Estonian University of Life Sciences

Original name(s)
    Institution Address

    Kreutzwaldi 1
    51014 Tartu

    Topics of interests

    • Systematic research
    • Ecology and climate change
    • Biodiversity

    Main areas of taxonomic expertise

    • Fungi: Agarics: Lyophyllaceae, Ascomycota: Helotiales
    • Insecta: Diptera, Lepidoptera, Coleoptera
    • Arachnida: Acari: Oribatidae
    • Higher plants : Carex (Cyperaceae), Pilosella (Asteraceae), Potentilla (Rosaceae), Orchidaceae

    Type of organisation

    Institution Address

    Kreutzwaldi 1
    51014 Tartu

    Director Representative

    Urmas Kõljalg


    Structure Chart

    url :
    file : emu_structure_2015_eng.pdf

    Governing & Executive bodies





    Staff fields

    staff_year of reference2020
    staff total1181.0
    scientific staff (permanent)408.0
    scientific staff collections (permanent)8.0
    staff collection managers technicians (permanent)6.0
    staff administrative (permanent)541.0

    General Description

    • Distribution and biology of plant species in changing climate conditions. 
    • Fungal taxonomy and ecology
    • Taxonomy and ecology of various insect groups

    Link of Anual report : Annual Reports

    Link of the Research page :  Research page

    Research Fields

    • Anthropology / Physical anthropology (46.20.00)

    Research Initiative

    Activities and outreach with Universities

    Erasmus+ KA2 – Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices: Educational network on Soil and Plant Ecology and Management (EduSaPMan); Innovative Education towards the Needs of the Organic Sector (EPOS); The innovative blended learning concept for resource efficiency (ReLeCo) Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Strand 1: Education Force: Driving Mobility for EU- East Europe cooperation (EFFORT); INFINITY - INternational Fellowship IN transdisciplinarITY


    Activities and outreach with other public



    Eda Tursk
    +372731 3021

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