Arvīds Barševskis, Dr. biol., Professor, Vice Rector for Science at Daugavpils University, Full Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences
In: Latvian Academy of Sciences Yearbook 2021, 2021, pp. 117-120.
“Science that studies beetles is called coleopterology. This name comes from the Latin name of the beetle order Coleoptera. Daugavpils University has the only coleopterological research centre in Latvia and the Baltic, which is well-known in the world. One of the research directions that beetle researchers at Daugavpils University are developing is the research of tropical beetle biodiversity. Tropical rainforests are currently one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world. Forests are cut down in huge numbers, giving way back to palm gardens and livestock pastures. At the same time, tropical forests have the highest biodiversity in the world and are very poorly studied in a number of regions. Beetle researchers at Daugavpils University mainly specialise in the study of beetle diversity in the Philippine archipelago.”
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Doliops daugavpilsi Barševskis, 2014.