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Department of Silviculture and Ecology

Head Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė, iveta.kabasinskiene@lammc.lt, +370 612 89 434. All staff

Research topics

  • Reforestation and afforestation; seedling cultivation technologies
  • Forest stand productivity and sustainability
  • Plantation forestry and agroforestry
  • Peatland forestry
  • Research on forest soils and forest sites
  • Assessment of forest ecosystem condition
  • Multi-purpose forestry, ecosystem functions and services
  • Impact of anthropogenic factors and climate change on forest ecosystems
Department of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding

Head Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas, virgilijus.baliuckas@lammc.lt, +370 682 67 866. All staff

Research topics

  • Phenogenetic plasticity and genotype x environment interaction of the main forest tree species with different life history traits
  • Identification of patterns in the adaptation and distribution of genetic diversity of forest tree species under the influence of climate change
  • Selection and testing of ecological plasticity and adaptation of fast-growing forest tree families and clones for plantation forestry
  • Assessment of genetic adaptability of forest trees through epigenetic studies
  • Ecogenetic studies of forest trees in a controlled environment
  • Introgression processes of native sympatric tree species and the search for promising hybrids
  • Ecogenetic and breeding studies of promising alien tree species
  • Invasiveness and impacts of alien tree species on forest communities
Department of Forest Resources, Economics and Policy

Head Dr. Benas Šilinskas, benas.silinskas@lammc.lt, +370 670 06 944. All staff

Research topics

  • Economic efficiency of forest resources and their use
  • Influence of globalization and innovations on economic viability and efficiency of forestry in Lithuania
  • Effect of economic and social changes on development of sustainable private forestry
  • Impact of bio-ecological factors on roundwood and sawnwood properties and structure
Department of Forest Protection and Game Management

Head Assoc. Prof. Dr. Artūras Gedminas, arturas.gedminas@mi.lt, +370 674 18 957. All staff

Research topics

  • Identification of tree damage and assessment of reasons causing damage
  • Study of the biology, ecology and phenology of phytopathogenic fungi, insects and animals in forests, monitoring of changes
  • Assessment of the impact of phytopathogenic fungi, insects and animals on the forest ecosystem
  • Selection, application and efficacy testing of new and existing forest protection products and methods
Laboratory of Forest Plant Biotechnology

Head Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė, vaida.seziene@lammc.lt, +370 610 24 204. All staff

Research topics

  • Estimation of genetic diversity of forest plants using DNA marker methods
  • Determination of somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis conditions in tissue culture for different tree species and their balancing for the development of tree microcloning technologies
  • Development of hybrid trees of the genus Populus and early assessment of genetic diversity using tissue culture and DNA marker methods