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Dr. Akvilė Jonavičienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0003-1703-6272
E-mail: akvile.jonaviciene@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai distr., Lithuania


2012–2016 PhD studies, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

2009–2011 Master’s degree in Agronomy (Agronomy), Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2005–2009 Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy (Horticulture and Landscape Management), Faculty of Agronomy Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2017 Doctoral degree in Agronomy, doctoral thesis “Causal agents of seedling blight (Fusarium spp., Microdochium spp.) and snow mold (Microdochium spp.) – their occurrence and damage in cereals“ (supervisor dr. Roma Semaškienė, advisor dr. Skaidrė Supronienė). 

Research fields

  • Seed-borne pathogens
  • Pathogenic Fusarium and Microdochium spp. fungi causing seedling blight and snow mold in cereals
  • The effectiveness of plant protection products against seed-borne diseases in cereals

Professional experience

Since December 2017 Researcher, Plant Pathology and Protection Department, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

September 2016 – November 2017 Junior Researcher, Plant Pathology and Protection Department, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

September 2012 – August 2016 Junior Researcher, PhD student, Plant Pathology and Protection Department, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

April 2012 – September 2012 Agronomist, Plant Pathology and Protection Department, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

In-service training

  • April 3–4, 2017 Training Demeter Data Management “ARM – Intermediate”, Lithuania.
  • January 17–19, 2017 BIOCOMES international training “Workshop Development of Biological control products”. Schwentinental, Germany.
  • April – May, 2015 and 12–23 November, 2015 Scientific internship in Agrotest fyto s.r.o. Agricultural Research Institute. Kromeriz, Czech Republic. Internship supervisor – Ing. Dr. Ludvík Tvarůžek.
  • December 3–6 12, 2013 International training qPCR Experience® workshop “Real-time PCR in plant pathology: diagnostics and research”. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • November 11–15, 2013 Courses “Programming and statistics with R programme”, Lithuania.
  • December 6–7, 2012 Courses “Work with databases of scientific publications”. Kaunas, Lithuania.
  • June 12–13, 2012 Training “Life technologiesTM Basic Real Time PCR Training”, Lithuania.

Other acitivity

  • Since 2012 a member of Nordic Association of Agricultural Sciences (NJF).

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2017–2019 “Evaluation of the most harmful seed borne diseases of cereals and fodder legume crops, and the establishment of their thresholds in certified cereal and fodder plant seed”, investigator.
  • 2017–2019 “Evaluation of cereal varieties suitability for integrated pest management” (IPM), investigator.
  • 2017–2018 “The dynamics of contamination by mould fungi depending on climatic and storage conditions”, investigator.
  • 2014–2016 “Evaluation of wheat and rapeseed varieties susceptibility for disease and productivity at different infection level”, investigator.
  • 2013–2015 “Integrated Pest Control measures in economically most important agricultural crops”, investigator.
  • 2013–2014 “The distribution of Fusarium fungi and their metabolites in grains”, investigator.


  • In 2015 Was awarded for the scientific presentation at the IV conference “Young scientists – agricultural progress”, organized by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Semaškienė R., Jonavičienė A., Razbadauskienė K., Deveikytė I., Sabeckis A., Supronienė S., Šarūnaitė L., Kadžiulienė Ž. 2022. The response to crop health and productivity of field pea (Pisum sativum L.) at different growing conditions. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B – Soil and Plant Science, 72 (1): 923–930. IF – 1,931
  2. Mankevičienė A., Semaškienė R., Dabkevičius Z., Kochiieru Y., Janavičienė S., Jonavičienė A. 2019. Do black dots on wheat grains have an impact on deoxynivalenol accumulation? Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 106 (3): 249–256. IF – 0,833
  3. Kochiieru Y., Mankeviciene A., Janaviciene S., Jonaviciene A., Ceseviciene J. 2019. The influence of milling and sifting processes on deoxynivalenol distribution in whole-wheat flour and its productsWorld Mycotoxin Journal, 12 (2): 133–140. IF – 2,306
  4. Stumbriene K., Gudiukaitė R., Semaskiene R., Svegzda P., Jonaviciene A., Suproniene S. 2018. Screening of new bacterial isolates with antifungal activity and application of selected Bacillus sp. cultures for biocontrol of Fusarium graminearum under field conditions. Crop Protection, 113: 22–28. IF – 2,172
  5. Ramanauskienė J., Semaškienė R., Jonavičienė A., Ronis A. 2018. The effect of crop rotation and fungicide seed treatment on take-all in winter cereals in Lithuania. Crop Protection, 110: 14–20. IF – 2,172
  6. Matušinsky P., Svačinová I., Jonavičienė A., Tvarůžek L. 2017. Long-term dynamics of causative agents of stem base diseases in winter wheat and reaction of Czech Oculimacula and Microdochium spp. populations to prochloraz. European Journal of Plant Pathology, 148 (1): 199–206. IF – 1,466
  7. Jonavičienė A., Supronienė S., Semaškienė R. 2016. Microdochium nivale and M. majus as seedling blight causative agents in spring cereals. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 103 (4): 363–368. IF – 0,644
  8. Supronienė S., Sakalauskas S., Mankevičienė A., Barčauskaitė K., Jonavičienė A. 2016. Distribution of B type trichothecene producing Fusarium species in wheat grain and its relation to mycotoxins DON and NIV concentrations. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 103 (3): 281–288. IF – 0,644
  9. Ramanauskienė J., Gaurilčikienė I., Semaškienė R., Jonavičienė A. 2014. Incidence of eyespot on winter triticale and quantification of Oculimacula spp. population using Real-time PCR in Lithuania. Acta Agriculturae Scandinavica, Section B, 64 (7): 599–605. IF – 0,646

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Jonavičienė A. 2016. Pašaknio puvinių ir pavasarinio pelėsio kontrolė žieminiuose kviečiuose. Žemės ūkio mokslai, 23 (4): 149–158.

Other publications

  1. Jonavičienė A., Semaškienė R., Supronienė S. 2015. Pavasarinio pelėsio (Microdochium) išplitimas žieminiuose javuose. Ketvirtosios jaunųjų mokslininkų konferencijos „Jaunieji mokslininkai – žemės ūkio pažangai“ pranešimų tezės. Vilnius, p. 10.
  2. Jonaviciene A., Semaskiene R., Suproniene S. 2014. Fusarium species distribution on stem base of winter cereals. Healthy plants – healthy people: 11th Conference European Foundation for Plant Pathology. Kraków, Poland, p.
  3. Semaškienė R., Ramanauskienė J., Jonavičienė A., Dabkevičius Z. 2014. Net blotch occurrence and control in spring barley. Healthy plants – healthy people: 11th conference of the European Foundation for Plant Pathology. Kraków, Poland, p. 298.
  4. Supronienė S., Mankevičienė A., Jonavičienė A. Trichothecene-producing Fusarium species in Lithuanian wheat. Healthy plants – healthy people: 11th conference European Foundation for Plant Pathology. Kraków, Poland, p. 221.
  5. Jonavičienė A., Semaškienė R., Supronienė S. 2013. Pašaknio ligų sukėlėjai vasariniuose javuose. Antrosios jaunųjų mokslininkų konferencijos „Jaunieji mokslininkai – žemės ūkio pažangai“ pranešimų tezės. Vilnius, p. 75.
  6. Jonaviciene A., Semaskiene R., Suproniene S. 2013. Pathogenic fungi associated with Fusariumseedling root rot in winter cereals in 2012. Fusarium mycotoxins, taxonomy, genomics, biosynthesis, pathogenicity, resistance, disease control. 12th European Fusarium Bordeaux, France, p. 215.
  7. Jonaviciene A., Semaskiene R., Suproniene S. 2012. Seedling root rot control in spring barley by seed treatment in 2012. Nordic Baltic Fusarium Uppsala, Sweden, p. 53.