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maarja.opik@ut.ee
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PnzcMasAAAAJ&hl=en

Career

Institutions and positions
01.10.2016–31.08.2020   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Senior Research Fellow in Plant Ecology (1,00)
1998-2002 PhD student, University of Tartu, including:
Sept. 1999-Jan. 2000, Oct. 2000-March2001, Nov. 2001-March 2002 University of Helsinki, Department of General Microbiology, visiting post-graduate student;
Jan.-June 2000, University of Copenhagen, Institute of Botany, visiting post-graduate student;
March-May, Nov.-Dec. 2004 visiting scientist at Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK
01.01.2016–30.09.2016   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Senior Research Fellow in Plant Ecology (1,00)
01.10.2011–31.12.2015   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Senior Research Fellow in Plant Ecology (1,00)
01.10.2008–30.09.2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Research Fellow in Plant Ecology (1,00)
01.01.2006–31.12.2008   
Scottish Crop Research Institute, Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
01.10.2002–30.09.2005   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography, Institute of Botany and Ecology, Research Fellow (1,00)
2002–2011   
University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University, Researcher (1,00)
 
 
Education
Nõo Secondary School, 1990;
University of Tartu, 1995, BSc (botany and mycology)
University of Tartu, 1998, MSc (botany and mycology), thesis: Characters of Pure Cultures in the Systematics of Operculate Cup Fungi (Pezizales)
University of Tartu, 2004 PhD (botany and ecology), thesis: Diversity of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in the Roots of Perennial Plants and their Effect on Plant Performance
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2020−...   
Director of the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences
2007−...   
member of British Ecological Society (2007)
member of Estonian Naturalists' Society (1995);
member of Estonian Seminatural Community Conservation Associaton (2003);
member of Estonian Microbiological Association (2004);
 
 
Additional information
Teaching at University of Tartu:

2009-2015 Ecosystems Technology (LOOM.01.094, 3 EAP, co-ordinator)
2009-2011, 2015 Mycorrhizology (LOOM.01.031, 3 EAP, co-ordinator Leho Tedersoo)
2015 Mycology (LOOM.01.034, 3 EAP, co-ordinator Kadri Põldmaa);

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Supervised dissertations

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maarja.opik@ut.ee
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=PnzcMasAAAAJ&hl=en

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.10.2016–31.08.2020   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, taimeökoloogia vanemteadur (1,00)
1998-2002 doktorant, Tartu Ülikool, sh:
sept. 1999-jaan. 2000, okt. 2000-märts 2001, nov. 2001-märts 2002 teadustöö Helsingi Ülikoolis Üldise Mikrobioloogia õppetoolis;
jaan.-juuni 2000, teadustöö Kopenhaageni Ülikoolis Botaanika Instituudis;
märts-mai, nov.-dets. 2004 teadustöö Šoti Põllumajandusinstituudis (Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee)
01.01.2016–30.09.2016   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja täppisteaduste valdkond, ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituut, taimeökoloogia vanemteadur (1,00)
01.10.2011–31.12.2015   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, taimeökoloogia vanemteadur (1,00)
01.10.2008–30.09.2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
01.01.2006–31.12.2008   
Šoti Põllumajandusinstituut, Marie Curie järeldoktorant
01.10.2002–30.09.2005   
Tartu Ülikool, Bioloogia-geograafiateaduskond, Botaanika ja ökoloogia instituut, taimeökoloogia teadur (1,00)
2002–2011   
Tartu Ülikool, Loodus- ja tehnoloogiateaduskond, Tartu Ülikooli Ökoloogia- ja Maateaduste Instituut, Teadur (1,00)
 
 
Haridustee
Nõo Keskkool, 1990;
Tartu Ülikool, 1995, BSc botaanika ja ökoloogia erialal (lõputöö “Viljakehade morfoloogia, kultuuritunnused ning paarumistestid austerserviku (Pleurotus ostreatus (Jack.: Fr.) P.Kumm.) kompleksi kuuluvate liikide eristamisel”);
Tartu Ülikool, 1998, MSc botaanika ja mükoloogia erialal (magistritöö “Puhaskultuuride tunnused liudikulaadsete seente (Pezizales) süstemaatikas”)
Tartu Ülikool, 2004, PhD taimeökoloogia ja ökofüsioloogia erialal (doktoritöö “Diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the roots of perennial plants and their effect on plant performance”)
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2020−...   
Ökoloogia ja maateaduste instituudi direktor
2007−...   
Briti Ökoloogiaühingu liige (2007)
Eesti Looduseuurijate Seltsi liige (1995),
Pärandkoosluste Kaitse Ühingu liige (2003),
Eesti Mikrobioloogide Ühenduse liige (2004);
 
 
Lisainfo
Õppetöö Tartu Ülikoolis:

2009-2015 Ökosüsteemide tehnoloogia (LOOM.01.094, 3 EAP, vastutav õppejõud)
2009-2011, 2015 Mükoriisaõpetus (LOOM.01.031, 3 EAP, vastutav õppejõud Leho Tedersoo)
2015 Mükoloogia (LOOM.01.034, 3 EAP, vastutav õppejõud Kadri Põldmaa);

Lõppenud projektid

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- Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu0,00 EUR
ETFETF6533Methodology for the investigation of quantitative dynamics of arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization of boreo-nemoral forest understorey plant species 01.01.200531.12.2008Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)29 436,50 EUR
ETFETF7366Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal communities in forest ecosystems - composition and function01.01.200831.12.2011Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)68 442,07 EUR
IUTIUT20-28The role of arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) in shaping plant community patterns and plant interactions01.01.201431.12.2019Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences1 386 600,00 EUR
MUUMLOOM08178RGlobal biodiversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: taxonomic and functional patterns01.10.200830.09.2011Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu45 000,00 EUR
ETFETF7738Functional diversity of arbuscular mycorhizal fungi01.01.200931.12.2012Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University; University of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old)53 965,68 EUR
TKSLTOM16131T (TK131)Ecology of global change: natural and managed ecosystems (TK131)01.01.201601.03.2023Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences3 198 027,47 EUR
2.1.1.LLTOM19684Innovation cluster support to MTÜ Põllukultuuride klaster01.11.201930.06.2023Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences83 333,33 EUR
MUUSLTOM17031Ecosystem services driven by the diversity of soil biota – understanding and management01.01.201731.05.2020Maarja ÖpikUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology, Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences93 855,00 EUR
MUUVEU16054Soil fauna - Key to Soil Organic Matter Dynamics and Modelling (KEYSOM)16.03.201515.03.2019Mari IvaskTallinn University of Technology , Tartu College of TUT, Department of Environmental Protection0,00 EUR
ETFETF9050The role of mycorrhizal symbiosis in plant invasions01.01.201231.12.2015Mari MooraUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University69 600,00 EUR
SFSF0182569s03Mechanisms behind the dynamics of plant communities01.01.200331.12.2007Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography356 051,79 EUR
ETFETF5849Forces behind the fine-scale structure of plant communities: the role of abiotic and biotic factors01.01.200431.12.2007Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography70 027,01 EUR
SFSF0180098s08Vegetation patterns, species coexistence and mechamisms behind them01.01.200831.12.2013Martin ZobelUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Science and Technology (old), Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences, Tartu University539 976,71 EUR
ETFETF5815PHYLOGENY AND DISTRIBUTION OF SELECTED PLANT SPECIES AND INTRASPECIFIC TAXA OF THE THE BALTIC SEA REGION01.01.200431.12.2007Silvia PihuUniversity of Tartu, Faculty of Biology and Geography35 227,95 EUR