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Krista Takkis

PhD, researcher

krista.takkis@ut.ee

My research focuses on the effect of landscape history, structure and environmental conditions on plant communities, their species richness, composition and condition of populations in fragmented landscapes. Also the recovery of populations, species richness and species interactions after restoration. I mainly study these topics in Estonian alvar grasslands, but also in agricultural landscapes. Furthermore, I am interested in the effect of landscape changes and environmental conditions on plant traits and which plants are more (or less) vulnerable to those changes.

  • Massante, J.C., Götzenberger, L., Takkis, K., Hallikma, T., Kaasik, A., Laanisto, L., Hutchings, M.J., Gerhold, P. 2019. Publisher Correction: Contrasting latitudinal patters in phylogenetic diversity between woody and herbaceous communities. Scientific Reports 9: 7917.
  • Massante, J.C., Götzenberger, L., Takkis, K., Hallikma, T., Kaasik, A., Laanisto, L., Hutchings, M.J., Gerhold, P. 2019. Contrasting latitudinal patters in phylogenetic diversity between woody and herbaceous communities. Scientific Reports 9: 6443.
  • Takkis, K., Kull, T., Hallikma, T., Jaksi, P., Kaljund, K., Kauer, K., Kull, T., Kurina, O., Külvik, M., Lanno, K., Leht, M., Liira, J., Melts, I., Pehlak, H., Raet, J., Sammet, K., Sepp, K., Väli, Ü., Laanisto, L. 2018. Drivers of species richness and community integrity of small forest patches in an agricultural landscape. Journal of Vegetation Science 29(6): 978-988.   
  • Takkis, K., Tscheulin, T., Petanidou, T. 2018. Differential effects of climate warming in the nectar secretion of early- and late-flowering Mediterranean plants. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 874. 
  • Price, J.N., Tamme, R., Gazol, A., de Bello, F., Takkis, K., Uria Diez, J., Kasari, L., Pärtel, M. 2017. Within-community environmental variability drives trait variability in species-rich grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 28(2): 303-312.
  • Kasari, L., Saar, L., de Bello, F., Takkis, K., Helm, A. 2016. Hybrid ecosystems can contribute to local biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(14): 3023-3041.
  • Takkis, K., Tscheulin, T., Tsalkatis, P., Petanidou, T. 2015. Climate change reduces nectar secretion in two common Mediterranean plants. Annals of Botany PLANTS 7: plv111.
  • Dallimer, M., Jacobsen, J.B., Lundhede, T.H., Takkis, K., Giergiczny, M., Thorsen, B.J. 2015. Patriotic values for public goods: transnational trade-offs for biodiversity and ecosystem services. BioScience 65(1): 33-42.  
  • Reitalu, T., Helm, A., Pärtel, M., Bengtsson, K., Gerhold, P., Rosén, E., Takkis, K., Znamenskiy, S., Prentice, H.C. 2014. Determinants of fine-scale plant diversity in dry calcareous grasslands within the Baltic Sea region. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 182: 59–68. 
  • Takkis, K., Pärtel, M., Saar, L., Helm, A. 2013. Extinction debt in a common grassland species: immediate and delayed responses of plant and population fitness. Plant Ecology 214(7): 953–963.  
  • Gazol, A., Tamme, R., Takkis, K., Kasari, L., Saar, L., Helm, A., Pärtel, M. 2012. Landscape- and small-scale determinants of grassland species diversity: direct and indirect influences. Ecography 35(10): 944–951.  
  • Saar, L., Takkis, K., Pärtel, M., Helm, A. 2012. Which plant traits predict species loss in calcareous grasslands with extinction debt? Diversity and Distributions 18(8): 808–817.
  • Helm, A., Oja, T., Saar, L., Takkis, K., Talve, T., Pärtel, M. 2009. Human influence lowers plant genetic diversity in communities with extinction debt. Journal of Ecology 97: 1329–1336.