Exhibition of books from Almantas Kulbis' collection
On 4 December 2019, 15:00 the Conference Hall (Room 101) of the Nature Research Centre (Akademijos St 2) will host a meeting with a collector Almantas Kulbis and presentation of his exhibition "Ilgesniam laikui svetur išvažiuojant, ir Lietuva darosi vis brangesnė": iš Almanto Kulbio knygų kolekcijos / "When You Leave Lithuania for a Longer Time, It Become Dearer": from Almantas Kulbis' book collection.
Prof. Stasys Bizulevičius' 100th birth anniversary
The Nature Research Centre hosted presentation of a book "Profesorius Stasys Bizulevičius. Gyvenimo ir veiklos apžvalga. Bibliografija" / "Professor Stasys Bizulevičius. Review of Life and Activities. Bibliography" (2019). The book was compiled on the occasion of 100th birth anniversary of the State Award Winner, Professor Stasys Bizulevičius. The book was issued by the Nature Research Centre, compiled by Dr Algimantas Jakimavičius and a bibliographer of the Wroblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences, Sigita Dagienė. Along with bibliography (732 entries) the book contains fragments of the diary, the main facts of biography, as well as a chronological overview of S. Bizulevičius' scientific, pedagogical and social activities.
Visit from Vitebsk University to the Laboratory of Mycology
For a number of years already, the Nature Research Centre's Laboratory of Mycology has been cooperating with the Vitebsk State University named after P. M. Masherov (Belarus) in conducting investigations on pine needle pathogens (in particular genera Dothistroma and Lecanosticta). The first investigation results are presented for publishing in a prestigious journal Forest Pathology. Dr Pavel Kolmakov from Vitebsk University came to the Laboratory of Mycology to discuss future activities, conduct molecular investigations of pine needle pathogens and endophytes, and get acquainted with other research work pursued at the laboratory.
An oak from a bog in Trakai district can help answer questions about climate change
Ten years ago, a resident of Trakai district decided to dig out a pond near his house and found there a part of an old oak 7 m in length and up to 3 m in volume. The specialists of the Lithuanian Fund for Nature and Nature Research Centre were informed about it, came to the place and took some oak samples for investigation. Assessment of rings and their volume can help dendrochronologists find a missing chain in their investigations and from information encoded in the oak determine what was the climate in the area, for example, a thousand years ago. Oak samples were taken by a researcher of the Nature Research Centre's Laboratory of Quaternary Research, Dr Marija Žukovskienė, and a specialist from the Lithuanian Fund for Nature, Alvydas Gintaras.