THE MUSEUM OF MINERALS BECAME RICHER
Agate collector V. Matuzevičius donated 43 more minerals to the Museum of Minerals. The collections of the museums were supplemented with agates from globally known mineral deposits in Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul), Morocco (Asni and Agouim), and Poland (Novy Kosciol). The donated collection contains not only agates but also wonderful jaspers from Madagascar and flint from the Holy Cross Mountains in Poland, considered to be the most colourful flint in the world.
International Conference on Biological Invasions NEOBIOTA2020
On 15–18 September 2020, Vodice (Croatia) hosted the 11th International Conference on Biological Invasions NEOBIOTA2020. The conference was participated by 152 scientists from 34 countries; it was organised in two formats – face-to-face and online. Lithuania was represented by a Senior Researcher of the Laboratory of Micology, Dr Jurga Motiejūnaitė, who presented a poster "Monitoring of potentially invasive macrofungi - novel versus traditional methods" prepared in conjunction with co-authors R. Iršėnaitė, J. Kasparavičius and K. Kvedaravičiūtė.
Invitation to Marius Jasiulionis' dissertation defence meeting
On 2 October (Friday), 13:00, at NRC's Conference Hall (Akademijos St 2,), doctoral student Marius Jasiulionis (scientific supervisor Doc., Dr (HP) Linas Balčiauskas) will defend his doctoral dissertation "Impact of the colonies of great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) on mammals" in the field of ecology and environmental science.
All are invited to the meeting.
Dr Jurga Jankauskienė
Kukwaea pubescens Motiej. & Zhurb., fungus species new to science
A senior researcher of the Laboratory of Micology, Dr Jurga Motiejūnaitė, in collaboration with foreign colleagues described Kukwaea pubescens Motiej. & Zhurb., a fungus species new to science. The species belongs to a new and so far not described genus Kukwaea Suija, Motiej. & Zhurb. The new fungus is lichenophilic, parasitizing the Iceland moss, which also frequent in Lithuania.