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Dr. Benas Šilinskas

ORCiD iD: 0000-0003-2353-5350
Tel. +370 670 06 944
E-mail: benas.silinskas@lammc.lt
Liepų St. 1, Girionys, LT-53101 Kaunas dist., Lithuania



2016–2020 PhD studies, Lithuanian Reseach Centre for Agriculture and Forestry and Vytautas Magnus University.

2014–2016 Master of Forestry, Forest and Ecology Faculty, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2013–2014 Bachelor of Forestry, Forest and Ecology Faculty, Aleksandras Stulginskis University.

2010–2013 Forester engineer qualification, Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering University of Applied Sciences.

Academic degree

2020 Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Forestry), dissertation „Influence of stands growth conditions and thinning on Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) wood properties“.

Research fields

  • Estimating of wood biomass
  • Quality of wood and wood products
  • Wood physical and mechanical properties


Since 2021 Researcher, Head of Department of Forest Resources, Economics and Policy, Institute of Forestry, LAMMC.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2022–2025 HORIZON-RIA (101060529) CHAMELEON “A holistic approach to sustainable, digital EU agriculture, forestry, livestock and rural development based on reconfigurable aerial enablers and edge artificial intelligence-on-demand systems”, implementer.
  • 2022–2024  Ministry of Environment project “Monitoring methods of the socio-economic development of Lithuanian private forest owners”, leader. 
  • 2021–2022 “Determination of the influence of growth of young pine and spruce stands at different densities on the productivity and sustainability of stands”, leader.
  • 2019 Klaipėda city council outsourced work “Detailed (instrumental) study of tree condition”, implementer.
  • 2017–2021 SMART project “Development of wood modifying eco-friendly technology for higher value products”, junior researcher, implementer.
  • 2017–2021 Participating in long term programme “Sustainable forestry and global change”, task VI. 
  • 2016 Project “Pure pine and spruce undergrowth growing influence of varying density stands productivity and sustainability of setting”, participant.
  • 2015 COST FP1303 WG1 and WG2 workshop “Performance testing and testing metodologies of non-wood biobased materials”, MC4 meeting “Analysis of small diametre pine logs distribution into the strenght class”.
  • 2015 Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE) meeting “Aboveground biomass productivity of energy willow (salix viminalis l.) plantations in Lithuania”.
  • 2015 Agricultural and forestry sciences: the latest research results and innovative solutions. Reforestation and afforestation technology economic and biological evaluation.
  • 2015 Project “National Forest Sector Development 2012–2020 years of the program 2012–2014 year of assessment”, participant.
  • 2015–2016 AB “Lithuanian Railways” project “Impregnated hardwood and softwood sleepers laboratory testing services”, executor.
  • 2013 Project “Industrial boilers actually possible to use the logging waste content and methodological bases of these quantities rating”, participant.
  • 2013 Project “Determination of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) decay influence to wood mechanical properties”, participant.
  • 2013 Project “Afforestation and Reforestation technology economic and biological evaluation”, participant.
  • 2012–2016 Long-term programme “Sustainable Forestry and Global Change”, task VI, participant.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)