ideas started in the middle of the 19th century. The first protected area in Estonia was established in 1910: a bird sanctuary was created on the Vaika islets of the west coast of Saaremaa. The first Nature Conservation Act was passed in 1935. World War II and the starting Soviet Era disrupted the nature conservation activities. It was not until 11 July 1957 that the third Nature Conservation Act was passed; it was the first Act on nature conservation in the Soviet Union. The first protected area based on international principles – Lahemaa National Park, the first national park in the entire Soviet Union – was established in 1971. In 1981, Lahemaa became the first Estonian protected area to receive a development plan, the predecessor of the modern management plan. One of the key nature conservation decisions in newly independent Estonia was to preserve the continuity of protected areas: areas that had been granted protection in the Soviet era remained under conservation in the Republic of Estonia, regardless of land ownership. The Protection of Natural objects Act enacted in 1994 served as the foundation of this principle. From the mid-1990s, nature conservation in Estonia has been characterized by assumption of the obligations of EU nature con - servation and applying the concept of the nature protection outside protected areas, cross-sectoral approach to preserving landscape. Currently, the primary basic piece of legislation governing nature conservation in Estonia is the Nature Con - servation Act (2004). As of 2010, Estonia is party to around ten international treaties that directly or indirectly deal with protection of flora and fauna. Hanno Zingel, Kalev Sepp
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    Environmental adaptation: from molecules to the planet : the Estonian Centre of Excellence in Environmental Adaptation ENVIRON. Final conference : October 1-3, 2015, Dorpat Conference Centre, Tartu, Estonia : abstract book
    (Eesti Maaülikool, 2015) Ostonen, Ivika (editor); Kurvits, Tiia (editor)
    Ecosystems have a large capacity to adapt to environmental perturbations, but so far, most of the future projections of global change ignore the adaptation responses. The Center of Excellence (CoE) of Environmental Adaptation (ENVIRON) was launched in August 2011 for a period of almost five years to study mechanisms of environmental adaptation from molecular to global scales, and feedbacks between plant and ecosystem adaptation and climate change. The CoE encompasses five teams from three Estonian universities: Plant physiology and biosphere-atmosphere interactions (Prof. Ülo Niinemets, Estonian University of Life Sciences), Plant signals (Dr. Hannes Kollist, University of Tartu), Plant-pathogen interactions (Prof. Erkki Truve, Tallinn Technical University), Plant ecophysiology (Dr. Anu Sõber, University of Tartu) and Landscape ecology and ecotechnology (Prof. Ülo Mander). ENVIRON currently involves altogether 55 senior staff members and 50 PhD students, and has developed excellent field and laboratory setups to gain insight into the influences of stress on plants and ecosystems, including SMEAR Estonia and FAHM, the free air humidification facility. Interdisciplinary experimental and modeling approaches have been used to scale from molecular stress response mechanisms to ecosystem adaptation by analyzing abiotic and biotic stress effects at phenotypic, physiological and molecular levels, and determining the limits of adaptation to multiple sequential and interacting stresses. The key tasks of the ENVIRON were:  studying the molecular mechanisms of key abiotic and biotic stress sensing and downstream signaling leading to adaptation in several classical model systems in controlled conditions, e.g., Arabidopsis, Triticum and Populus;  characterizing the mechanisms of stress elicitation and synergistic and antagonistic effects of multiple stressors at ecosystem level and concomitant modifications in trace-gas emission patterns, carbon, nitrogen and water balance, carbon sequestration and vegetation capacity to alter atmospheric quality, transmissivity and cloud formation;  studying changes in the gene expression patterns and of the population genetic structure to gain insight into local adaptations associated with modifications in genotype frequency under different long-term stresses;  characterizing the role of the phylogenetic, structural and functional structure of soil microbial community (soil metagenome) in determining the adaptive capacity of soil microbial community and the effects of these key microbial community characteristics on biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen;  simulating the effects of soil-vegetation-atmosphere feedbacks at ecosystem, regional and biome scales. 4 As the keynote talks and poster presentations at this conference demonstrate, ENVIRON has made major progress in all these directions and contributed to the training of a new generation of scientists who will keep working at the most exciting question: How does the biosphere adapt to climate change? Apart from the excellence in basic science, the consortium has importantly contributed to development of the Estonian National Adaptation Strategy for Climate Change that will serve as a foundation for sustainable management of natural resources of Estonia. Hereby I welcome the participants of the final conference of ENVIRON and hope that the next three days will bring lots of stimulating presentations and insightful discussions. It has been a pleasure and privilege to lead ENVIRON and witness the hard work of its members that have guaranteed the success of the consortium in addressing its research agenda. Wishing you an excellent conference! Ülo Niinemets Head of the Centre ENVIRON
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    Taimekasvatuse alased uuringud Eestis 2017
    (Eesti Taimekasvatuse Instituut, 2017) Tupits, Ilme (toimetaja); Tamm, Sirje (toimetaja); Tamm, Ülle (toimetaja); Toe, Anu (toimetaja)
    Kogumik ilmus teaduskonverentsiks Taimekasvatus 2017. Autoriõigus kuulub Eesti Taimekasvatuse Instituudile ja Eesti Maaülikoolile, varalised õigused kuuluvad materjali tellijale. Materjal valmis Maaeluministeeriumi ning Põllumajanduse Registrite ja Informatsiooni Ameti (PRIA) tellimusel 2017. a. Kõik autoriõigused on kaitstud.
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    Lahemaa National Park 45. International conference "Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage" : 6-8th of October 2016
    (2016) Environmental Board of Estonia; Estonian University of Life Sciences; Estonian Academy of Arts; Sepp, Kalev (eessõna autor)
    Environmental Board of Estonia in cooperation with Estonian University of Life Sciences, Estonian Academy of Arts and ICOMOS Estonia organises international conference “Local communities, cultural landscapes and heritage“ in 6-8 October 2016 in Lahemaa National Park manors and villages. The conference is dedicated to Lahemaa National Park’s 45th anniversary. During the conference we are dealing with current issues of heritage management in theory and practice. Key speakers are discussing theoretical questions of heritage protection, international systems and practices in the field of heritage management, key issues of empowerment of local communities. Workshops are concentrated on concrete cases of management of cultural landscapes and community involvement. First day of conference is concentrating on protection of culture, second day on management of valuable cultural landscapes. Field trip will introduce initiatives of local communities of Lahemaa National Park. The participants of this conference are experts in the field, heritage practitioners and members of local communities of protected areas.
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    Eesti taimekaitse 95
    (Eesti Maaülikool, 2016) Metspalu, Luule (toimkonna liige); Jõgar, Katrin (toimkonna liige); Veromann, Eve (toimkonna liige); Mänd, Marika (toimkonna liige); Eesti Loodusfoto
    Käesolev artiklite kogumik ilmub teaduslik-praktilise konverentsi “Eesti taimekaitse 95” raames ning selles tutvustatakse tulemusi ning uusi trende loodushoidlikus taimekaitses.
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    Landscapes in Flux. Book of Proceedings
    (Estonian University of Life Sciences, 2015) Estonian University of Life Sciences. Department of Landscape Architecture; Niin, Gloria (editor); Mishra, Himansu (editor)
    Every scientific paper published in these Conference Proceedings was peer reviewed. All explanations, data, results, etc. contained in this book have been made by authors to their best knowledge and were true and accurate at the time of publication. However, some errors could not be excluded, so neither the publisher, the editors, nor the authors can accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors and omissions that may be made. © All rights reserved. No part of these proceedings may be reproduced by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.