Laboratory of Lakes Research

Year of foundation – 1973. The laboratory was founded by Professor O.F. Yakushko as a “Laboratory of lakes research and spore-pollen analysis”. In 1973, it was reorganized into the Laboratory of lakes research at the Department of Earth Sciences, since 1992 - Laboratory of lakes research at the Department of Earth Science and Hydrometeorology.

Head of Laboratory – Doctor of Geographical Sciences, Professor B.P. Vlasov. Laboratory was led by V.A. Kalechits (1973-1985), A.N. Rachevsky (1985-1991), V.P. Romanov (1991-1993).

Scientific directions: problems of lakes origin and paleolimnology, study of modern lacustrine processes, problems of human impact on limnological systems, monitoring and cadastral valuation of lakes, use and protection of natural resources of lakes and lakeside areas.

Scientific cooperation: Laboratory has strong scientific relations with a number of scientific institutes of National Academy of Sciences in the Republic of Belarus, Institute of lakes research of Russian Academy of Sciences, universities of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. Research fellows took part in a number of projects developed under the supervision of UNDP, TACIS/ICWS and numerous programs and projects being developed nationwide. Materials of scientific research have been presented at the international scientific conferences and published in Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, the Netherlands.