Nature Research Centre's researchers Prof. habil. Dr Jonas Rimantas Stonis, Dr Arūnas Diškus and Dr Andrius Remeikis with colleagues from Russia and U.S. determined the smallest moths in the world
A recently published scientific article presents the smallest moths in the world and describes the complexity of such determination. The article's authors – Nature Research Centre's researchers Prof. habil. Dr Jonas Rimantas Stonis, Dr Andrius Remeikis and Dr Arūnas Diškus together with researchers from U.S. and other countries – measured about 2800 individuals belonging to 650 smallest moth species and generalised abundant data of measurements published by many other authors. Two families, Gracillariidae and Nepticulidae, were found to be distinguished by a particularly small size. The smallest moths' forewind length was found to be merely ca. 1.2–1.3 mm, and wingspan ca. 2.6–2.8 mm.
The Nature Research Centre's Director, Prof. Dr (HP) Sigitas Podėnas, was elected the Full Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (Division of Biological, Medical and Geosciences)!
Conference "Young Researchers' Investigations in Lithuanian Protected Areas 2021
The State Service for Protected Areas opens registration to the conference "Young Researchers' Investigations in Lithuanian Protected Areas 2021". The purpose of the conference is to present scientific research pursued by students and young researchers of all fields and to encourage cooperation between current and future specialists of protected areas.
Competition for Researcher position (LQR)
Advantages: competence in conducting Quaternary rock surface geomorphological investigations and in forming geomorphological, Quaternary paleosurface maps; ability to analyse Quaternary layer paleosurfaces by using statistical methods and the links of the current surface with geological composition and structure.
Position description: formation of geomorphological, paleogeomorphological, lithomorphogenetic and zoning maps, Quaternary paleosurfaces correlative analysis and investigation of paleogeographical development, publishing research results in international scientific publications.
at least 3 scientific articles published in international scientific journals (2 of which during the recent 5 years (including 1 in a Q1 or Q2 journal) and, in case the applicant has worked at NRC during the recent 5 years, with NRC affiliation), and compliance with the description of qualification requirements for researcher positions at the Nature Research Centre. Consideration of applicants shall be subject to the procedures under items 6–8 of said description.