After years of improvement, biodiversity in Europe’s freshwaters has stagnated since 2010. This situation has been assessed by an international team of scientists, including for the first time Dr Nathan Baker from the Lithuanian Nature Research Centre. The study aimed to investigate the change in invertebrate biodiversity in freshwaters in 22 European countries between 1968 and 2020. The results of the study are now published in the prestigious journal Nature.
On 17 May, during the scientific conference dedicated to the 175th anniversary of duke geologist Antanas Karolis Giedraitis, Senior Researcher Dr. Gražina Skridlaitė was awarded the “Golden Geologist’s Hammer” from the Antanas Giedraitis Geological Foundation for highly notable long-term geological research, teaching or production activities and for significant geology publicity, popularization and youth educational activities.