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  • Muhammad Fahad Hakim, 2024-03-25 – 2028-03-24. Analysis of molecular mechanisms of plant and endophytic bacteria interaction. Supervisor Dr. Danas Baniulis, scientific supervisor Dr. Inga Tamošiūnė.
  • Justinas Gegeckas, 2024-03-01 – 2028-02-29. Adaptive agrotechnical measures for the stability of crops productivity under changing climate. Supervisor Dr. Virmantas Povilaitis.
  • Syeda Hijab Zehra, 2024-02-29 – 2028-02-28. Valorisation of food processing by-products for green metal nanoparticle biosynthesis and development of biodegradable micro / nano polymer composites. Supervisor Dr. Aistė Balčiūnaitienė, scientific supervisor Dr. Jonas Viškelis.
  • Ameer Hamza, 2024-01-17 – 2028-01-16. Changes in acid soil aggregation and carbon stabilization mechanisms influenced by long-term management. Supervisor Dr. Danutė Karčauskienė, scientific supervisor Dr. Ieva Mockevičienė.
  • Khadija Ramzan, 2024-01-02 – 2028-01-01. Extraction of natural pigments from by-products of fruit and vegetable processing, modeling of technological processes and practical application. Supervisor Dr. Jonas Viškelis, scientific supervisor Dr. Aistė Balčiūnaitienė.
  • Yaqoob Sultan, 2024-01-02 – 2028-01-01. Genetical diversity, breeding value and agrobiological evaluation of native birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus L.) populations. Supervisor Dr. Eglė Norkevičienė.
  • Skaistė Dreskinienė, 2023-10-01 – 2027-09-30. The role of microplastics in the functioning of the agroecosystem. Supervisor Dr. Monika Vilkienė, scientific advisor Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė.
  • Darius Jermala, 2023-10-01 – 2027-09-30. The management of mineral nutrition to control the quality and safety of post-harvest vegetables. Supervisor Dr. Viktorija Vaštakaitė-Kairienė.
  • Vytautas Bunevičius, 2023-10-01 – 2027-09-30. Apple tree orchard soil microbiota and soil fatigue of replant sites. Supervisor Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė, scientific advisor Dr. Juozas Lanauskas.
  • Neringa Matelionienė, 2023-10-01 – 2027-09-30. The effects of crop diversification on soil-borne pathogens in no-tillage system. Supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė.
  • Edvinas Meižys, 2023-10-01 – 2028-09-30. Synthesis of fast and slow release fertilizers made from waste of various origins and their application in agriculture. Supervisor Dr. Donata Drapanauskaitė.
  • Gabrielė Čapaitė, 2023-10-01 – 2027-09-30. Multifunctional grasslands for sustainable agriculture: climate mitigation, biodiversity and productivity. Supervisor Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė, scientific advisor Dr. Vilma Kemešytė.
  • Yasha Jamil, 2022-11-14 – 2026-11-13. Nitrogen fixation efficiency of symbiotic and associative bacteria in the changing climate conditions.Supervisor Dr. Monika Toleikienė.
  • Mohsin Ali, 2022-11-01 – 2027-10-31. Evaluation of spring wheat adaptability to abiotic stress using sensor-based  phenotyping tools. Supervisor Dr. Rita Armonienė.
  • Ardas Kavaliauskas, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Integrated Machine Learning and Unmanned aerial vehicle framework for plant stress prediction in agriculture. Supervisor Dr. Renaldas Žydelis.
  • Maksims Filipovičs, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Hyperspectral imaging for early detection of plant diseases. Supervisor Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė.
  • Rokas Antanynas, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Management of agroecological niches by incorporating cover and catch crops. Supervisor Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė.
  • Rūta Maleckienė, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Evaluation of compost effectiveness on soil agrochemical properties using extraction fractionation. Supervisor Dr. Romas Mažeika, scientific advisor Dr. Rasa Karklelienė.
  • Samanta Kaupaitė, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Physiological and technological aspects of improving the quality of greenhouse vegetable seedlings for high-quality crop production. Supervisor Dr. Julė Jankauskienė, scientific advisor Dr. Kristina Laužikė.
  • Simas Borkertas, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Effects of fruit and vegetable by-products substrates on the quality and biocemical composition of edible mushrooms. Supervisor Dr. Dalia Urbonavičienė, scientific supervisor Dr. Paulina Martusevičė.
  • Simonas Saikauskas, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. The impact of winter and spring wheat cultivars mixtures on leaf spot diseases in different rotation sequences. Supervisor Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė.
  • Vaida Čepulienė, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Biodiversity and adaptability in perennial vegetable genus Allium. Supervisor Dr. Rasa Karklelienė, scientific supervisors Dr. Danguolė Juškevičienė, Dr. Jonas Viškelis.
  • Vaidė Sakalauskienė, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Use of fruit and vegetable processing by-products for the development of novel biopolymers. Supervisor Dr. Jonas Viškelis.
  • Sana Ullah. 2022-03-01 – 2026-02-28. Stress caused by heavy metals and effects on plant growth and quality. Supervisor Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė.
  • Shayan Syed, 2022-02-15 – 2026-02-14. Development and evaluation of spring wheat breeding material for adaptability to biotic stresses. Supervisor Dr. Andrii Gorash.
  • Shervin Hadian, 2021-11-08 – 2025-11-07. Population structure and diversity of endophytic bacteria from Artemisia spp. plants and their potential in sustainable agriculture. Supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė.
  • Ahmed Hosney, 2021-11-07 – 2025-11-06. Synthesis and application of sustainable, eco-friendly products with antimicrobial activity. Supervisor Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė.
  • Aistis Petruškevičius, 2021-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Modeling and optimization of biorefining processes for fruits and vegetables and their by-products. Supervisor Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis.
  • Augustina Kolytaitė, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. The interaction of brown rot blossom blight pathogens with naturaly distributed bacterial antagonists. Supervisor Dr. Birutė Frercks, scientific supervisor Dr. Ingrida Mažeikienė.
  • Aurimas Sabeckis, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. The factors affecting the occurrence, severity and distribution of diseases caused by Microdochium spp. pathogens in winter wheat. Supervisor Dr. Roma Semaškienė.
  • Justina Kaziūnienė, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. Selection of competitive and efficient Rhizobium spp. strains for different Pisum sativum genotypes. Supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė, scientific advisor Dr. Audrius Gageckas.
  • Raminta Antanynienė, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. Genetic diversity of brown rot blossom blight pathogens in Prunus spp. plant species. Supervisor Dr. Birutė Frercks.
  • 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, scientific advisor Dr. Vaclovas Stukonis.
  • 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, scientific advisors Dr. Dalia Feizienė and Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė.

  • Evelina Zavtrikovienė, 2020-10-01 – 2026-09-30. 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, scientific advisor Dr. Arne Stensvand.

  • 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 Januškevičė, 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. Giedrė Samuolienė.
  • 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, scientific advisor Dr. Virginijus Feiza.
  • Mindaugas Budvytis, 2019-10-01 – 2025-09-30. 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-Stasiukonienė, 2019-10-01 – 2024-09-30. 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.
  • Edvinas Misiukevičius, 2019-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Adaptability of daylily (Hemerocallis L.) in ploidy level changes. Supervisor Prof. Dr. habil. Vidmantas Stanys.
  • Renaldas Ruzgas, 2018-10-01 – 2024-09-30. 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.
  • Vilma Živatkauskienė, 2018-03-01 – 2024-02-28. Value of natural and cultural pastures for animal husbandry farms. Supervisor Dr. Vaclovas Stukonis, scientific advisor Dr. Jonas Šlepetys.
  • Asta Kupčinskienė, 2017-09-01 – 2024-08-31. 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.


  • Yanal Alkuddsi, 2024-02-27 – 2028-02-26. Environmental and economic assessment of biomass production from energy crops. Supervisor Dr. Marius Aleinikovas.
  • Milana Šilanskienė, 2023-10-01–2027-09-30. Biocontrol of Pinus sylvestris and Fraxinus excelsior pathogens under climate change conditions. Supervisor Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė.
  • Olegas Beriozovas, 2023-10-01–2027-09-30. The problem of property rights in the context of forest development and sustainable development of the forest sector. Supervisor Dr. Mindaugas Škėma, scientific advisor Dr. Dalia Perkumienė.
  • Emilis Armoška, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Influence of natural disturbances on tree species composition changes in coniferous stands. Supervisor Dr. Povilas Žemaitis. 
  • Ilona Kavaliauskienė, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. DNA marker based genetic structure and diversity of Norway spruce populations in Lithuania (Picea abies (L.) H.Karst.). Supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas.
  • Raitis Rieksts-Riekstinš, 2022-10-01 – 2026-09-30. Tree breeding effect on growth and resistance of young Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands. Supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas.
  • Egidijus Vigricas, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. Emissions of green house gasses from forests organic soils. Supervisor Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis
  • Greta Striganavičiūtė, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. Assessment of the suitability of Betulaceae and Salicaceae family trees for the environmental protection against persistent organic pollutants, using innovative biotechnological tools. Supervisor Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė
  • Valentinas Černiauskas, 2021-10-01 – 2025-09-30. Biomonitoring of air pollution in the context of climate change. Supervisor Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė
  • Ieva Čėsnienė, 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 – 2025-11-30. Genetic and phenotypic structure of Scots pine families in second generation seed orchards. Supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas.


  • Diana Sivojienė, 2019-10-01 – 2024-09-30. Successions of soil microbial communities in light soil using various organic fertilizers. Supervisor Dr. Audrius Kačergius.