Parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) are one of the most species rich animal taxa on Earth, but their tropical diversity is still poorly known. Now, scientist have discovered the Dolichomitus meii and Polysphincta parasitoid wasp species previously unknown to science in South America. The new species found in the rainforests entice with their colours and exciting habits. Researchers at the University of Turku have already described 53 new animal species this year.
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The Nature2100 fund (Luonto2100-rahasto) uses donated funds to acquire forest areas that will enhance positive development in biodiversity and the recreational use of forests. A particular aim is to expand and diversify existing conservation and hiking areas in southern Finland.
Sachin Kochrekar from the University of Turku has won the first ever Millennium Pitching Contest, a competition for doctoral candidates with a task of solving the grand challenges of our time. The first prize was 10 000 euros.
Constructed on Yliopistonmäki hill, the Aurum building is the new home of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of Åbo Akademi University and the Department of Chemistry of the University of Turku. Users were able to have a say in the planning right from the start.
University of Turku doctoral candidates Shruti Jain and Sachin Kochrekar are two of the five finalists in the pitching contest organised as part of the Millennium Innovation Forum 2021 programme. The theme for the event and contest is ”Innovations for a better life”.