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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 dist., Lithuania



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

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

Academic degree

2001 Doctor of Biomedical (now Agriculture) sciences (Forestry), dissertation “The development of private forestry of Lithuania (1991–2000) and it’s evaluation”.

Research fields

  • Forest economics
  • Forest policy


Since 2002 Senior Researcher at the Department of Forest Resources, Economics and Policy, Institute of Forestry (until 2010 Lithuanian Institute of Forestry), Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Member of PhD studies Committee of Forestry, Agricultural Sciences

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2022–2024 Ministry of Environment project “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”, member.
  • 2014–2015 ESF under the Global Grant measure project “Economic evaluation of forest management sustainability”, research team member.
  • 2013–2016 COST FP1201 Action “Forest And 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 project “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” project “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 and Swedish Energy Agency project “Potencial for biofuel use in Lithuania”, 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 of PhD studies

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

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