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March 24, 2023
Olga Bakhmet, KarRC RAS Director General, took part in the plenary session of the Baltic Sea Day (St. Petersburg) as a member of the Scientific Council of the National Committee on BRICS Research. She presented the areas included in the priority agenda of this interstate association concerning scientific research and environmental protection. She also announced the first regional research conference in the framework of BRICS cooperation to be held in Petrozavodsk this summer.
March 17, 2023
Two new species of fungus gnats were discovered by Aleksey Polevoy, entomologist, Leading Researcher at the Forest Research Institute KarRC RAS. The insects were spotted in the Anadyr River valley in Chukotka. One of the new species is markedly different from all known species of the world. Earlier, the scientist took part in an international study, which, among other things, provides a new insight into the processes of dispersal and speciation in insects.
March 16, 2023
Karelian ornithologists invite nature lovers to join the pan-European common bird monitoring event. To do this, you need to sign up for the project, choose a convenient survey route and record all the birds you see or hear along this route during a certain period of time. These data will help scientists keep track of changes in bird numbers.
March 1, 2023
Scientists from the Karelian Research Centre RAS are among the winners of two regional competitions organized by the Russian Science Foundation. Eight research projects will be supported. Congratulations to our colleagues!
March 1, 2023
Karelian scientists probed the territory of an ancient stone-tool workshop with a GPR, revealing the positions of small artifacts in the ground. Previously, geophysical methods were used in archeology mainly to search for bulky objects and remnants of structures, such as burial chambers or foundations of ancient buildings. Specialists successfully tested the new technique to study Stone Age sites, where the size of findings is often within a centimeter.
February 17, 2023
Commercial medical serves are more frequently used by low-income families. Such a paradoxical conclusion was made as a result of a study carried out at the Institute of Economics KarRC RAS. Researchers conducted a sociological survey of households and studied the consumer activity of Karelian citizens in the market of commercial medical services.
February 15, 2023
Biologists from KarRC RAS found a way to reduce the need for antibiotics in trout farming. Scientists experimentally proved the efficacy of an organic dietary supplement, dihydroquercetin, derived from larch logging wastes. It promotes fish resistance to stresses and diseases. At the same time, the supplement is harmless for humans and water ecosystems.
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