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HORIZON 2020 Projects

1. “A holistic fire management ecosystem for prevention, detection and restoration of environmental disasters” (DRYADS). Project coordinator in the Institute of Forestry Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė. 2021–2025.
2. “Towards climate-smart sustainable management of agricultural soils” (EJP SOIL). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė, deputy coordinator Dr. Virginijus Feiza. 2020–2025.

  • “Soil Ecosystem seRvices and soil threats modElling aNd mApping” (SERENA). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Virginijus Feiza.
  • “Optimizing roots for sustainable crop production in Europe – pure cultures and cover crops” (MaxRoot-C). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Monika Toleikienė.
  • “AGROECOlogical strategies for an efficient functioning of plant – soil biota interactions to increase SOC sequestration” (AGROECOseqC). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė.
  • “Mapping and alleviating soil compaction in a climate change context” (SoilCompaC). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture (Vėžaičiai Branch) Dr. Danutė Karčauskienė.
  • “External organic matters for climate mitigation and soil health” (EOM4SOIL). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė.
  • “Are mixed species systems fostering belowground C inputs and C sequestration?” (MIXROOT-C). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Monika Toleikienė.
  • “Mechanisms underlying TRAde-offs between Carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas Emissions and nutrient losses in Soils under conservation agriculture in Europe” (TRACE-Soils). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture  Dr. Dalia Feizienė. 2021–2024.
  • “Innovative soil management practices across Europe” (i-SoMPE). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė. 2021–2022.
  • “Stimulating novel technologies from earth remote observation to predict European soil carbon” (STEROPES). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Renaldas Žydelis. 2021–2024.
  • “Sensor data for downscaling digital soil maps to higher resolutions” (SensRes). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Renaldas Žydelis. 2021–2024.
  • “Soil organic carbon sequestration potential of agricultural soils in Europe” (CarboSeq). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture (Vėžaičiai Branch) Dr. Ieva Mockevičienė. 2021–2024.
  • “Stocktaking for agricultural soil quality and Ecosystem Services Indicators and their Reference values” (SIREN). Project coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Dalia Feizienė. 2021.

3. “Best4Soil”. Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Antanas Ronis. 2019–2021.
4. “Stepping-up IPM decision support for crop protection” (IPM Decisions). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2019–2024.
5. “A thematic network to design the penetration path of non-food agricultural crops into European agriculture” (PANACEA). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2017–2021.
6. “Fostering sustainable legume-based farming systems and agri-feed and food chains in the EU” (LEGVALUE). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2017–2021.

Completed projects

INTERREG Programme Projects

  1. “Water Management in Baltic Forests Tool Box” (WAMBAF Tool Box). Coordinator in the Institute of  Forestry Dr. Olgirda Belova. 2019–2021.
  2. “Baltic Phytoremediation” (BAPR). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture (Vėžaičiai Branch) Dr. Danutė Karčauskienė. 2019–2022.
  3. “Market driven authentic Non-Timber Forest Products from the Baltic region – focus on wild and semi cultivated species with business potential” (NovelBaltic). Coordinator in the Institute of Horticulture Dr. Jonas Viškelis. 2019–2021.

Completed projects

The 7th Framework Programme Projects

Completed projects

LIFE Programme Projects

  1. “Demonstration of climate change mitigation potential of nutrient rich organic soils in Baltic States and Finland” (LIFE OrgBalt). Coordinator in the Institute of  Forestry Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis. 2019–2023.
  2. “Nutrient recycling circular economy model for large cities – water treatment sludge and ashes to biomass to bio-energy” (NutriBiomass4LiFE). Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture (Agrochemical Research Laboratory) Dr. Lina Žičkienė. 2018–2022.

European Territorial Cooperation Projects

Completed projects

EUREKA Programme Project

  1. “Developing of novel symbiotic functional drink with different plant based fractions using Medusomyces gisevii culture”. Project leader Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis. 2020–2023.

Baltic Research Programme Projects

  1. “Improving adaptability and resilience of perennial ryegrass for safe and sustainable food systems through CRISPR-Cas9 technology” (EditGrass4Food). Coodinator in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė. 2021–2024.
  2. “NOBALwheat – breeding toolbox for sustainable food system of the NOrdic BALtic region”. Project leader Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. 2021–2023.
  3. “Sustainable use of soil resources in the changing climate” (SUCC). Coordinator at Institute of Forestry Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis, coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture (Vokė Branch) Dr. Jelena Ankuda. 2020–2023.

Other Projects

  1. “Collaborative action for updating the documentation about berry genetic resources in Europe” (EUROPE.BERRIES). Coordinator in the Institute of Horticulture Dr. Rytis Rugienius. 2021.
  2. Lithuanian–French Programme “Gilibert” for Bilateral Cooperation. “Impact of urban trees on air pollution and human health”. Project coordinator in the Institute of Forestry Dr. Valda Araminienė. 2021–2022.
  3. Programme FACCE SURPLUS project “Biofortified and climate -resilient food and fodder production on marginal soils” (BioFoodOnMars). Project leader Dr. Virmantas Povilaitis. 2020–2023. Support for international research and technology development projects funded by LR Ministry of Agriculture.

  4. “Conservation of resistant ash (Fraxinus excelsior) genotypes in Nordic and Baltic regions to maintain the full range of ecosystem-services provided by this keystone species”. Coordinators at Institute of Forestry Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė, Prof. Dr. habil. Alfas Pliūra. 2019–2022.
  5. Inter-institutional collaboration project “Ash-Adapt – Evolutionary potential of natural Fraxinus excelsior populations challenged by novel pests and pathogens”. Coordinator at Institute of Forestry Dr. Rita Verbylaitė. 2019–2021.
  6. SNS (Nordic Forest Research Co-operation Comittee) project “Preventing the spread of new pathogens in Nordic forests to secure sustainable forestry in growing bioeconomy”. Coordinators at Institute of Forestry Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė. 2019–2021.
  7. European Cooperative programme for Plant Genetic Resources project “Facilitating use on the European perennial ryegrass collection: improving access to genetic resources and C&E data”. Coordinators in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Eglė Norkevičienė (2018), Dr. Gražina Statkevičiūtė (2019–2022); Dr. Vilma Kemešytė. 2018–2022.
  8. European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) project “European Network of Wildlife” (ENETWILD). Coordinator in the Institute of Forestry Dr. Olgirda Belova. 2017–2023.

Completed projects

Continuous projects
  1. EUFORGEN – VI. Coordinator in the Institute of Forestry Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. From 2010.
  2. SNS (the Nordic Forest Research Co-operation Committee) project “Northern European database of long-term forest experiments”. Coordinator on the Institute of Forestry Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. From 2008.
  3. Winter wheat breeding, variety testing and marketing in Estonia. Project leader Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Ruzgas. From 2000.
  4. European plant genetic resources conservation programme. Coordinator in the Institute of Agriculture Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Ruzgas. From 1998.

COST Actions

  1. CA20132 “Urban Tree Guard – Safeguarding European urban trees and forests through improved biosecurity” (UB3Guard). Coordinator in the Institute of Forestry, Management committee member and leader of WG2 “Innovations” Dr. Diana Marčiulynienė. 2021–2025.
  2. CA19116 “Trace metal metabolism in plants” (PLANTMETALS). Coordinators in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė, Dr. Renaldas Žydelis. 2020–2024.
  3. CA19125 “EPIgenetic mechanisms of crop adaptation to climate change” (EPI-CATCH). Coordinators in the Institute of Agriculture Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė. 2020–2024.
  4. CA19128 “Pan-European network for climate adaptive forest restoration and reforestation”. Coordinators in the Institute of Forestry: Dr. Valda Gudynaitė-Franckevičienė, Dr. Alfas Pliūra. 2020–2024.
  5. CA18134 “Genomic biodiversity knowledge for resilient ecosystems” (G-BIKE). Coordinators in the Institute of Forestry Dr. Olgirda Belova, Prof. Dr. habil. Alfas Pliūra. 2019–2023.

  6. CA18111 “Genome editing in plants – a technology with transformative potential” (PlantEd). Coordinators in the Institute of Horticulture Dr. Danas Baniulis, Institute of Agriculture Dr. Andrius Aleliūnas. 2019–2023.
  7. CA18201 “An integrated approach to conservation of threatened plants for the 21st Century” (CONSERVE PLANTS). Coordinators in the Institute of Forestry: Dr. Rita Verbylaitė, Dr. Diana Lukminė. 2019–2023.

Completed projects

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