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  • Samar Swify, 2019-11-01 – 2023-10-31. Effect of Urea Compounds as fertilizer on different soil types. Supervisor Dr. Romas Mažeika, scientific advisor Dr. Dalia Feizienė.
  • Muhammad Ayaz, 2019-11-01 – 2023-10-31. The influence of biochar on Cambisol quality and mitigation of GHG emissions. Supervisor Dr. Dalia Feizienė, scientific advisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė.
  • Mindaugas Budvytis, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Bioactive compounds in multispiecies swards and implication on  dairy cow health and productivity. Supervisor Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė, scientific advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rolandas Stankevičius.
  • Agnė Lukošiūtė, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. The influence of agronomic factors on the occurrence of diseases in winter and spring wheat in the context of climate change. Supervisor Dr. Roma Semaškienė.
  • Lauksmė Merkevičiūtė-Venslovė, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Quality of conserved forage and factors influencing its changes. Supervisor Dr. Alvyra Šlepetienė, scientific advisors Dr. Audronė Mankevičienė, Dr. Jurgita Cesevičienė.
  • Edvinas Misiukevičius, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Adaptability of daylily (Hemerocallis L.) in ploidy level changes. Supervisor Prof. Dr. habil. Vidmantas Stanys.
  • Eimantas Venslovas, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Nutritional value of forage crops, mycotoxin risks and relationships with natural and anthropogenic factors. Supervisor Dr. Audronė Mankevičienė, scientific advisor Prof. Dr. habil. Zenonas Dabkevičius.
  • Simona Lukošiūtė, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. The prevalence and development Rhexocercosporidium carotae (Ärsvoll) U. Braun in field and occurrence on stored carrot roots. Supervisor dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė, scientific advisor Dr. Daiva Burokienė.
  • Vilija Matyžiūtė, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Soil seed bank dynamics in different agroecosystems. Supervisor Dr. Regina Skuodienė, scientific advisor Dr. Regina Repšienė.
  • Gediminas Kudirka, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. The efficiency of plant mineral nutrition and determinant factors in hydroponic systems. Supervisor Dr. Akvilė Viršilė, scientific advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Ragelienė.
  • Audronė Ispiryan, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Research on biologically active materials of raspberry (Rubus idaeus) and development of waste recycling technologies. Supervisor Dr. Jonas Viškelis, scientific advisor Prof. Dr. Petras Rimantas Venskutonis.
  • Danutė Petraitytė, 2018-12-01–2022-11-30. Changes in the chemical composition and technological properties of cereal grains and in the quality of soil as influenced by different fertilization systems. Supervisor Dr. Jurgita Cesevičienė, scientific advisors Dr. Aušra Arlauskienė and Dr. Alvyra Šlepetienė.
  • Paulina Štreimikytė, 2018-12-01–2022-11-30. Optimisation of biochemical composition and functionality of plant-based products produced using enzymatic hydrolysis. Supervisor Dr. Ramunė Bobinaitė.
  • Mohamed Abdelhakem Younes Youssef Allam, 2018-10-01–2023-09-30. Genotypic and phenotypic analysis of wheat for adaptation to abiotic stresses. Supervisor Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė, scientific advisor Dr. Rita Armonienė.
  • Algirdas Kazlauskas, 2018-10-01–2022-09-30. Epigenetic and biochemical short and long-term changes in plants caused by stressors. Supervisor Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė, scientific advisor Dr. Perttu J. Haimi.
  • Renaldas Ruzgas, 2018-10-01–2022-09-30. The impact of crop management on the qualitative and quantitative values of phytocannabinoids and other constituents of industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). Supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė, scientific advisor Dr. Akvilė Viršilė.
  • Vytautas Abukauskas, 2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Complex evaluation of new generation of apple rootstocks. Supervisor Dr. Darius Kviklys.
  • Paulius Astrauskas, 2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Winter wheat crops condition and productivity prediction according to digital maps dimentional soil features, crops aerial photo and plant chemical composition data. Supervisor  Prof. Dr. habil. Gediminas Staugaitis.
  • Ana Dovilė Juškytė,2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Genetic control of resistance to Blackcurrant reversion virus. Supervisor Prof. Dr. habil. Vidmantas Stanys.
  • Rūta Paulauskaitė, 2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Environmental factors inducing oxidative stress in Fabaceae plants and tools for its management. Supervisor Dr. Jurga Miliauskienė, scientific advisor Dr. Lina Ragelienė.
  • Kazimieras Poškus, 2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Optimization of nitrogen and sulfur fertilization in winter wheat. Supervisor Prof. Dr. habil. Gediminas Staugaitis, scientific advisor Dr. Zita Brazienė.
  • Karolina Verikaitė,2018-09-01–2022-08-31. The epidemiology of septoria tritici blotch causal agent Zymoseptoria tritici and optimization of its control in winter wheat. Supervisor Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė, scientific advisor Dr. Rita Armonienė.
  • Modupe Olufemi Doyeni, 2018-03-01–2022-02-28. The influence of digestate fertilization on the biomass productivity and quality of energy crops and on the composition of soil microorganizms. Supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė, scientific advisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė.
  • Vilma Gudynienė, 2018-03-01–2022-02-28. The usage of native plants species creating flowering meadows. Supervisor Dr. Vaclovas Stukonis, scientific advisor Dr. Jonas Šlepetys.
  • Vilma Živatkauskienė, 2018-03-01–2022-02-28. Value of natural and cultural pastures for animal husbandry farms. Supervisor Dr. Vaclovas Stukonis, scientific advisor Dr. Jonas Šlepetys.
  • Arnoldas Jurys, 2018-03-01–2022-02-28. The influence of biopreparations on soil qualitative properties. Supervisor Dr. Dalia Feizienė.
  • Asta Kupčinskienė, 2017-09-01–2022-08-31. Effect of light on the development of the Botrytis spp. and formation of lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) antioxidant potential. Supervisor Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė, scientific advisor Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė.
  • Viktorija Gecaitė, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. Optimization of plant nutrition by growing binary crops in organic agrosystem. Supervisor Dr. Aušra Arlauskienė, scientific advisor Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė.
  • Linas Jurgutis, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. The effect of industry-derived organic matter on soil properties. Supervisor Dr. Alvyra Šlepetienė.
  • Kristina Laužikė, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. Optimization of apple tree biliogical potential using technological tools. Supervisor Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė, scientific advisor Dr. Norbertas Uselis.
  • Lina Šernaitė, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. Adaptation of plant extracts for biological control of strawberry (Fragaria ananassa Duch.) pests. Supervisor Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė, scientific advisors Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis, Dr. Edita Dambrauskienė.
  • Tomas Žukaitis, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. The influence of different intensity tillage on sustainability of organic carbon in clay loam Cambisol. Supervisor Dr. Inga Liaudanskienė, scientific advisor  Dr. Aleksandras Velykis.
  • Armina Morkeliūnė, 2017-03-01–2021-02-28. Genetic diversity of Colletotrichum spp., harmfulness and control  of strawberry anthracnose. Supervisor Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė, scientific advisor Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė.
  • Mohammad Almogdad, 2017-02-01–2021-01-31. Insect pest species diversity, severity and control in faba bean crop (Vicia faba Linn.). Supervisor Dr. Roma Semaškienė.
  • Kristina Bunevičienė, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. The quality of fertilizer products, produced from biofuel ash and their effect on soil and plants. Supervisor Dr. Romas Mažeika.
  • Andrius Šarka, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Mineral nitrogen variability in organic soils.  Supervisor  Prof.  Dr.  habil. Gediminas Staugaitis. 
  • Kazimiež Duchovski, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Comparison of organic matter and its main components of different soils. Supervisor DR. Alvyra Šlepetienė.
  • Donata Drapanauskaitė, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Effect  of  different chemical composition and structure of liming materials on acid soil neutralizing. Supervisor  Dr. Romas Mažeika.
  • Yuliia Kochiieru, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Research on the quality of raw material  and  products  of  bread cereals as influenced by mycotoxin occurrence. Supervisor Dr. Audronė Mankevičienė, scientific advisor Dr. Jurgita Cesevičienė.
  • Giedrius Petrauskas, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Genetic diversity of autochthonous red clover (Trifolium pratense L.) populations. Supervisor Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė, scientific advisor Dr. Gražina Statkevičiūtė.
  • Mykola Kochiieru, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. The effect of crop cover and soil water retention on physico-chemical and biophysical quality of soils of different origin. Supervisor Dr. Virginijus Feiza, scientific advisor Dr. Jonas Volungevičius.
  • Auksė Burakova, 2015-09-01–2020-08-31. The biogenic elelments cycle using ecologic fertilizer. Supervisor Dr. Eugenija Bakšienė, scientific advisor Dr. Almantas Ražukas.
  • Jurgita Kelpšienė, 2013-09-01–2020-08-31. The occurrence of seed-borne plant pathogenic bacteria in wheat grown in Lithuania. Supervisor Dr. Antanas Šarkinas.


  • Valeriia Mishcherikova, 2019-11-01 – 2023-10-31. Functional diversity of microbial communities in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) forests in the process of climate change. Supervisor Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė.
  • Skirmantas Kadziauskas, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. The analysis of use of wood for climate change mitigation and promoting bio-economy in the Lithuania. Supervisor Dr. Marius Aleinikovas.
  • Gediminas Survila, 2019-10-01 – 2023-09-30. Peculiarities of growth of forest plantations planted on agricultural land using deep plowing. Supervisor Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė, scientific advisor Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis.
  • Dorotėja Vaitiekūnaitė, 2018-12-01–2022-11-30. Identification of endophytic microorganisms in the tissue cultures of genetically different long-lived oak trees (Quercus robur) and analysis of their interaction. Supervisor Dr. Sigutė Kuusienė.
  • Marius Šilingas, 2018-09-01–2022-08-31. Regularities of the self-regenaration of the high-fertility forest sites under soft-deciduous stands. Supervisor Dr. Vytautas Suchockas.
  • Lina Beniušienė, 2017-09-01–2021-08-31. The influence of initial stand density and pre-commercial thinning on the conifer tree stem quality. Supervisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Edmundas Petrauskas.
  • Benas Šilinskas, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. Norway  spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) wood properties dependence on growth conditions and stand management. Supervisor Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė.
  • Asta Doftartė, 2016-09-01–2020-08-31. An empirical analysis of the factors influencing sustainability of private forest management. Supervisor Dr. Diana Lukminė.
  • Rita Šilingienė, 2015-09-01–2020-08-31. The change and determinants of Lithuanian private forest owners' forest management objectives. Supervisor Dr. Diana Lukminė.
  • Arūnas Tarvydas, 2015-09-01 – 2020-11-07. Management of the Population Qualitative Composition of Wild Boar (Sus scrofa L.) to reduce damage caused to agriculture and forestry and to prevent parasitic diseases. Supervisor Dr. Olgirda Belova, scientific advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mindaugas Šarkūnas.
  • Karolis Sežikas, 2014-09-01–2020-08-31. Moose (Alces alces L.) population dynamics and sustainable use in  the Western Lithuania. Supervisor Dr. Olgirda Belova.
  • Milda Muraškienė, 2013-09-01–2020-08-31. Soil microbiota carbon and nitrogen in Lithuanian mineral soils at different lad use. Supervisor Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis.


  • Diana Sivojienė, 2019-10-01– 2023-09-30. Successions of soil microbial communities in light soil using various organic fertilizers. Supervisor Dr. Audrius Kačergius.
  • Gintarė Šidlauskaitė, 2018-03-01–2022-02-28. Legumes and grasses interspecies compatibility for perennial swards productivity and for sustainability of the agro-ecosystem functions. Supervisor Dr. Ž. Kadžiulienė.
  • Dovilė Gustienė, 2017-10-01–2023-09-30. Peculiarities of reforestation in clear cuttings of Scots pine stands on nutrient poor sites. Supervisor Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė.
  • Gintarė Bajerkevičienė, 2016-10-01–2020-09-30. Juvenile-stage response and plasticity of different tree species, its populations and simulated forming forest communities under impact of simulated climate change and other environmental stressors. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Alfas Pliūra.
  • Sigitas Tamošaitis, 2016-10-01–2020-09-30. Processes of  natural hybridisation in native species of Alnus, Betula and ulmus genus. Supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas.


  • Elena Andriūnaitė, 2018-10-01–2022-09-30. Effect of plant-endophyte interaction on plant adaptation and development in vitro. Supervisor Dr. Danas Baniulis.