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Dr. Danutė Karčauskienė

ORCiD iD: 0000-0001-8006-9814
Tel. +370 615 37 681
E-mail: danute.karcauskiene@lammc.lt
Gargždų St. 29, Vėžaičiai, LT-96216 Klaipėda dist., Lithuania

Education

2005–2007 Degree of Vocational Pedagogy, Faculty of Pedagogy, Klaipėda University.

1996–2000 PhD student, Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture.

1983–1987 Degree of Scientific Agronomist, Faculty of Agronomy, Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture (since 2019 VMU Agriculture Academy).

Academic degree

2000 Doctor of Agricultural Sciences (Agronomy), dissertation “Effect of tillage and liming on the physical and chemical properties of acid automorphic and semi-hydromorphic soils”.

Research fields

  • Soil physical state optimisation
  • Soil acidity management
  • Improvement of crop growing technology

Position

Since 2021 Head, Chief Researcher, Vėžaiciai Branch, Institute of Agriculture, LAMMC.

Since 2008 The docent, Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematic, Klaipėda University.

Memberships and affiliations with professional organizations

  • Member of Agronomy sciences field Doctoral Studies Commission of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Member of the Lithuanian Soil Science Society.
  • Member of the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists (NJF).
  • Member of International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS).
  • Member of International Soil Tillage Organization (ISTRO).
  • Honorary Member of the Science Society of Galicia (Spain).
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Board of Eucarpia International Symposium “Plant proteins for the Future”.
  • Member of joint research methodical commission of Agriculture Institute of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.
  • Member of Agronomy sciences field Doctoral Studies Commission of Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry.

Involvement in programmes and projects

  • 2022 INTERREG project “Nutrients cycling for sustainability” (NUTCY), coordinator. 
  • 2019–2022 INTERREG project “Baltic Phytoremediation” (BAPR), coordinator. 
  • International project EUREKA E!4018 CAMELINA-BIOFUEL “Development of technology to manufacture biofuels using Camelina sativa oil as new raw material base”.
  • 2017–2018 Project “Integrated assessment of mineral fertilizers “Humistar” enriched with humic acids in crop rotation under different climate and soil conditions in Lithuania” (contract with TRADECORP BENELUX SA Belgium).
  • 2017–2021 Participate in 1th “Plant biopotential and quality for multifunctional use” and 5th  “Productivity and Sustainability of Agricultural and Forest Soils” long-term LAMMC Research Programmes.
  • 2017–2019  Project “Greenhouse gas emissions inventory in the country's crop production” supported by the LR Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2015–2018 Project “The influence of long-term contrasting intensity resources management on genesis of different soils and to other agro-ecosystems components” (SIT-9/2015) of the National Scientific Programme “Sustainability of Agro-Forest and Water Ecosystems” supported by Research Council of Lithuania.
  • 2014 Scientific research work, funded by foreign economic entities (PRP SAS, France) “Effect of PRP SOL on the moraine loam soil microbiological, chemical, physical properties and crop yield under sustainable management system in Western Lithuania”.
  • 2014–2015 Project “Enterprise Assistant - Promoting enterprise through technology parks and valley competencies”.
  • 2011–2012 Project “Environmentally safe fertilization with mineral and organic fertilizers, on different slopes”, supported by the LR Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2008–2009 Project “The development of environmentally safe and economically rational plant  growing  technologies under the changing climate of Western Lithuania”, supported by the LR Ministry of Agriculture.
  • 2007–2012 International project EUREKA E!4018 CAMELINA-BIOFUEL “Development of technology to manufacture biofuels using Camelina sativa oil as new raw material base”.

Supervision and co-supervision of PhD projects

  • 2015–2019 Scientific supervisor of the PhD student Žilvinas Kryževičius. The title of the studies “Fractionation and toxicity of aluminium in the rhizosphere of a crop soil under different pH and moisture conditions”.
  • 2011–2015 Scientific consultant of the PhD student Ieva Jokubauskaitė. The title of the studies “Changes in dissolved and humified crbon in acid soils influenced by different liming and fertilization systems”.
  • 2011–2013 Scientific supervisor of the PhD student Gintaras Jarašiūnas. The title of the studies “Agronomic and social assessment of less favoured areas in Western Lithuania”.

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS (click the link here)

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