Home Lithuanian
Research centre
For agriculture
And forestry

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 Forestry Master degree, Forest and Ecology Faculty, Aleksandras Stulginskis University (since 2019 Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy).

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

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

Academic degrees and pedagogical titles

2020 Doctor in Forestry, dissertation topic „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
  • The quality of wood and wood products
  • Wood physical and mechanical properties

Professional experience

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

2016–2017 Junior Researcher, Department of Forest Resources, Economics and Policy, Institute of Forestry, LAMMC.

2013–2016 Engineer, Department of Forest Resources, Economics and Policy, Institute of Forestry, LAMMC.

In-service training

  • 2019, August 26  – September 6 Summer school Climate-KIC Phd Catapult Forestry and Construction “Wood Construction in Climate Change Mitigation”, Aalto university Helsinki (Finland) and Chalmers university of technology Gothenburg (Sweden).
  • 2019, July 1–5 VDU PhD summer school, “Scientific paper writing: ways, forms and chalanges”, Kaunas (Lithuania).
  • 2018, May 26 – June 9 Short internship “Nondestructive measurment technique and aplication”, Edinburg Napier University, Edinburg (Great Britain).
  • 2017, March 14–18 COST Action FP 1303 Training school in Denmark. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT FROM RENEWABLE RESOURCES A hands-on workshop with leading experts on utilization of fibre from renewable resources.

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 Project funded by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania “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 science program “Sustainable forestry and global change”, programme VI task. 
  • 2016 Participating in “Pure pine and spruce undergrowth growing influence of varying density stands productivity and sustainability of setting” project.
  • 2015 COST FP1303 WG1 and WG2 workshop on Performance Testing and Testing Metodologies of Non-wood Biobased Materials MC4 meeting. Tallin. “Analysis of small diametre pine logs distribution into the strenght class”.
  • 2015 11th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE). Poznan. “Aboveground biomass productivity of energy willow (salix viminalis l.) plantations in Lithuania”.
  • Agricultural and forestry sciences: the latest research results and innovative solutions in 2015. Reforestation and afforestation technology economic and biological evaluation.
  • 2015 Participating in “National Forest Sector Development 2012–2020 years of the program 2012–2014 year of assessment” project.
  • 2015–2016 Execution of “Impregnated hardwood and softwood sleepers laboratory testing services” AB “Lithuanian railways”.
  • 2013 Participating in “Industrial boilers actually possible to use the logging waste content and methodological bases of these quantities rating” project.
  • 2013 Participating in “Determination of Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) decay influence to wood mechanical properties” project.
  • 2013 Participating in “Afforestation and Reforestation technology economic and biological evaluation” project.
  • 2012–2016 Participating in long term science program “Sustainable forestry and global change”, programme VI task.


  • 2017 Lithuania Science Academy Students Award for work “Analysis of relations between Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) wood elasticity modulus and mechanical wood properties”.


Articles in journals indexed in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database

  1. Linkevičius E., Šilinskas B., Beniušienė L., Aleinikovas M., Kliučius A. 2023. The growing dynamic of pure Scots pine stands using different thinning regimes in Lithuania. Forests, 14 (8): 1610. IF – 2,9
  2. Škėma M., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Aleinikovas M., Beniušienė L., Šilinskas B. 2023. Hydrothermal treatment-induced changes in wood iron concentrations and colour: a technological study. Wood Material Science and Engineering, in press. IF – 2,2    
  3. Šilinskas B., Povilaitienė A., Urbaitis G., Aleinikovas M., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2021. The wood quality of small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata Mill.) trees in an urban area: A pilot study. Forests, 12 (4): 420. IF – 3,282
  4. Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Pukalskienė M., Šilinskas B., Škėma M., Aleinikovas M. 2021. Physical and chemical changes in hydrothermally modified wood. Forests, 12 (12): 1771. IF – 3,282
  5. Aleinikovas M., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Povilaitienė A., Šilinskas B., Škėma M., Beniušienė L. 2021. Resistance of wood treated with iron compounds against wood-destroying decay and mould fungi. Forests, 12 (5): 645. IF – 3,282
  6. Beniušienė L., Petrauskas E., Aleinikovas M., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Beniušis R., Šilinskas B. 2021. Norway spruce stem parameters in sites with different stand densities in Lithuanian hemiboreal forest. Forests, 12 (2): 201. IF – 3,282
  7. Beniušienė L., Šilinskas B., Beniušis R., Aleinikovas M., Petrauskas E., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2020. Scots pine stem parameters in sites with different stand densities in Lithuania. Forests, 11 (7): 716. IF – 2,633
  8. Kuliešis A., Kasperavičius A., Kulbokas G., Kuliešis A. A., Pivoriūnas A., Aleinikovas M., Šilinskas B., Škėma M., Beniušienė L. 2020. Using continuous forest inventory data for control of wood production and use in large areas: a case study in Lithuania. Forests, 11 (10): 1039. IF – 2,633
  9. Šilinskas B., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I., Aleinikovas M., Beniušienė L., Aleinikovienė J., Škėma M. 2020. Scots pine and Norway spruce wood properties at sites with different stand densities. Forests, 11 (5): 587. IF – 2,633
  10. Aleinikovas M., Jasinevičius G., Škėma M., Beniušienė L., Šilinskas B., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2018. Assessing the effects of accounting methods for carbon storage in harvested wood products on the national carbon budget of Lithuania. Forests, 9 (12): 737. IF – 2,166
  11. Kuliešis A., Aleinikovas M., Linkevičius E., Andrius A., Kuliešis A. A., Saladis J., Škėma M., Šilinskas B., Beniušienė L. 2018. The impact of strip roads on the productivity of spruce plantations. Forests, 9 (10): 640. IF – 2,166
  12. Škėma M., Mikšys V., Aleinikovas M., Šilinskas  B., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2018. Biomass structure and morphometric parameters for non-destructive biomass estimation of common forest underbrush species in Lithuania.  Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27 (1): 325–333. IF – 1,186
  13. Konstantinavičienė J., Škėma M., Stakėnas V., Aleinikovas M., Šilinskas B., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2017. Above-ground biomass of willow energy plantations in Lithuania: pilot study. Baltic Forestry, 23 (3): 658–665. IF – 0,635

Other peer-reviewed publications

  1. Petrauskas E., Rupšys P., Narmontas M., Aleinikovas M., Beniušienė L., Šilinskas B. 2020. Stochastic Models to Qualify Stem Tapers. Algorithms, 13 (4): 94.
  2. Šilinskas B., Aleinikovas M., Beniušienė L., Škėma M., Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė I. 2017. Paprastosios eglės (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) medienos tampros modulio ir kitų mechaninių medienos savybių tarpusavio ryšio analizė. Miškininkystė, 1 (81): 18–29.
  3. Šilinskas B. 2016. Paprastosios eglės (Picea abies L.) elastingumo modulio ir medienos mechaninių savybių tarpusavio ryšio analizė. Jaunasis mokslininkas, ASU.
  4. Konstantinavičienė J., Škėma M., Stakėnas V., Šilinskas B. 2014. Gluosnių (Salix viminalis L.) energetinių plantacijų antžeminės biomasės produktyvumas Lietuvoje. Miškininkystė, 2 (76): 29–37.