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Dr. Diana Lukminė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-8899-3606
Tel. +370 686 23 855
E-mail: diana.lukmine@lammc.lt
Liepų St. 1, Girionys, LT-53101 Kaunas distr., Lithuania


1989–1995 Qualification – economist, Faculty of Economics, Lithuanian Agriculture University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy). 

1984–1987 Qualification – forest technician, Kaunas Forestry College (now – Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences). 

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2001 Doctor of Biomedical sciences (now Agriculture sciences), Forestry field. Title of dissertation “The Development of Private Forestry of Lithuania (1991–2000) and it’s Evaluation”.

Research fields

  • Forest economics
  • Forest policy

Professional experience

Since 2002 Senior Researcher at Institute of Forestry, Lithuanian Institute of Forestry (from 2010 Institute of Forestry, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry).

Other activities

  • Member of PhD studies committee of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2022–2024 Project funded by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania “Voluntary conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in private forests: good practice of the European Union countries, priorities and motivations of Lithuanian private forest owners, possible financial incentive mechanisms”, leader. 
  • 2020 SNS network “Scandinavian Society of Forest Economics (SSFE)”.
  • 2019–2022 SNS network “Promoting sustainable forestry in a growing bioeconomy for Europe (PROFOR)”.
  • 2019 EFINORD-SNS network “Nordic-Baltic methods of sustainable forest management, including enhancement of forest resilience and practical implementation of climate-smart forestry, and use of forest resources in a growing bio-economy”, network member.
  • 2014–2015 Project “Economic evaluation of forest management sustainability”. Project grunted by the European Social Fund under the Global Grant measure, research team member.
  • 2013–2016 COST FP1201 Action: Forest LAnd Ownership Changes in Europe: Significance for Management And Policy (FACESMAP), member of Management Committee.
  • 2013–2016 Intelligent Energy Europe project “Optimizing Pathways and Market Systems for Enhanced Competitiveness of Sustainable Bio-Energy” (IEE/12/842/SI2.645699–BIOTEAM), research team member.
  • 2010–2011 International project “Innovation and sustainability of forestry in Central-Eastern Europe: challenges and perspectives” (SUSI-CEE), research team member.
  • 2010–2014 COST FP0902 Action: Development and harmonisation of new operational research and assessment procedures for sustainable forest biomass supply, member of Management Committee.
  • 2006–2009 COST E51 Action: Integrating Innovation and Development Policies for the Forest Sector, member of Management Committee.
  • 5 BP projektas “Wood for energy – a contribution to the development of sustainable forest management” WOOD-EN-MAN (FP5, No. QLK5-CT-2001-00527), research team member.
  • 2006–2008 SNS project “A simple forest bioenergy decision support tool for forest extension in the Nordic and Baltic countries”, research team member.
  • Erasmus Intensive Programme 2005–2007 “INNO-FOREST: Integrating innovation and entrepreneurship research in higher forestry education” was chosen as an example of best practice to “Creativity and Innovation – best practice from EU programmes”.
  • EFI Project Centre INNOFORCE 2004–2008. Towards a Sustainable Forest Sector in Europe: Fostering Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
  • 2003–2007 COST E30 Action: Economic integration of urban consumers demand and rural forestry production. Member of Management Committee.
  • 1999–2003 COST E19 Action: National Forest Programmes in a European context. Member of Management Committee.
  • 2001–2002 Lithuanian – Sweden project “Potencial for Biofuel Use in Lithuania”. Financed by Swede Energy Agency, research team member.
  • 2001–2002 EU Phare ACCESS 99-090 programme “Promoting the environmental protection and sustainable utilisation of Lithuania’s private forests”, research team member.

Supervision and co-supervision of PhD projects

  • 2016–2020 Asta Doftartė. Topic “An empirical analysis of the factors influencing sustainability of private forest management”.
  • 2015–2020 Rita Šilingienė. Topic “The change and determinants of Lithuanian private forest owners' forest management objectives”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Lukminė D., Mizaras S. 2021. Forest and society’s welfare: Impact assessment in Lithuania. Sustainability, 13 (10): 5598. IF – 3,889
  2. Högbom L., Abbas D., Armolaitis K., Baders E., Futter M., Jansons A., Jõgiste K., Lazdins A., Lukminė D., Mustonen M., Øistad K., Poska A., Rautio P., Svensson J., Vodde F., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Weslien J., Wilhelmsson L., Zute D. 2021. Trilemma of Nordic-Baltic forestry – how to implement UN sustainable development goals. Sustainability, 13 (10): 5643. IF – 3,889
  3. Mizaras S., Doftartė A., Lukminė D., Šilingienė R. 2020. Sustainability of small-scale forestry and its influencing factors in Lithuania. Forests, 11 (6): 619. IF – 2,633
  4. Nichiforel L., Deuffic P., Thorsen B. J., Weiss G., Hujala T., Keary K., Lawrence A., Avdibegović M., Dobšinská Z., Feliciano D., Górriz-Mifsud E., Hoogstra-Klein M., Hrib M., Jarský V., Jodłowski K., Lukmine D. et al. 2020. Two decades of forest-related legislation changes in European countries analysed from a property rights perspective. Forest Policy and Economics, 115: 102146. IF – 3,673
  5. Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Lukminė D., Mizaras S., Beniušienė L., Armolaitis K. 2019. Lithuanian forest biomass resources: legal, economic and ecological aspects of their use and potential. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 9: 41. IF – 1,961
  6. Sarvašová Z., Ali T., Đorđević I., Lukmine D., Quiroga S., Suárez C., Hrib M., Rondeux J., Mantzanas K. T.,  Franz K. 2019. Natura 2000 payments for private forest owners in Rural Development Programmes 2007–2013 – a comparative view. Forest Policy and Economics, 99: 123–135. IF – 3,139
  7. Sarvašová Z., Quirogab S., Suárezc C., Alid T., Lukmine D., Djordjevic I., Hribg M., 2018. Understanding the drivers for Natura 2000 payments in forests: a Heckman selection analysis. Journal for Nature Conservation, 46: 28–37. IF – 2,289
  8. Nichiforel, Keary K., Deuffic F., Weiss G., Thorsen B.J., Winkel G., Avdibegović M., Dobšinská Z., Feliciano D., Gatto P., Mifsud E. G., Hoogstra-Klein M., Hrib M., Hujala T., Jager L., Jarský V., Jodłowski K., Lawrence A., Lukmine D. et al. 2018. How private are Europe’s private forests? A comparative property rights analysis. Land Use Policy, 76: 535–552. IF – 3,573
  9. Follo, Lidestav G., Ludvig A., Vilkriste L., Hujala T., Karppinen H., Didolot F., Mizaraite D. 2017. Gender in European forest ownership and management: reflections on women as “New forest owners”. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 32 (2): 174–184. IF – 1,056
  10. Sarvašová Z., Zivojinovic I., Weiss G., Dobšinská Z., Drăgoi M. Gál J., Jarský V., Mizaraite D., Põllumäe P., Šálka J., Schiberna E., Šišák L., Wolfslehner B., Zalite Z., Zalitis T. 2015. Forest owners associations in the Central and Eastern European Region. Small-scale Forestry, 14 (2): 217–232. IF – 0,922
  11. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2015. Integrated economic and social approaches for the evaluation of forest management sustainability: the case of Lithuania. Baltic Forestry, 21 (1): 96–105. IF – 0,304
  12. Brukas V., Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2015. Economic forest sustainability: Comparison between Lithuania and Sweden. Forests, 6 (1): 47–64. IF  1,139
  13. Mizaras S., Kavaliauskas M., Činga G., Mizaraitė D., Belova O. 2015. Socio-economic aspects of recreational use of forests in Lithuania. Baltic Forestry, 21 (2): 308–314. IF  0,412
  14. Teder M., Mizaraitė D., Mizaras S., Nonić D., Nedeljković J., Sarvašová Z., Vilkriste L., Zalite Z., Weiss G. 2015. Structural changes of state forest management organisations in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia and Slovakia since 1990. Baltic Forestry, 21 (2): 326–339. IF – 0,412
  15. Mizaras S., Sadauskiene, L., Mizaraite D. 2011. Cost and profitability of biofuel chipping in Alnus incana stands in Lithuania. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 26 (2): 154–160. IF – 1,197
  16. Mizaraitė D., Sadauskienė L., Mizaras S. 2010. Lithuanian private forestry: the actual situation, tendencies and problems. Baltic Forestry, 16 (2): 296–302. IF – 0,20
  17. Mizaraitė D., Mizaras S., Sadauskienė L. 2007. Wood fuel supply, costs and home consumption in Lithuania. Biomass and Bioenergy, 31 (10): 739–746. IF – 3,326
  18. Stupak I.,  Asikainen A., Jonsell M., Karltun E., Lunnan A., Mizaraitė D. et al. 2007. Sustainable utilisation of forest biomass for energy – possibilities and problems: Policy, legislation, certification, and recommendations and guidelines in the Nordic, Baltic, and other European countries. Biomass and Bioenergy, 31 (10): 666–684. IF – 3,326

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Fišer Ž., Aronne G., Aavik T., Akin M., Alizoti P., Aravanopoulos F., Bacchetta G., Balant M., Ballian D., Barazani O., Bellia AF., Bernhardt N., Bou Dagher Kharrat M., Bugeja Douglas A., Burkart M., Ćalić D., Carapeto A., Carlsen T., Castro S., Colling G., Cursach J., Cvetanoska S., Cvetkoska C., Ćušterevska R., Daco L., Danova K., Dervishi A., Djukanović G., Dragićević S., Ensslin A., Evju M., Fenu G., Francisco A., Gallego PP., Galloni M., Ganea A., Gemeinholzer B., Glasnović P., Godefroid S., Goul Thomsen M., Halassy M., Helm A., Hyvärinen M., Joshi J., Kazić A., Kiehn M., Klisz M., Kool A., Koprowski M., Kövendi-Jakó A., Kříž K., Kropf M., Kull T., Lanfranco S., Lazarević P., Lazarević M., Lebel Vine M., Liepina L., Loureiro J., Lukminė D., Machon N., Meade C., Metzing D., Milanović Đ., Navarro L., Orlović S., Panis B., Pankova H., Parpan T., Pašek O., Peci D., Petanidou T., Plenk K., Puchałka R., Radosavljević I., Rankou H., Rašomavičius V., Romanciuc G., Ruotsalainen A., Šajna N., Salaj T., Sánchez-Romero C., Sarginci M., Schäfer D., Seberg O., Sharrock S., Šibík J., Šibíková M., Skarpaas O., Stanković Neđić M., Stojnic S., Surina B., Szitár K., Teofilovski A., Thoroddsen R., Tsvetkov I., Uogintas D., Van Meerbeek K., van Rooijen N., Vassiliou L., Verbylaitė R., Vergeer P., Vít P., Walczak M., Widmer A., Wiland-Szymańska J., Zdunić G., Zippel E. 2021. ConservePlants: an integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants for the 21st Century. Research Ideas and Outcomes, 7: e62810.
  2. Mizaras S., Lukminė D., Doftartė A. 2019. Miškų ūkio poveikio visuomenės gerovei vertinimas Lietuvoje. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 26 (3): 135–144.
  3. Doftartė A., Mizaras S., Lukminė D. 2019. Lietuvos privačių miškų ūkio darnumo įvertinimą lemiantys veiksniai. Miškininkystė, 2 (84): 46–53.
  4. Šilingienė R., Šilingas M., Lukminė D., Baliuckas V., Mozgeris G., Doftartė A. 2019. Privačių miškų savininkų (fizinių asmenų) tipai, miškininkavimo tikslai bei jų kaita. Miškininkystė, 2 (84): 54–70.
  5. Doftartė A., Mizaras S., Lukminė D. 2019. Lietuvos privačių miškų ūkio darnumo įvertinimo rodiklių analizė. Miškininkystė, 2 (84): 46–53.
  6. Mizaras, S., Lukminė, D. 2016. Nominalių kainų tinkamumo Lietuvos miškų tikrajai vertei nustatyti vertinimas [The relevance of nominal price method for forest value assessment in Lithuania]. Žemės ūkio mokslai [Agricultural Sciences], 23 (2): 89–102.
  7. Mizaras, S., Lukminė, D. 2016. Nenukirsto miško kainodara Lietuvoje [The stumpage pricing in Lithuania]. Žemės ūkio mokslai [Agricultural Sciences], 23 (4): 190–199.
  8. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2014. Miškų tvarkymo darnumo ekonominis ir socialinis vertinimas [Economic and social evaluation of forest management sustainability]. Žemės ūkio mokslai [Agricultural Sciences], 21 (2): 96–108.
  9. Mizaras S., Sadauskienė L., Mizaraitė D2013. Influence of tree species on the productivity of „Timberjack 1270D“ harvester in Lithuanian conditions. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 2 (74): 36-43.
  10. Mizaraitė D., Mizaras S. 2010. Medienos kuro sunaudojimo kaimo vietovėse tyrimas [The investigation of wood fuel consumption in rural areas]. Ekonomika ir vadyba: aktualijos ir problemos [Economics and Management: Current Issues and Perspectives], 3 (19): 110–118.
  11. Mizaraitė D., Sadauskienė L., Mizaras S. 2010. Lietuvos privataus miškų ūkio socialinės ir ekonominės raidos tendencijos [Tendencies of social and economics evaluation of Lithuanian private forestry]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 1 (67): 42–49.
  12. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2010. Globalizacijos poveikiai Lietuvos miškų ūkiui [The impact globalization on Lithuanian forestry]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 1 (68): 53–60.
  13. Mizaras S., Sadauskienė L., Mizaraitė D., Činga G., Vitunskas D., Marozas V. 2010. Mašininio miško kirtimo kompleksinis vertinimas [Integrated Valuation of Mechanised Forest Harvesting]. Vagos, 89 (42): 17–24.
  14. Sadauskienė L., Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D., Aleinikovas M. 2009. Medienos kuras: ištekliai, ruošos kaštai ir naudojimo katilinėse efektyvumas [Wood fuel: resources, production costs and efficiency of wood fuel use at the heating plants]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 2 (66): 42–51.
  15. Mizaras S., Sadauskienė L., Mizaraitė D. 2009. Medienos ruošos technologijų lyginamoji ekonominė analizė [Comparative economic analysis of wood production technologies]. Žemės ūkio mokslai [Agricultural Sciences], 16 (1-2): 61–68.
  16. Mizaras S., Sadauskiene L., Mizaraite D. 2008. Productivity of harvesting machines and costs of mechanised wood harvesting: Lithuanian case study. Baltic Forestry, 14 (2): 155–162.
  17. Mizaraitė D., Sadauskienė L., Mizaras S. 2008. Kirtimo atliekų mechanizuoto rišimo į ryšulius darbo laiko sąnaudos ir kaštai: atvejo tyrimas [The work time expenditures and costs of mechanized logging residues bundling: case study]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 1 (63): 56–63.
  18. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2008. Inovacijos Lietuvos miškų ūkio įmonėse [Innovation in Lithuanian forestry enterprises]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 1 (63): 64–73.
  19. Sadauskienė L., Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2008. Medkirčių darbo našumo Lietuvos sąlygomis lyginamoji analizė [Comparative analysis of harvesters‘ productivity under Lithuanian conditions]. Miškininkystė [Journal of Forest Science], 2 (64): 16–23.
  20. Mizaraite D., Mizaras S. 2005. Empirically based grouping of private forest owners in Lithuania. Baltic Forestry, 11 (l): 80–87.
  21. Mizaras S., Mizaraite D., Lebedys A., Pivoriunas A., Belova O. 2005. Forest Sector Entrepreneurship in Europe: Country studies – Lithuania. Acta Silvica and Lignaria Hungarica. Special Edition, 2: 436–466.
  22. Mizaraite D., Mizaras S. 2005. The Formation of Small-scale Forestry in Countries with Economies in Transition: Observations from Lithuania. Small-scale Forest Economies, Management and Policy, 4 (4): 437–450.
  23. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2004. The analysis of Lithuanian Forest Programme in European Context. Baltic Forestry, 10 (2): 98–103.

Other publications

  1. Lukminė D. 2019. Structural Changes of Forest Ownership in Lithuania. IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale forestry 2019 Conference, July 8–10, Duluth, MN, USA.
  2. Mizaras S., Mizaraite D., Sadauskiene L. and Ozolincius R. 2007. Improving incomes from small-scale forestry of Lithuania. In: Improving the Triple Bottom Line Returns from Small-scale Forestry. Proceedings of IUFRO 3.08 Conference. Ormoc City, Leyte, the Philippines, p. 425–429.
  3. Mizaraitė D., Mizaras S. 2006. Afforestation of Agriculture Land as a Tool of Rural Forestry Development in Lithuania. In: Proceedings of IUFRO Research Group 3.08.00: Small Scale Forestry. International Symposium “Small-scale Forestry and Rural Development: the intersection of ecosystems, economics and society”, June 18–23, Galway, Ireland, p. 305–311.
  4. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2004. Lithuania: National Forestry Policy in a Baltic Economy in Transition. Country and regional reports from COST Action E19 ”National forest programmes in Europe”, p. 177–191.
  5. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2004. Issues in the Evolution of Private Forestry in Countries with Economies in Transition: Lithuania. Proceedings of IUFRO Research Group 3.08.00: Small Scale Forestry. International Symposium “Human Dimensions of Family, Farm, and Community Forestry”, March 19–April 3, Pullman, Washington, USA, p. 39–42.
  6. Dhubhain N.A., Chobanova R., Karppinen H., Mizaraite D., Ritter E., Slee B., Wall S. 2006. The Values and Objectives of Private Forest Owners and their Influence on Forestry Behaviour: the Implications for Entrepreneurship. In: Issues Affecting Enterprise Development in the Forest Sector in Europe. University of Joensuu, Faculty of Forestry. Research Notes 169: 71–83.

Monographs, books, textbooks and their chapters published by international publishers

  1. Lunnan A., Vilkriste L., Mizaraite D. et al. 2008. Policy and economic aspects of forest energy utilisation. In: Sustainable Use of Forest Biomass for Energy. A Synthesis with Focus on the Baltic and Nordic Region, XIV, p. 197–234. ISBN 978-1-4020-5053-4.

Monographs, books, textbooks and their chapters published by national publishers

  1. Mizaras S., Brukas V., Mizaraitė D. 2015. Miškų tvarkymo darnumo vertinimas: ekonominiai ir socialiniai aspektai [Evaluation of forest management sustainability: economic and social aspects]. Monografija. Kaunas, 256 p. ISBN 978-9955-37-177-9.
  2. Mizaraitė D., Mizaras S. 2013. Lietuvos privačių miškų savininkų miškų ūkio veiklos pobūdžio ir jos intensyvumo išaiškinimo metodika [Private forest owners forest management aspects and intensity clarification methodology]. Kn.: Mokslinės metodikos inovatyviems žemės ir miškų mokslų tyrimams [Methodologies for innovative agricultural and forestry research]. Kaunas, p. 145–155. ISBN 978-9955-37-149-6.
  3. Mizaras S., Mizaraitė D. 2013. Lietuvos miškų kompleksinio ekonominio vertinimo metodika [Economic valuation methodology for integrated forestry of Lithuania]. Kn.: Mokslinės metodikos inovatyviems žemės ir miškų mokslų tyrimams [In: Methodologies for innovative agricultural and forestry research]. Kaunas, p. 131–144. ISBN 978-9955-37-149-6.
  4. Ozolinčius R., Aleinikovas M., Kairiūkštis L., Mikšys V., Mizaraitė D., Sadauskienė L. 2011. Miškotyra. I. Mokslo raida, tyrimų kryptys, rezultatai, lemiantys veiksniai [Forest Science. Vol. I. Science development, research directions, outcomes, determining factors]. Kn.: Šiuolaikinis mokslas visuomenei [In: Modern science for society]. Vilnius, LMA, I tomas, p.133–175.
  5. Ozolinčius R., Aleinikovas M., Kairiūkštis L., Mikšys V., Mizaraitė D., Sadauskienė L. 2011. Miškotyra. II. Dabartinės būklės analizė, kritinis vertinimas ir perspektyvos [Forest Science. Vol. II. State of the Art, critical evaluation and perspectives]. Kn.: Šiuolaikinis mokslas visuomenei [In: Modern science for society]. Vilnius, LMA, II tomas, p. 113–152.

Others monographs, books or their chapters

  1. Weiss G., Dragoi M., Jarsky V., Mizaraite D. et al. 2012. Success Cases and Good Practices in Forest Owners’ Organizations in Eastern European Countries. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, p. 35.
  2. Carvalho Mendes A. M. S., Štefanek B., Feliciano D., Mizaraite D., Nonic D., Kitchoukov E., Nybakk E., Duduman G., Weiss G., Nichiforel L., Stoyanova M., Mäkinen P., Alves R., Milijic V., Sarvašová Z. 2011. Institutional innovation in European private forestry: The emergence of forest owners' organizations. In: Innovation in Forestry: Territorial and Value Chain Relationships, p. 6886.
  3. Mizaraite D., Ozolincius R. Litwa. 2006. In: Lesnictwo w poszcegolnych krajach Unii Europejskiej. Warshawa, p. 153–167. ISBN 10: 83-89744-42-2.


  1. Mizaras S.,Sadauskienė L., Mizaraitė D. 2011. Rekomendacijos medkirčių darbo našumui ir kaštams nustatyti [Recommendations for harvesters productivity and cost evaluation]. Lietuvos Respublikos aplinkos ministerija [Ministry of Environment of Republic of Lithuania], p. 16.