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Projects funded by the Lithuanian Research Council

Projects of researcher teams

  1. “Optimisation of legume nitrogen fixation and use in the organic farming ecosystem”. Project leader Dr. Monika Toleikienė. 2022–2025.

  2. “Biodiversification of plant species and explication of corresponding precision agriculture technologies within nutrition-based approach”. Project leader Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė. 2022–2025.
  3. “Cellular redox balance and protein expression based phenotyping of plant-endophyte interactions for development of plant biostimulant consortia”. Project leader Dr. Danas Baniulis. 2022–2025.
  4. “The potentialities of metallic nanoparticles application for leafy greens: biophysiochemical response and risk assessment”. Project leader Dr. Jurga Miliauskienė. 2021–2024.

  5. “Environmental and genotype impacts on plant exosome characteristics and potential applications for cosmetics and pharmacy”. Project leader Dr. Akvilė Viršilė. 2021–2024.

  6. “Light as a tool of biofortification: photophysiological aspects of essential trace elements management in leafy vegetables”. Project leader Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė. 2019–2022. 

Completed projects

Implementation of Postdoctoral internships in Lithuania, funded by the European Union funds

  1. “Counteracting decline in biodiversity hotspots: conservation ecology and management of wood-inhabiting fungi in oak habitats”. Research supervisor Dr. Audrius Menkis, post-doc Dr. Adas Marčiulynas. 2021–2023.
  2. “Toxigenicity of Fusarium graminearum residing in alternative host-plants to wheat as influenced by the environmental conditions”. Research supervisor Dr. Skaidrė Supronienė, post-doc Dr. Sigita Janavičienė. 2020–2022. 
  3. “Epigenetic and genetic variation of trees, ecogenetic plasticity and adaptation possibilities in climate change”. Research supervisor Dr. Alfas Pliūra, post-doc Dr. Valda Gudynaitė-Franckevičienė. 2020–2022.
  4. “Adaptation potential of Alnus glutinosa in future forests under climate change: genetic monitoring in natural distribution extremes (ALNUSGENMON)”. Research supervisor Prof. Dr. Filippos A. Aravanopoulos, post-doc Dr. Rita Verbylaitė. 2020–2022 m.
  5. “Evaluation of phytocomponents on the functional and physical properties of silicone caoutchouc composite”. Research supervisor Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis, post-doc Dr. Aistė Balčiūnaitienė (Lisauskaitė). 2020–2022.
  6. “The influence of agrotechnological measures on fibre hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) morphological parts phytochemical composition”. Research supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė, post-doc Dr. Karolina Barčauskaitė. 2020–2022.

Completed projects

Implementation of Postdoctoral internships in Lithuania, funded from the State budget

  1. “Research and development of a bacterial nanocellulose biocomposite with broad and long-term antimicrobial activity”. Research supervisor Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis, post-doc Dr. Aistė Balčiūnaitienė. 2022–2024.

Projects implemented by world-class researcher groups aimed at developing results in line with R&D topics relevant to the economic sectors which could then be commercialised, funded by the European Union funds

  1. “Management of target metabolites of industrial hemp for the development of COVID-19 symptom relief products” (TerpenCoTech). Project leader Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2021–2023.
  2. “Biological plant protection strategies: boosting sustainability-orientated competitiveness in controlled environment horticulture”. Project leader Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė. 2020–2023.
  3. “Development of wood modifying eco-friendly technology for higher value products”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas. 2017–2022.
  4. “Closed plant cultivation system for production of raw materials for peptide nanoengineering applications”. Project leader Dr. Danas Baniulis. 2017–2022.
  5. “UV-A lighting strategies for controlled environment horticulture: upgrade to sustainable, high-value production”. Project leader Dr. Akvilė Viršilė. 2017–2022.
  6. “Quality diagnostics of biogas production by-product (digestate) for innovative use as a biofertilizer”. Project leader Dr. Alvyra Šlepetienė. 2017–2022.

  7. “Development of winter wheat varieties for amylose-free starch and vital gluten processing”. Project leader Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. 2017–2022.
  8. “Enhancement of the multifunctional properties of legumes in feed and food value chains (SmartLegume)”. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2017–2022.

Grant for high-level researchers group project

  1. Insights into future forests: challenges of climate change and diseases, and possible measures for saving biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Project leader Dr. Audrius Menkis. 2017–2022.

Projects of the national research programme “Sustainability of agro-, forest and water ecosystems”

  1. “Dynamic changes and restoration of soil properties, fungal and insect communities following clearcutting and biomass utilization in pine ecosystems”. Project leader Assoc. Prof. Dr. Artūras Gedminas. 2020–2022.

Completed projects

Projects funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

The agriculture, food and fisheries research and development projects

  1. “Development of integrated pest management guidelines for horticultural crops”. Project leader Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė. 2022–2023.
  2. “Long-term monitoring studies of soil agrochemical properties”. Project leader Prof. Dr. habil. Gediminas Staugaitis. 2022–2023.
  3. “Development of integrated pest management guidelines for harmful organisms control in main greenhouse crops”. Project leader Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė. 2021–2023.
  4. “Research on the development of a functional model of the agricultural knowledge and innovation system in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Rasa Pakeltienė (VMU), coordinator Dr. Roma Semaškienė (LAMMC). 2021–2022.
  5. “Evaluation and preparation of fibre hemp products as organic carbon accumulators in long-term products and soil for their application according to IPCC methodology in GHG inventory”. Project leader Dr. Egidijus Zvicevičius (VDU), Dr. Vita Tilvikienė (LAMMC). 2020–2022.
  6. “Evaluation of factors limiting the yield of beans and peas and their management with IPM tools”. Project leader Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2020–2022.
  7. “The state of agricultural crop stands and yield forecast in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Virginijus Feiza. 2020–2022.
  8. Demonstrating the potential for climate change mitigation in nutrient rich organic soils through research-based national values for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from lowland peatlands”. Project leader Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis. 2020–2022.
  9. “Development of cultivation technologies for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) and amaranth (Amaranthus)”. Project leader Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė. 2020–2022.
  10. “Evaluation of effectiveness and perspectiveness of different agricultural practices from economic, energy-efficient and environmental viewpoint”. Project leader Dr. Dalia Feizienė. 2020–2022.

EIP activity group projects (Program for the Lithuanian rural development 2014–2020)

  1. “The implementation of innovation for the elimination of soil compaction and the renovation of productivity in tramlines”. Project leader Dr. Vidas Damanauskas. 2022–2024.
  2. “Innovative postharvesting technologies to restore soil sustainability”. Project leader Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė. 2022–2024.

  3. “Independent application of good agricultural practice on the farm – a virtual assistant to farmers”. Project leader Daiva Gurauskienė (LAAS), coordinator Dr. Roma Semaškienė (LAMMC). 2020–2023.

Completed projects

Support for projects of the measure “Knowledge transfer and information activities” (Program for the Lithuanian rural development 2014–2020)


  1. “Consulting service for forest owners”. Project leader Dr. Benas Šilinskas. 2022–2025 m.

Completed projects

Support for the beekeeping sector in Lithuania

Completed projects

Support for applied research

Completed projects

Applied research projects funded by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and its subordinate state institutions

  1. “CO2 emissions from drained and undrained forested peatlands and dead wood left in forests with different degrees of decay”. Project leader Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis. 2022–2024. 

  2. “Beaver as bioindicator for assessing contamination of riparian forest buffer”. Project leader Dr. Olgirda Belova. 2022–2025.
  3. “Changes in organic carbon stocks in forest floor and mineral topsoil layers in Scots pine stands of different age”. Project leader Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė. 2022–2024.
  4. “Monitoring methods of the socio-economic development of Lithuanian private forest owners”. Project leader Dr. Benas Šilinskas. 2022–2024.
  5. “Voluntary conservation of biodiversity and ecosystems in private forests: good practice of the European Union countries, priorities and motivations of Lithuanian private forest owners, possible financial incentive mechanisms”. Project leader Dr. Diana Lukminė. 2022–2024.
  6. “Evaluation of European and Manchurian ash susceptibility to Hymenoscypus fraxineus, fungus that causes ash dieback, in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Rita Verbylaitė. 2021–2024.
  7. “Selection of root rot resistant genotypes of Norway spruce”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2021–2023.
  8. “Increasing the overall resistance of Lithuania main forest tree species to pathogens by the innovative combination of genetic and physical methods”. Project leader Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė. 2021–2024.
  9. “Determination of the influence of growth of young pine and spruce stands at different densities on the productivity and sustainability of stands”. Project leader D Benas Šilinskas. 2021–2022.
  10. “Evaluation of the effectiveness of different bacterial preparations in promoting the development of systemic antipathogenic resistance in Lithuanian coniferous tree species”. Project leader Dr. Vaida Sirgedaitė-Šėžienė. 2021–2023.
  11. “Butt rot impact assessment on sustainability and productivity of Norway spruce stands”. Project leader Dr. Povilas Žemaitis. 2020–2022.
  12. “Evaluation of soil organic carbon sustainability in forest ecosystems”. Project leader Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. 2020–2023.

  13. “The influence of initial stand density and early selective thinning on the spruce tree stems quality”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas. 2020–2022.

  14. “Study of possibility to use aspen symbiotic bacteria for biological control of tree-damaging pathogenic fungi”. Project leader Dr. Jonas Žiauka. 2020–2022.

  15. “Conservation measures for pedunculate oak, sessile oak and Wych elm gene pool”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2020–2023.
  16. “Preparation of aspen seed plantation project by identifying the sex of aspen plus trees and establishing the most optimal scheme for crossbreeding”. Project leader Dr. Rita Verbylaitė. 2020–2022.

  17. “Identification of black alder and grey alder F1 generation hybrids and preparation of forest propagating material for field trials”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2020–2022.

Completed projects

“RTO Lithuania” projects

Completed projects

Project under EU Structural Funds

Project funded under the EU Structural Funds Priority 1 “Promotion of Research, Experimental Development and Innovation” Measure 01.2.2-CPVA-K-703 “Promotion of Activities of Centres of Excellence and Centres for Innovation and Technology Transfer”

  1. “Strengthening the commercialisation of knowledge generated by the Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry and technology transfer activities”. Supervisor Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2021–2023.

Other completed projects 

Project of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania and Belarus State Science and Technology Committee on scientific and technological cooperation programme

  1. “Estimation of Scots pine ecological plasticity using molecular-genetic methods aimed to improve reforestation strategy in the context of climate change, to preserve forest biodiversity and genetic resources in Belarus and Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2015–2016.

Technological development project funded by the Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA)

  1. “Creation prototypes of technology of birch juice industrial extraction and innovative biologically valuable products”. Project leader Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis. 2019–2020.

Support of the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania

Support for the project 2014–2020 EU Fund Investment Program Priority 2 “Promotion of Information Society” 02.3.1-CPVA-V-529 Measure “Development of Advanced Electronic Services”

  1. “Modernization and Development of Informational, Advisory and Training Electronic Services for Integrated Plant Protection”. No.02.3.1-CPVA-V-529-01-0003. Leaders Ilma Rimkevičienė (Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service), Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė. 2017–2020.