Donetsk, Jul 17 — DAN. The Donetsk Botanical Garden plans to set up laboratories for young specialists for research in the fields of biology and environmental protection, Botanical Garden Director Svetlana Prikhodko told the Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

“We plan to create youth labs next year to develop new research areas;  young people can come and work here, ” Prikhodko said. “Biologists, environmentalists and IT specialists are welcome.”

These laboratories will operate at the junction of several sciences. Young people will find it interesting and promising. So the Botanical Garden is waiting for young specialists, she said.

One of these laboratories will focus on analytical research in the GIS (geographical information system) technology.

The Donetsk Botanical Garden is one of the largest in Europe. Its total area is 203 hectares. It has more than 8,000 plant species; some 30 percent of them are tropical and subtropical plants, including 800 rare or endangered species. Plant collections in five greenhouses on an area of 2,600 square meters have been formed for more than four decades.*jk