Maarja Öpik

maarjaopikTalk title: “Biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: from species recognition to understanding the patterns”

Dr. Maarja Öpik has a PhD in Botany and Ecology from the University of Tartu and is a Senior Research Fellow in Plant Ecology in the same institution. Her main research topics include the molecular detection and identification of arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi, biotic and abiotic factors affecting AM distribution from local to global scales, and functional diversity and land-use change effects on AM.