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December 4, 2023
Karelia to get the first bird guide for a general readership

Ornithologists from the Karelian Research Centre RAS Maria Matantseva and Sergey Simonov took part in creating the Birds of Karelia booklet. The researchers worked on texts for this guide, which was illustrated by one of Russias leading ornithologists and a professional animal artist Vadim Ryabitsev.
December 1, 2023
Regeneration of berry subshrubs in the periphery of cut-over sites studied by scientists from Karelia and Arkhangelsk Region

The study of changes in the vegetation of ecotones - zones of transition between cut-over sites and forest - is an emerging research area. A special microclimate is formed in such strips as they remain under some impact of the forest canopy. These habitats are favorable for typical forest plant species. Thus, bilberry and cowberry actively bear fruit in cut-over edge sites. Their fruits attract not only berry pickers, but also animals and birds. The regeneration of the subshrubs in the first post-logging years is studied by scientists from Karelia and the Arkhangelsk Region.
November 28, 2023
Karelian economists assessed changes in the efficiency of production and economic activities in the process of green transition

The ratio between economic efficiency and fairness in the process of green transformation of industries is recognized as a fundamental problem of the 21st century. Environmental actions involve financial losses. To ensure fairness, tax incentives, state and municipal guarantees and subsidies are needed. This was the topic covered in this KarRC RAS Learned Council session by Valentina Karginova-Gubinova, Senior Researcher at the Department of Regional Economic Policy, Institute of Economics KarRC RAS.
November 28, 2023
Projects of KarRC RAS researchers supported by Russian Science Foundation grants

Project applications by researchers from the Karelian Research Centre RAS have been supported by Russian Science Foundation grants. They deal with the development of domestic and international inbound tourism in the Russian Arctic, studies on the formation of wild forest reindeer population structure, identification of patterns in the formation of soil nematode communities upon plant invasions, and investigation of cestode invasion in cyprinids.
November 17, 2023
Karelian Research Centre RAS participates in the 7th BRICS International School

Starting November 1318, the 7th BRICS International School takes place in Moscow. Its participants are graduate and post-graduate students and young specialists from countries of the alliance. The event is organized by the Russian National Committee on BRICS Research with support from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund, and Presidential Grants Fund. KarRC RAS takes part in the school for the second time.
November 16, 2023
The income level of residents and the age of the settlement head influence the use of social media by local authorities

Digital inequality disadvantages many groups of people. This is especially evident when comparing the digitalization of large cities vs villages. However, this phenomenon has hardly if at all been studied at the level of individual districts and settlements. Specialists at the Institute of Economics KarRC RAS are working on ways to measure the digital divide at the municipal level by examining the extent to which social networks are used for communication between the authorities and citizens.
November 13, 2023
A study by scientists from KarRC RAS helping to analyze the traffic situation in Petrozavodsk

Mathematicians from the Karelian Research Centre RAS are working on the Petrozavodsk City traffic model. It will enable researchers and authorities to analyze how temporary street closures, new bypasses, tunnels and bridges will affect the traffic situation. Scientists study the road situation using game-theoretic mathematical methods, searching for optimal strategies for car drivers, transport operators and public transport passengers.
November 11, 2023
First offline seminar within cooperation between KarRC RAS and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology CAS took place in Petrozavodsk

The international seminar Cooperation on climate change research, environmental monitoring and modeling completed in Petrozavodsk. Specialists from the Northern Water Problems Institute KarRC RAS and Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences presented their studies and identified areas of common scientific interest for joint projects.
November 8, 2023
Scientists from Karelian and China plan joint studies of water ecosystems

Scientists from Karelia and China discuss plans for joint research of water bodies. A delegation from the Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is on a working visit to KarRC RAS. The researchers are focusing on climate change, human impact on the natural environment and other topics and areas common to Russia and China.
November 6, 2023
Scientists from KarRC RAS substantiated the designation of territories to be protected within a new national park

Vottovaara National Park is being established in Karelia in an area of around 14 thousand hectares. The relevant Russian Government Ordinance was signed on October 20th. The new protected area will consist of three separate clusters. The scientific component of the nomination papers was prepared by specialists at the Karelian Research Centre RAS.
November 3, 2023
KarRC RAS and Ladoga Skerries National Park sign a cooperation agreement

Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Ladoga Skerries National Park signed a cooperation agreement. The document was signed by Olga Bakhmet, KarRC RAS Director General, and Elena Kutukova, Acting Director of the protected area, during the 21st Strategic Planning Leaders Forum (Forum Strategov), which took place in St. Petersburg on October 30-31. Also, during the forum events Olga Bakhmet presented proposals for strengthening cross-border cooperation between regions of Russia and Belarus and the emerging avenues of scientific cooperation with African countries.
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