9th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology
The 9th Conference of the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology ‘Parasites in a changing world’ was held in Vilnius, Lithuania on 21–23 April 2021. The conference was organized by the Scandinavian-Baltic Society for Parasitology (SBSP), Nature Research Centre and the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences – Young Academy.
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)!
Dr Rasa Čepulytė's traineeship at the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences
Dr Rasa Čepulytė, Researcher at the Laboratory of Chemical and Behavioural Ecology of Nature Research Centre, took her traineeship at the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences, Logrõno, Spain.