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Dr. Renaldas Žydelis

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-2746-3713
Tel. +370 698 84 417
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai distr., Lithuania


2014– 2018 PhD student, Department of Plant Nutrition and Agroecology, Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

2011−2013 Master of Science in Environmental Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

2007–2011 Bachelor of Science in Environmental, Water Conservation Engineering and Management, Aleksandras Stulginskis University.

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2018 Doctoral degree in the field of Agronomy, dissertation topic “The effects of organic and mineral fertilisers on maize N status under water and cold stress conditions in a nemoral climate”.

 Research fields

  • The influence of organic fertilizers on the productivity of agricultural crops
  • Modeling of agricultural crops
  • The effect of abiotic and biotic stresses on agricultural crops and their management

Professional experience

Since October 2022 Senior Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and Agroecolgy, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

April 15, 2019 – September, 2022 Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and Agroecolgy, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

March 9, 2018 – April 14, 2019 Junior Researcher, Department of Plant Nutrition and Agroecolgy, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

May 2 − October 31, 2014 Senior Technician, Department of Soil and Crop Management, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

November 4, 2013 – December 31, 2020 Occupational Safety Engineer, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Semptember 23 – October 25, 2013 Senior Technician, Department of Plant Pathology and Protection, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

In-service training

Involvement in programmes and projects

International projects

National projects

  • November 3, 2020 – April 30, 2021 Project of the Research Council of Lithuania. Sub-activity “Developing students’ skills in conducting research during the semester” “In-season prediction of cereals nitrogen status and yield with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)”. Student Ardas Kavaliauskas, leader dr. Renaldas Žydelis. 


  • 2021 the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences – Young scientists’ and doctoral students’prize.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Žydelis R., Herbst M., Weihermüller L., Ruzgas R., Volungevičius J., Barčauskaitė K., Tilvikienė V. 2022. Yield potential and factor influencing yield gap in industrial hemp cultivation under nemoral climate conditions. European Journal of Agronomy, 139, September 2022: 126576. IF – 5,722
  2. Barčauskaitė K., Žydelis R., Ruzgas R., Bakšinskaitė A., Tilvikienė V. 2022. The seeds of industrial hemp (Cannabis Sativa L.) a source of minerals and biologically active compounds. Journal of Natural Fibers, 19 (16): 13025–13039. IF – 5,323 
  3. Schröder P., Mench M., Povilaitis V., Rineau F., Rutkowska B., Schloter M., Szulc W., Žydelis R., Loit E. 2022. Relaunch cropping on marginal soils by incorporating amendments and beneficial trace elements in an interdisciplinary approach. Science of The Total Environment, 803, 10 January 2022: 149844. IF – 7,963
  4. Žydelis R., Weihermüller L., Herbstb M. 2021. Future climate change will accelerate maize phenological development and increase yield in the Nemoral climate. Science of The Total Environment, 784: 147175. IF – 10,753

  5. Žydelis R., Dechmi F., Isla R.,  Weihermüller L., Lazauskas S. 2021. CERES‐Maize model performance under mineral and organic fertilization in nemoral climate conditions. Agronomy Journal, 113 (3): 2474–2490. IF – 2,650

  6. Barčauskaitė K., Žydelis R., Mažeika R. 2020. Screening of chemical composition and risk index of different origin composts produced in Lithuania. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. IF – 4,223
  7. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S., Volungevičius J., Povilaitis V. 2019. Effect of organic and mineral fertilisers on maize nitrogen nutrition indicators and grain yield. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, 106 (1): 15–20. IF – 0,833
  8. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S., Povilaitis V. 2018. Biomass accumulation and N status in grain maize as affected by mineral and organic fertilizers in cool climateJournal of Plant Nutrition, 41 (20): 2626–2636. IF – 0,753
  9. Žydelis R., Weihermüller L., Herbst M., Klosterhalfen A., Lazauskas S. 2018. A model study on the effect of water and cold stress on maize development under nemoral climate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 263: 169–179. IF – 4,189

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Kavaliauskas A., Žydelis R., Zvicevičius E. 2022. Kukurūzų biomasės energetinio potencialo nuotoliniai prognozavimo tyrimai. Biosistemų inžinerija, 1 (27).

Other publications

  1. Szulc, W., Loit, E., Rutkowska, B., Mench, M., Povilaitis, V., Rineau, F., Schröder, P., Szyszkowska, K., Žydelis, R. 2022. Biofortified and climate-resilient food and fodder production on marginal soils. Frontiers in Experimental Research on Changing Environments, p. 77.
  2. Vaudour E., Wetterlind J., Gholizadeh A., Biney J., Urbina-Salazar D., Castaldi F., Arrouays D., Richer-de-Forges A., Saberioon M., Nino  P., Vanino S., van Egmond F., Žydelis R., Michot D., Fouad Y., Lopatka A., Gabriel J.L., Castanheira N., Paz A. N., Koparan M. H., Liebisch F., Bjørn Møller A., Kasparinkis R. 2022. Retrieving SOC content from space at the detailed scales of small regions: purposes and first results of the EJP-STEROPES project. Living planet symposium, towards a space-based Earth Observation Soil monitoring System.
  3. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S. 2019. Augalų augimo modelių naudojimas derliaus potencialo ir nuostolių vertinimui. Darnus vystymasis: teorija ir praktika, 78−79 psl. Lietuvos agrarinės ekonomikos institutas.
  4. Povilaitis V., Lazauskas S., Antanaitis Š., Žydelis R. 2019. Cereal crop productivity in long term field experiment under changing climate. In: Book of Abstracts. 4th International symposium of soil physics, p. 30.
  5. Žydelis R, Weihermüller L, Herbst M, Klosterhalfen A, Lazauskas S. 2018. Simulation of grain maize development under water and temperature stress: In: Book of Abstracts. 26th NJF Congress: Agriculture for the Next 100 Years, Kaunas distr., Lithuania, 27–29 June, p. 28.
  6. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S. 2017. The effect of different organic fertilizers on grain maize under cool climate. Ramiran 17th international conference sustainable utilisations of manures and residue resources in agriculture, Wexford, Ireland, 4-6 September. Book of Abstracts, p. 70.
  7. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S. 2016. Maize response to different types of fertilizers in a droughty year. 11th ICA international conference on Agrophysics: Soil, Plant and Climate. Lublin, Poland, 26-28 September. Book of Abstracts, p. 226.
  8. Povilaitis V., Lazauskas S., Žydelis R., Antanaitis Š. 2016. Crop performance under different management and changing climate conditions. 11th ICA international conference on Agrophysics: Soil, Plant and Climate. Lublin, Poland, 26-28 September. Book of Abstracts, p 227.
  9. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S. 2016. The effect of organic fertilizers on maize grown for grain in Lithuania. International conference on conservation agriculture and sustainable land use, Budapest, Hungary, 31 May – 2 June. Book of Abstracts, p. 104.
  10. Tilvikienė V., Kadžiulienė Ž., Žydelis R. 2015. The effect of didestate fertilization on the soil chemical composition. NJF Seminar 483 soil degradation: theory, evidence and protection activities. Vėžaičiai, Lithuania, 22–25 September. Book of abstracts, p. 54.
  11. Lazauskas S., Antanaitis Š., Povilaitis V., Žydelis R. 2015. Productivity of crops of field rotation in contrasting growing seasons. 25th NJF Congress Nordic view to sustainable rural development, Riga, Latvia, 16-18 June. Proceedings of the 25th NJF Congress, p. 139.


  1. Žydelis R., Lazauskas S., Povilaitis V., Supronienė S., Žvirdauskienė R., Tilvikienė V. 2019. Organinėmis ir mineralinėmis trąšomis tręštų kukurūzų mityba, ligotumas, grūdų derliaus formavimasis ir šio proceso modeliavimas ir diagnostika. Naujausios rekomendacijos žemės ir miškų ūkiui. 12−13 p.

Popular press articles

  1. Žydelis R., Volungevičius J., Povilaitis V., Amalevičiūtė-volungė,, K, Kavaliauskas, A., Pranaitienė, S. 2022. Dirvožemio organinės anglies tyrimai nuotoliniais metodais. Mano ūkis.