Public speaking and discussion.”The Epiphytic Lichens proposed for the Red Book of RA”

On 17 of July 2015, the Young Biologists Association NGO organized public speaking and discussion on theme “The Epiphytic Lichens proposed for the Red Book of RA”. Arsen Gasparyan has presented the epiphytic lichen diversity of Armenia, ongoing research projects and the species proposed for addition to the Red Book of Republic of Armenia. The participants discussed suggested conservation status and other aspects.

Young Scientists School on Lichenology in Armenia

The Young Biologists Association NGO in cooperation with Ecovillage NGO organized Science from the first hand. “Lichenological Research” Young Scientists School. The theoretical part of the school took place in Yerevan on 18 of June and the practical field work to Mount Aragats on 21 of June, 2015. More than 50 young scientists and students participated in the school. The invited speakers of the school were: Mr. Arsen Gasparyan (Topic: Lichens of Armenia),  Dr. Thorsten Lumbsch (Topic։ What’s in a name? That which we call a species), Pradeep K Divakar (Topic: How many species are hidden under the Parmelia saxatilis morphology), Dr. Ana Rosa Burgaz (Topic: “DNA-barcoding in the study of lichen diversity”), Dr. Andre Aptroot (Topic: Lichens and Global Warming).

Educational Seminar in Dilijan

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On 8 March, the Young Biologists Association NGO in cooperation with Environmental Information Public Dilijan “Aarhus” Center organized educational seminar (Theme: Armenian Lichens Diversity – “Dilijan” National Park. During the seminar was presented the role of lichens in ecosystems, importance of their conservation and particularly the diversity of lichens of “Dilijan” National Park. The seminar was conducted by lichenologist, President of Young Biologists Association NGO Mr. Arsen Gasparyan. During the seminar educational booklets and poster was distributed among participants.