Laboratory of Mammalian Ecology

Head: assoc. prof. dr. habil. LINAS BALČIAUSKAS

The main research trends are investigations of mammal species diversity, abundance and dynamics, habitat and spatial distribution, demographical structure and ecology of populations, as well as the assessment of functional regularities of mammal populations and communities in different landscapes and under anthropogenic impact. Determination of factors conditioning the extinction of rare mammal populations (bats, dormice, otter and lynx) is also conducted. The Laboratory contributes to the implementation of national commitments within the framework of the EU environmental protection policy and is engaged in socio-ecological analysis to measure public tolerance of mammals.

Cooperation:

  • EMMA2 (European mammal atlas) www.discovermammals.org
  • Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
  • CESAM, University of Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Consultancy for Nature Conservation, Markersdorf, Germany
  • Department of Wildlife Ecology and Management Faculty of Forestry, Düzce University, Düzce, Turkey
  • Environment Agency Republic of Estonia, Tallinn, Estonia
  • Estonian Theriological Society, Tartu, Estonia
  • European Commision, Joint Research Centre, Directorate for Sustainable Resources, Ispra, Italy
  • Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Greifswald-Insel Riems, Germany
  • Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
  • Latvian State Forest Research Institute “Silava”, Salaspils, Latvia
  • Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania
  • Mammal Research Institute, Białowieza, Poland
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK
  • Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • P.J. Šafárik University, Košice, Slovakia
  • Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Tembotov Institute of ecology of mountain territories RAS, Nalchik, Russia
  • Universite de Liege, Liege, Belgium
  • Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay Cedex, France
  • University of Turin, Turin, Italy
  • University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • University of Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra, Poland

PhD students

Marius Jasiulionis (Didžiojo kormorano (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis) kolonijų poveikis žinduoliams)

  • Romualdas Varanauskas (Atrankinės medžioklės įtaka stirnai (Capreolus capreolus))
  • Andrius Kučas (Gyvūnų susidūrimų su transportu dėsningumų ir susidūrimų mažinimo priemonių vertinimas)
  • Neringa Kitrytė (Antropogeninių stresų poveikis šeimininko - parazitų bendrijų sąveikoms)

 

 

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