DIAS collaboration strengthen knowledge transfer

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Experts of the Karelian Research Centre of RAS are interested in gaining Finnish experience in the detection and monitoring of invasive species and methods of controlling them. Based on literature data and personal knowledge, the experts have selected the material from the Finnish invasive species portal for translation into Russian language. Selection criteria were, for example, potential danger and the absence of a species in the alien invasive species lists for the Republic of Karelia. These include, e.g., the Emerald ash borer and the Asian long-horned beetle. Another examples concern the Pharaoh ants, which may interest many people, as they have been often found in homes. For the last 10 years, there are no reliable data for these species in the Republic of Karelia. The texts translated by DIAS experts Natalia Räikkönen, Natalia Kiuru and Ekaterina Shorokhova made the species’ descriptions on the Russian-language portal much easier.