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  • Aida Skersienė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Capacity of long-rooted and multicomponent grasslands to sequester carbon in the soil in the rhizosphere zone seeking to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide. Supervisor Dr. Alvyra Šlepetienė.

  • Aušra Bakšinskaitė, 2020-10-01 –2024-09-30. The effective use of organic and organic-mineral fertilizers for the improvement of crop and soil quality and reduction GHG emissions. Supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė.

  • Evelina Zavtrikovienė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Phenotypic diversity and harmfulness to wheat of Fusarium species residing in non-gramineous plants. Supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė.

  • Gabija Vaitkevičiūtė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. The impact of metabolite profiles on freezing toletance in winter wheat under changing climate. Supervisor Dr. Rita Armonienė.

  • Loreta Meškauskienė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Adoption of integrated weed management in sustainable tillage. Supervisor Dr. Gražina Kadžienė.

  • Martynas Urbutis, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Physiological and metabolic responses induced by plant biostimulants. Supervisor Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė.

  • Regina Rancane, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Epidemiology of horticultural crops diseases and sustainable management in the changing climate conditions. Supervisor Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė.

  • Urtė Stulpinaitė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. The influence of growing hemp on soil quality and effective utilization of their straw. Supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė.

  • Viktorija Puzerytė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Modeling and optimization of fermentation technology for plants raw materials. Supervisor Dr. Dalia Urbonavičienė.

  • Ieva Gudžinskaitė, 2020-11-04 – 2024-11-03. The photophysiological aspects of improving the quality of green vegetables during postharvest storage. Supervisor Dr. Viktorija Vaštakaitė-Kairienė.
  • Arman Shamshitov, 2020-10-23 – 2024-10-22. Characterisation of soil microbiota decomposing the plant residues in cereal based cropping system. Supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė
  • Agnė Buivydienė, 2020-12-01 – 2024-11-30. The influence of crop diversification on soil and plant in different crop management systems. Supervisor Dr. Irena Deveikytė
  • 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 Chrapačienė, 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. Jonas Viškelis.
  • 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 Sutulienė, 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 Dėnė, 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.


  • Ieva Lučinskaitė, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Increasing the overall resistance of Lithuania main forest tree species to pathogens by the innovative combination of genetic and physical methods. Supervisor Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė.

  • Vytautas Čėsna, 2020-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Effects of insect mass outbreaks on scots pine forest ecosystem functioning and soil health in the process of climate change. Supervisor Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė.

  • Aliaksandr Padutau, 2020-12-01 – 2024-11-30. Genetic and phenotypic structure of Scots pine families in second generation seed orchards. Supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas.

  • 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. Vaiga Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė.
  • 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.


  • 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.


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