The mission of the Estonian University of Life Sciences is to guarantee sustainable use of natural resources and enhance rural development. The Estonian University of Life Sciences (IAES) is the only university in Estonia whose priorities in academic and research activities provide the sustainable development of natural resources necessary for the existence of Human Society as well as the preservation of heritage and habitat.
The Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the Estonian University of Life Sciences is responsible for research and development, and university level education in plant cultivation and plant biology, horticulture, plant health, soil science and agrochemistry, landscape ecology and management, landscape architecture, biological diversity and applied hydrobiology in Estonia.
Institute of Economics and Social Sciences has become an Estonian teaching and research centre dealing with issues related to rural economic development and rural social problems.
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MSc in Horticulture and currently studying for his Ph.D. degree in Estonian University of Life Sciences, Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Research activities include plant pathology, host-fungal interactions and soil agroecology. The main research topic is cultivar-specific effects on potato root- and rhizosphere fungal diversity. Kaire contributes to WP2, 3 and by need to ohter WP-s.
PhD in agricultural economics and management. Researcher focusing on economic and sociological surveys on farming, rural entrepreneurship, and rural development, and socioeconomic assessments with both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Anne contributes to WP6.
Currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Horticulture at Estonian University of Life Sciences. Marian contributes to WP2 and 3 and by need to some other WP-s.
PhD in ecology, chief specialist in Estonian University of Life Sciences. Main fields of research are soil invertebrates in natural and anthropogenic habitats including arable lands and grasslands. Research activities are focused on relationships, processes and interactions in ecosystems related to soil biota. In project contributes to WP3, WP5, WP6.
PhD in field crop husbandry, associated professor of soil science at Estonian University of Life Sciences, Chair of Soil Science. Main fields of research are related to soil science and soil biodiversity, plants-soil interactions. EULS researcher-in-charge in the SoildiverAgro project, WP2 leader and involved in several WPs.