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Dr. Virginijus Feiza

ORCiD iD: 0000-0002-6213-5168

Mob. +370 688 87 249
E-mail: virginijus.feiza@lammc.lt
Instituto al. 1, Akademija, LT-58344 Kėdainiai dist., Lithuania

Education

1979–1984 Scientific Agronomist, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian Agricultural Academy (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2008 Doctor Habilitatus procedure (Biomedical Sciences, Agronomy 06 B), scientific work “Soil agrophysical properties and sustainable tillage investigations on plane land and hilly lanscape”.

1993 Doctoral dissertation (Biomedical Sciences, Agronomy 06 B), dissertation topic “Research of methods and intensity of primary soil cultivation on the sloping land in the Western Lithuania”.

Research fields

  • Soil sustainability and quality
  • Soil physical and hydrophysical properties
  • Sustainability of agroecosystems
  • Sustainable soil and crop management
  • Compatibility of mechanism between carbon sequestration, GHG emissions and nutrient losses in soils under contrasting agrotechnologies application

Position

Since 2010 Chief Researcher, Head of the Department of Soil and Crop Management, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organisations

  • Member of Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF)
  • Member of the Lithuanian Soil Science Society
  • Memeber of Herbology Society
  • Memeber of Lithuanian Ploughmen Association

Involvement in programmes and projects

International projects

  • 2021–2024 Horizon 2020 programme, project “Soil Ecosystem seRvices and soil threats modElling aNd mApping” (SERENA).
  • 2021–2024 Horizon 2020 programme, project “Mechanisms underlying trade-offs between carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and nutrient losses in soils under conservation agriculture in Europe” (TRACE-Soils).
  • 2021 Horizon 2020 programme, project “Stocktaking for agricultural soil quality and ecosystem services indicators and their reference values” (SIREN).
  • 2020–2024 Horizon 2020 programme, project “Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” (EJP SOIL).
  • 2004–2006 CP 6 project FOOD-CT-2004-003375 “Co-operation in ecological farming between EU and associated countries-candidates” (CHANNEL).

National projects

  • Participation in the projects of the LAMMC long-term research programme “Productivity and Sustainability of Agricultural and Forest Soils”:
  • 2020–2024 “The influence of biochar on quality of Cambisol and GHG emission”.
  • 2019–2022 “The effectiveness of biochar application on sandy loam Cambisol”.
  • 2018–2021 “Stabilization of soil quality parameters by bioproducts application”.
  • 2018–2024 “Soil sobtion capability improvement and GHG emission reduction”.
  • 2017–2020 “The influence of plant cover and water retention on physico-chemical and biophysical properties of soils of different genesis”.
  • 2016–2021 “Investigation of soils of different genesis and geoecological potential under contrasting land management conditions”.
  • 2015–2020 “Investigation of different methods for straw management in an intensive crop rotation”.
  • 2021–2022 Project “Independent application of good agricultural practicies in a farm – virtual adviser for farmers” (No. 35BV-KK-18-1-06615-PR001), according to LCP 2014–2020 m. “Co-operation” action “Support for establishment and development of EIP activity groups”.
  • 2020–2022 MA RL project “Evaluation of different crop management technologies according to economic, energy and environmental wiev point” (MT-20-7) according to measure “Support of research projects for agriculture, food industry and fisheries for 2015–2020”.
  • 2020–2022 MA RL project “The state of agricultural crop stands and yield forecast in Lithuania”.
  • 2019–2021 MA RL project “Complexic investigation and economic-environmental evaluation of zero tillage (No-till) technology” according to measure “Support of research projects for agriculture, food industry and fisheries for 2015–2020”.
  • 2018–2020 “Information, advision, teaching by means of IT for crop protection purposes” (No. 02.3.1-CPVA-V-529-01-0003), MTC RL support for 2014–2020 EU funding of investition of 2nd priority “Development of informative society” (02.3.1-CPVA-V-529) measure “Modern IT services development”.
  • 2015–2018 Project “The influence of long-term contrasting intensity resources management on genesis of different soils and to other agro-ecosystems components” (AGROTVARA, No. SIT-9/2015) as a part of the National scientific programme “Sustainability of Agro-forest and Water Ecosystems”.
  • 2012–2015 ESF project “Scientific validation of C3 and C4 herbaceous plants’ multi-functionality for innovative technologies: phyto-raw materials – bio-products – environmental effects” (No. VP1-3.1-ŠMM-08-K-01-023).
  • 2010–2018 MA RL project “The state of agricultural crop stands and yield forecast in Lithuania”.
  • 2008 SSF project “Climate change impact on soil CO2 flux and plant chlorophyll fluorescence in the different agro-environments” (No. T-59/08).
  • 2008 SSF project “Soil termal, mechanical and chemical properties infringement and adaptation under climate change conditions” (No. T-41/08).
  • 2007 SSF project “Investigation of soil multifuntional changes according to environmental protection and sustainability indices” (No. T-87/07).
  • 2007 SSF project “Soil sustainability increasing and supporting by applying integrated engineer and agronomic means” (No. G-04/07).
  • 2006 SSF project “Soil sustainability increasing and supporting by applying integrated engineer and agronomic means” (No. G-26/06).
  • 2005 SSF project “Evaluation of economic and energetic potential yield and its quality of winter wheat under modern soil tillage systems by applying sustainable and intensive fertilization and pesticides application” (No. G-154).
  • 2002 SSF project “Soil's integrity properties preservation and improvement” (No. T-541).

Supervision of PhD studies

  • 2020–2023 Scientific advisor of PhD student A. Buivydienė, topic of the PhD project “The influence of crop diversification on soil and plant in different crop management systems”.
  • 2017–2020 Scientific supervisor PhD student M. Kochiieru, topic of the PhD project “The effect of crop cover and soil water retention on physico-chemical and biophysical quality of soils of different origin”.
  • 2014–2017 Scientific supervisor PhD student A. Putramentaitė (Veršulienė), topic of the PhD project “Long-term changes of the soil properties in different agroecosystems and their complex influence on agrocenosis”.
  • 2005–2008 Scientific supervisor PhD student G. Kadžienė, topic of the PhD project “Integrated assessment of the variation of soil properties in different soil tillage – fertilization systems”.
  • 2003–2006 Scientific supervisor PhD student G. Cesevičius, topic of the PhD project “The influence of different intensity of tillage systems and crop residues on soil properties and agrophytocenosis productivity”.
  • 2004–2005 Scientific superviso PhD student V. Seibutis, topic of the PhD project “Agrobiological evaluation of short crop rotations”.

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