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Dr. Eglė Norkevičienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-6134-9797
 +370 672 52 173
E-mail: egle.norkeviciene@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania



2013–2018 PhD studies, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry

2005–2007 Master of Science in Biology, Vilnius University

2001–2005 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Vilnius University

Academic degree

2018 Doctor in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, dissertation “Agrobiological potential of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) in Nemoral zone of Europe”. 

Research fields

  • Search for promising species of perennial grasses, legumes and non-traditional plants, investigation and breeding
  • Studies of perennial grass genetic resources ex situ and in situ


Since 2022 Senior Researcher, Department of Grass Breeding, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC

Since 2018 Head of Department of Grass Breeding, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Member of the National Commission for Plant Genetic Resources
  • Member of the Forages Working Group of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2018–2021 European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources project “Facilitating use on the European perennial ryegrass collection: improving access to genetic resources and C&E data (ImprovLoliumCol)”, implementer.
  • 2018 Lithuanian Science Council project “Entrance of a member of an institution of foreign science and studies to participate in the process of defense of the dissertation” (No. 09.3.3.-LMT-K-712-04-0010), implementer.
  • 2017–2020 “Estonian, Latvian & Lithuanian Environment” (ELLE) and foundation “Latvian Fund for Nature” (“Latvijas Dabas fonds”) project “Inventory of EU protected habitats in Latvia”, implementer.
  • 2015–2016 European Economic Area (EEA) and Norway grants program “Biodiversity and ecosystem services” project “Estimation of the impact of climate change on the biological diversity in the south-western Lithuania and development of measures for adjustment” (BOTANICA SUDAVICA), implementer
  • 2013 Ministry of Environment project “EU habitat inventory in Lithuania” (BIGIS), implementer.
  • Since 2013 Ministry of Environment program “Program for the maintenance of plant genetic resources for field collections, genetic resources renewal, reproduction and preparation of genetic material for plant genetic material in the Plant Gene Bank”.

Plant varieties developed (co-author)

  • 2018 Timothy grass (Phleum pratense L.) cultivar ‘Dovas DS’

  • 2017 Reed canary grass (Phalaroides arundinacea (L.) Rauschert) cultivar ‘Pievys’

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)