Introduction of a new Director of Nature Research Centre, prof. Sigitas Podėnas
On 13 February (Thursday), 10:00 a.m., at the Conference Hall of the Nature Research Centre (Akademijos St 2), the Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Lithuania, prof. Valdemaras Razumas, will introduce to the community of the Nature Research Centre a new Director of the Nature Research Centre, prof. Sigitas Podėnas.
102nd Anniversary of Independence of Lithuania
On 14 February (Friday), 14:00 a.m., the community of the Nature Research Centre are invited to come together to the Conference Hall of the Nature Research Centre (Akademijos St 2) to commemorate the 102nd anniversary of Independence of Lithuania. Celebration will begin with the singing of the National Anthem of Lithuania and will be followed by ceremonial speeches, songs and a potluck lunch.
Experimental research by NRC's Laboratory of Fish Ecology
The researchers of the Laboratory of Fish Ecology of Nature Research Centre are conducting a research experiment with pike larvae/fry. The growing of pike fry in closed recirculation systems is very complicated – only live food (zooplankton) is used for feeding. Therefore, during the experiment, pike are being grown in creels set in a pond, i.e. "in nature". A creel is composed of a frame floating above water and a silk "cage" under water where fish are kept. Illumination is installed to attract zooplankton to the creels. Illuminated creels look interesting at night