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September 28, 2023
Karelian researchers looking for traces of ancient earthquakes in lake bottom sediments

Seismic events that took place in the territory of our republic and the Kola Peninsula 12 millennia ago are proxied by lacustrine sediments. Geophysical methods help detect traces of ancient earthquakes. Research in the field of paleoseismology has practical applications as well. To predict future earthquakes, it is important to understand the patterns of their recurrence in the past. This was the topic of the presentation by Leading Researcher at the Institute of Geology KarRC RAS Pavel Ryazantsev at KarRC RAS Learned Council meeting on September 28th.
September 27, 2023
Extracts of algae from the White Sea are potential raw material for agricultural crop growth stimulators

Liquid extracts from brown algae are widely used in practice worldwide. They help to increase crop yields and resistance to adverse environmental factors. However, these commercial formulas are kept secret under their trademarks. Studies by Karelian biologists will help develop domestic products from Arctic algae.
September 25, 2023
International symposium on the study of mires of Northern Eurasia started in Petrozavodsk

International symposium Mires of North Eurasia: biospheric functions, diversity and management started at the Karelian Research Centre RAS. Scientists from Karelia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Komi, regions of Siberia, the Urals and the Far East, as well as from Belarus to discuss the diversity and functioning of mire ecosystems, the scientific foundations of their restoration, mire management, and modern research methods.
September 22, 2023
Ichthyologists assessed the outcomes of vendace introduction to Lake Vashozero, Kondopoga District

Specialists from the Institute of Biology KarRC RAS studied the state of hydrobiological communities, including the fish fauna, in Lake Vashezero in the Kondopoga District of Karelia. The commercial vendace species was artificially introduced into the lake, along with whitefish, in the 1930s. The outcomes of such an introduction can be assessed objectively only decades later. The conclusion of the scientists is that, unlike other species, the Onego vendance became successfully established and naturalized in Vashozero.
September 19, 2023
Experts in soil science gather at KarRC RAS to discuss topical issues

Over a hundred specialists from around Russia as well as from Belarus and Uzbekistan participate in the conference Topical Issues of the Theory and Practice of Forest Soil Science taking place at KarRC RAS on September 1822. Experts discuss the role of soils in climate regulation, problems of anthropogenic transformation of forest soils, topics of land resources and soil assessment, their importance in the system of sustainable forest management and other issues.
September 16, 2023
The first international conference on regional scientific cooperation within BRICS completed

The International conference Regional cooperation within BRICS: sustainable nature management environment, education, tourism finished its work in Petrozavodsk. On September 1415 experts discussed the topics of climate change, environmental security, sustainable use and study of natural resources, green energy, development of green tourism, and others.
September 14, 2023
Karelia hosts the first regional conference on scientific cooperation of BRICS countries

The International conference Regional cooperation within BRICS: sustainable nature management environment, education, tourism started working at KarRC RAS. This forum is designed to promote cooperation at the regional level in this interstate alliance. The conference participants are scientists, representatives of authorities, and experts from BRICS counties.
September 6, 2023
Karelian scientists study lakes that contain fresh as well as saline water at the same time

Meromictic reservoirs are a new research object for scientists at the Karelian Research Center RAS. These lakes are unusual: their lower water layer is saline, while the top column is fresh water. The two parts do not intermix. Specialists use hydrophysical methods to study the interface between the layers, while the paleogeographic approach helps understand the formation history of such reservoirs.
September 4, 2023
Scientists discuss important issues and studies of water resources at conference in Petrozavodsk

The 7th International Young Scientists Conference "Water Resources: Research and Management" started at KarRC RAS. Specialists discuss problems of environmental management, protection of water resources, results of studies of the current state of biological resources, issues related to the assessment of the recreational potential of water bodies and many other topics concerning the study of rivers and lakes.
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