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Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-7080-7454
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E-mail: lina.sarunaite@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania



2002–2006 PhD studies, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry and Lithuanian University of Agriculture (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

1999–2001 Master of Science in Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

1998–1999 Postgraduate studies in Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

1994–1998 Applied studies in Agronomy, Lithuanian University of Agriculture.

Academic degree

2007 Doctoral degree in Agricultural Sciences, Agronomy, dissertation “Investigation of ecologically sustainable multifunctional legume/grass swards”.

 Research fields

  • Legume/grass swards for multifunctional use, yield formation, biological nitrogen fixation and accumulation
  • Introduction of new crop species under the climate change


Since 2014 Senior Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and Agroecology, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Chair of Lithuanian Grassland Society
  • 2023–2027 Member of the Continuing Committee (Northern Eurasia regional leader) of the International Grassland Congress (IGC)
  • 2016–2024 Member of the Executive Committee of the European Grassland Federation (EGF)
  • Member of Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists
  • Member of the Revision Commission of Lithuanian Society of Agronomy

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2023–2025 EIP activity group project (Rural Development program 2014–2020) “The use of the native plant species diversity to create natural landscape elements“, leader.

  • 2022–2024 EIP activity group project (Rural Development program 2014–2020) “Innovative post harvesting technologies to restore soil sustainability”, leader.
  • 2021–2022 Horizon 2020 program project EJP SOIL internal program project “Innovative soil management practices across Europe” (i-SoMPE), participant and coordinator LAMMC part.
  • 2020–2022 Ministry of Agriculture project “Development of cultivation technologies for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) and amaranth (Amaranthus)”, leader.
  • 2018–2020 Rural Development 2014–2020: “Crop rotation diversification and agrotechnology optimization for the restoration of biodiversity and agro-ecosystem functions”, leader.
  • 2015–2017 Horizon2020 “Fostering sustainable legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU” (LEGVALUE, 727672 – LEGVALUE – H2020-SFS-2016-2017/H2020-SFS-2016-2), participant.
  • 2017–2021 Lithuanian Research Council High level R&D (SMART) project “Enhancement of the multifunctional properties of legumes in feed and food value chains” (SmartLegume), participant.
  • 2015–2017 FP7 ERA-NET Plus: CORE Organic Plus “Managing fertility building in organic cropping systems” (FertilCrop), participant.
  • 2013–2015 Rural Development program 2007–2013 „Cereals and other resources use for sustainable agricultural farming system”, leader.
  • 2013–2015 Rural Development program 2007–2013 „Innovative plant growing technologies enriching local protein feed and biological soil nitrogen”, leader.
  • 2012–2015 ESF project “Scientific validation of C3 and C4 herbaceous plants’ multifunctionality for innovative technologies: phyto-raw materials – bio-products – environmental effects”, participant.

Supervision of PhD studies

  • 2022–2026 Supervisor of the PhD student Rokas Antanynas doctoral dissertation “Inter-row cover crop management and function in sustainable cropping systems”.
  • 2021–2025 Supervisor of the PhD student Gediminas Čepurna doctoral dissertation “Management of multispecies crop production systems for ecological impact and environmental sustainability”.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)