Arūnas Diškus

Current position:

  • – Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences.
  • – Member of the Research & Study programme “Ecological Management & Tropical Studies”.



   In total, 12 collecting trips or long term research expeditions to the Crimea (Ukraine), the Caucasus (Georgia), Central Asia (Turkmenistan, Tadzhikistan), India, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru, etc.


Diplomas and certificates

  • – Diploma of Doctor of Biomedical Sciences, Zoology, 05B (Vilnius University, 2005).
  • – Diploma of Associate Professor (Docent) in Natural Sciences (Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences, 2012).

Scientific training (or scientific visits) abroad

  • – September 1994, Vienna Natural History Museum (Austria).
  • – November 1995 – February 1996, Copenhagen University, Department of Entomology (Denmark).
  • – December 1997 – February 1998, London Natural History Museum, Department of Entomology (Great Britain).
  • – December 2001 – January 2002, London Natural History Museum, Department of Entomology (Great Britain).

Scientific research

   Taxonomy, trophic relationships and global diversity of the smallest Lepidoptera: Tischeriidae and Nepticulidae (insects).



Awards and grants

  • – Research Grant from the Prof. M. Hering Memorial Research Fund, England (2000).
  • – Research Grant from the European Union Fund SYS-Resource (EU–The NHM) (2001–2002).
  • – Laureate of Gebert Ruf Stifung Swiss Baltic Net Graduate Award (2005).
  • – Various research grants from the Research Foundation of the Research Council of Lithuania (incl. MIP-049/2011–2012).


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