On November 29th, Russian Science Foundation announced the results of the Small individual research team projects competition. Through this competition, grants are allocated for basic research and exploratory research in 2023-2024. The grants are up to 1.5 million roubles annually.
The key objective of the competition declared by RSC is to promote thematic areas novel for the research bodies and to build research teams. The stipulated team size is 2 to 4 persons.
The winning RSF small research team projects of applicants from KarRC RAS are:
• «Design and study of mathematical models in aquaculture» (Leader Evgeny Ivashko, Cand. Sci. (Phys. & Math), Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Digital Technologies in Regional Development, Department for Interdisciplinary Research KarRC RAS);
• «Development of hybrid dynamics methods in problems of mathematical modeling of biological communities with variable structure» (Leader Alexander Kirillov, Dr. Sci. (Phys. & Math), Leading Researcher, Computer-based IT Laboratory, Institute of Applied Mathematical Research KarRC RAS);
• «Intrapopulation competition for space: 3D territoriality in song birds in limited-resource circumstances» (Leader Maria Matantseva, Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Senior Researcher, Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Biology KarRC RAS);
• «An integrated study of the natural regeneration of Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. on xylolytic substrate» (Leader Ivan Romashkin, Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Researcher, Laboratory of Boreal Forest Dynamics and Productivity, Forest Research Institute KarRC RAS);
• «Acoustic signaling in birds as a social driver of the nesting ground and breeding strategy selection» (Leader Nikolai Lapshin, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Leading Researcher, Zoology Laboratory, Institute of Biology KarRC RAS);
• «Molecular-genetic and biochemical indicators in estimating cage-farmed trout growth rates under supplementary illumination during rearing in a southern region of Russia» (Leader Maria Kuznetsova, Cand. Sci. (Biol.), Senior Researcher, Ecological Biochemistry Laboratory, Institute of Biology KarRC RAS);
• «Adapting the double-rotation system of cultivating containerized Scots pine seedlings to a short growing season. Acquiring frost tolerance» (Leader Nadezhda Chernobrovkina, Dr. Sci. (Biol.), Leading Researcher, Forest Biotechnology Laboratory, Forest Research Institute KarRC RAS);
• «Agglomeration effects on economic development of a region at large» (Leader Pavel Druzhinin, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Head of Department for Regional Development Modeling and Forecasting, Institute of Economics KarRC RAS);
• «The digital divide and local administrations: a view through social media» (Leader Egor Prokopyev, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Researcher, Department for Regional Development Modeling and Forecasting, Institute of Economics KarRC RAS);
• «Establishing and developing the innovation system of the Russian Arctic under recent development collisions: structural import replacement in a multi-tiered space» (Leader Sergey Tishkov, Cand. Sci. (Econ.), Secretary for Science at the Institute of Economics KarRC RAS).
We congratulate our colleagues on winning the project competition and wish them productive research!
November 29, 2022
Russian Science Foundation announced the winners of the Small research team projects competition 2022. Ten projects of scientists from the Karelian Research Centre RAS will receive grant support within its framework. Congratulation to our colleagues!
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.