PhD studies

PhD studies

Based on LR Minister of Education and Science’s order, in 2011 Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry was granted a right for doctoral studies in 4 science fields:

  • Agronomy and Forestry jointly with Aleksandras Stulginskis University,
  • Ecology and Environmental Science jointly with Vytautas Magnus and Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Natural Research Centre,
  • Biochemistry jointly with Vytautas Magnus and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences and Nencki Experimental Biology Institute (Poland).

The doctoral studies provided by Centre conform to the contemporary problematics of agricultural and forestry sciences, up-to-date methods and facilities are used in research work. Studies and research work are headed by experienced researchers. Centre’s researchers of respective fields participate in the development of curricular and their subject programmes, take part in doctoral studies’ committees and thesis defence boards.

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List of doctoral dissertations in 2009–€“2016


Andrius Aleliūnas. Identification of functional markers for freezing tolerance in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.).

Ilona Kerienė. Mycotoxins and their relationship with phenolic compounds in buckwheat grain.

Agnė Veršulienė. Long-term changes of the soil properties in different agroecosystems and their complex influence on agrocenosis.


Nijolė Liepienė. Indentification, pathogenicity, harmfulness and control of lupin anthracnose fungus Colletotrichum spp.

Jovita Mikaliūnienė. Resistance of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) to fungal diseases and their qualitative indicators.

Lina Žičkienė. Mineral nitrogen fluxes in different soils.

Karolina Gvildienė. The quality of composts, their effect on soil and plants.

Jelena Titova. Influence of fertilization with sewage sludge compost on biomass formation of energy plants and changes of chemical elements.

Ieva Jokubauskaitė. Changes in dissilved and humified carbon in acid soil as influenced by different liming and fertilization systems.

Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė. Genetic and phenotypic diversity of Botrytis spp. from strawberey and onion, diseases forecasting and control.

Adas Marčiulynas. Biology and significance of the spruce bud scale (Physokermes piceae Shrank.) to sanitary conditions of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) in Lithuania.

Gediminas Čapkauskas. Natural disturbances of forest stand development: tree damages and risk of defoliation.

Valda Araminienė. Birch sp. health and growth under current and simulated climate condition.

Kristina Amalevičiūtė. Changes in the properties of Pachiterric Histosol as influed by management and renaturalization.

Asta Kazlauskaitė-Jadzevičė. Changes of Haplic Luvisol properties and proctivity of phytocenoses with altering land use.


Ingrida Verbylienė. Effects  of agricultural practices on migration of chemical elements in sandy loam Luvisol

Danutė— Jablonskytė—-Raščė—. The regularities of formation of productivity and quality indicators of common wheat and spelt under the conditions of organic agriculture

Rytis Zizas. The influence of forest structure on the capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus L.) habitats and distribution in South-Eastern Baltic see region

Diana Marčiulynienė—. Characterization of Hymenoscyphus fraxineus polulations of different origin and susceptibility of common ash to the dieback pathogen

Rita Verbylaitė—. European aspen (Populus tremula L.) in Lithuania: genetic diversity of plus trees and populations assessed using molecular markers

Vaida Žičkienė—. Allelopathic impact of dominant species of pinetum-vacciniosum clear-cuts on scots pine seedling growth under changing climate conditions


Ramūnas Sirtautas. Light and other environmental effects on nutritional quality of lettuce

Rūta Staugaitienė. Effect of different sulphur fertilisation rates on plant productivity and on changes in sulphur content in soil and plants

Vaiva Bražinskienė—. The effect of organic and conventional farming types on the amount of antioxidant compounds in potato tubers

Rimantas Tamošiūnas. Bioecology, infestation levels and control of fruit damaging common sawflies (Hymenoptera, Symphyta, Tenthredinidae) in apple and plum orchards

Birutė— Frercks. Genetic variation of brown rot blossom blight pathogens and their hosts sweet and sour cherry

Birutė— Vaitelytė. Patterns of distribution of insect pests (Ceutorhynchus spp., dasineura brassicae) on stems and pods of winter and spring oil seed rape crops and damage done by these pests

Sidona Sikorskaitė—-Gudžiūnienė—. Genetic characteristics of diversity of apple resistance to apple scab

Agnė— Piliponytė—-Dzikienė—. Populations structure composition and dynamics of the blackleg causal fungi Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa

Rita Armonienė—. Freezing tolerance in winter wheat: gene identification and analysis

Girmantė— Jurkšienė—. Pedunculate (Quercus robur L.) and Sessile Oak (Q. petraea [Matt.] Liebl.) Hybridization, Regeneration and Effects on Soil Microbiota

Povilas Žemaitis. Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) condition and disturbances in the changing climate


Vanda Lukoševičiūtė—. Characterization of cold acclimation and cold hardiness of strawberry in vitro and in vivo

Inga Stepulaitienė—. Development of sour cherry generative organs and formation of spring frost resistance

Rasa Buožytė—. The effects of wood ash and nitrogen on ground vegetation in Vaccinio-pinetum stands

Jūratė— Ramanauskienė—. Evaluation of eyespot damage and research into Oculimacula spp. population in winter cereals

Danguolė— Nemeikšienė—. Optimization of nitrogen cycling by using forage legumes as green manure in the organic agrosystem

Rasa Rutkauskienė—. Levels of magnesium compounds of different solubility in predominant soil types in Lithuania, effects on agricultural plants

Jurata Buchovska. Geographical distribution patterns of DNA polymorphism of Scot pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) at the eastern part of the species range


Ramunė— Bobinaitė—. Phytochemical, biological and technological evaluation of raspberry cultivars grown in Lithuania

Akvilė— Viršilė—. Photophysiological effects on the metabolite dynamics in green vegetables and sprouts

Jonas Žiauka. Influence of ethylene, gibberellin and abscisic asid on the morphogenesis control in aspen (Populus tremula L.) and its hybrids under designed environmental conditions

Aurelija Liatukienė—. Investigation of genetic diversity of Lucerne (Medicago spp.) by identifying resistance to pathogens and mobile aluminium

Vita Tilvikienė—. Management of tall fescue, cocksfoot and reed canary grass swards for biogas, biomass quality and energy value

Rūta Česnulevičienė—. Harmfulness of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) fungal diseases, their prevention and control

Vaclovas Makūnas. Species diversity of pollen beetles (Meligethes s.l.: Coleoptera, Nitidulidae) in oilseed rape and resistance of Meligethes aeneus (F.) to pyrethroids

Gabrielė— Pšibišauskienė—. Biological changes in segetal flora in the agrophytocenose of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) differing in competitive ability


Sandra Sakalauskienė—. The modelling of complex impact of changing climate and environmental factors on pea physiological indices

Audrius Radzevičius. Evaluation and selection of tomato varieties in order to bread heterosic hybrids

Vidmantas Bendokas. Inheritance and genetic control of apple canopy architecture

Kristina Jonavičienė—. Genetic diversity of Phleum SPP. and identification of genes involved in water stress response

Gražina Statkevičiūtė—. Pyrenophora teres populiation structure and spring barely resistance to net blotch

Laura Masilionytė—. Changes of different productivity soil parameters in organic and sustainable cropping systems

Vilma Kemešytė—. Assessment of short-lived ryegrass (Lolium) genus for  agro-biological traits and suitability for breeding

Virmantas Povilaitis. Aspects of cereal yield formation in agroecosystems of different intensity

Ringailė— Lukšienė—. DNA polymorphism of common ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) and the influence of ecological conditions in vitro on morphogenesis in isolated embryo culture

Mindaugas Škė—ma. Quantitative and qualitative indices of underbrush biomass in Lithuanian Forests

Justinas Kretavičius. Properties and quality indicators of fifferent biological origin honey and their relationship to decrystallization

Donatas Šumskis. Soil sampling methods for pH tests in soils of different genesis and relief and geostatistical analysis of data


Egidijus Vilčinskas. Assessment of clover species (Trifolium spp.) diversity in Lithuania: Agrobiological and genetic aspects


Gintarė— Šabajevienė—. The management of apple photosynthesis indexes and morphogenesis processes in the high density

Jurga Sakalauskaitė—. Integrated impact of climatic and anthropogenic factors on radish (Raphanussativus L.) photosynthesis

Inga Liaudanskienė. The influence of sustainable soil tillage and crop rotations on the distribution of carbon in soil fractions

Vaclovas Stukonis. Narrow-leaved species of genus Festuca in Lithuania and their suitability for turf

Skaidrė— Supronienė. Factors influencing the occurrence of Fusarium fungi and mycotoxin accumulation in cereal grain

Gražina Kadžienė—. Integrated assessment of the variation of soil properties in different soil tillage’€“ fertilization systems

Asta Baliuckienė—. Genetic variation of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth.) in the context of adaptation, gene conservation and breeding

Jūratė— Aleinikovienė—. Renaturalization of arable arenosols in the south of Lithuania: changes in chemical properties and microflora

Ramunė— Areškevičienė—. The research of genetic diversity of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) plus trees and populations by using RAPD markers