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Projects funded by the Lithuanian Research Council

Projects of researcher teams

  1. “Light as a tool of biofortification: photophysiological aspects of essential trace elements management in leafy vegetables”. Project leader Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė. 2019–2022.
  2. “Biogeography and spread of local and invasive tree pathogens: focus on climate, tree species and intensity of forest management”. Project leader Dr. Audrius Menkis. 2017–2020.

  3. “Improvement of apple fruit quality by application of innovative horticultural technologies”. Project leader Dr. Darius Kviklys. 2017–2020.

  4. “Dynamic light spectrum and intensity modelling and photoresponse in different vegetable morphogenesis stages”. Project leader Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė. 2017–2020.

  5. “GrowGene - Genome-wide functional analysis of perennial ryegrass for improved growth under water limiting conditions”. Project leader Dr. Kristina Jonavičienė. 2017–2020.

Completed projects

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

  1. “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. 
  2. “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.
  3. “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.
  4. “Evaluation of phytocomponents on the functional and physical properties of silicone caoutchouc composite”. Research supervisor Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis, post-doc Dr. Aistė Balčiunaitienė (Lisauskaitė). 2020–2022.

Completed projects

 High level R&D projects (SMART), funded by the European Union funds

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

  6. “Development of winter wheat varieties for amylose-free starch and vital gluten processing”. Project leader Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. 2017–2021.
  7. “Enhancement of the multifunctional properties of legumes in feed and food value chains (SmartLegume)”. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2017–2021.

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. 2017–2021.

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

  1. “Sustainable forage crops productivity under climate extremes: resilience, nutritional quality and implications for future management”. Project leaders Prof. Dr. habil. Romualdas Juknys (VDU), Dr. Vaclovas Stukonis (LAMMC ŽI). 2020–2021.

Completed projects

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

The agriculture, food and fisheries research and development projects

  1. “Evaluation of factors limiting the yield of beans and peas and their management with IPM tools”. Project leader Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2020–2022.
  2. “The state of agricultural crop stands and yield forecast in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Virginijus Feiza. 2020–2022.
  3. 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.
  4. “Development of cultivation technologies for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), chickpeas (Cicer arietinum) and amaranth (Amaranthus)”. Project leader Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė. 2020–2022.
  5. “Evaluation of effectiveness and perspectiveness of different agricultural practices from economic, energy-efficient and environmental viewpoint”. Project leader Dr. Dalia Feizienė. 2020–2022.
  6. “Glyphosate  and AMPA residues and it’s degradation time in soil and grain”. Project leader Dr. Gražina Kadžienė. 2019–2021.
  7. “Impact of growing system on the quality and safety of fruit and vegetable production”. Project leader Dr. Darius Kviklys. 2019–2020.

Completed projects

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

  1. “Implementation and spread of innovative technologies in growing of clonal stands of Populus hybrids in the areas that are not suitable for agriculture”. Project leader Dr. Sigutė Kuusienė. 2019–2020.
  2. “Quality and risk assessment of conserved forages aimed at ensuring high feeding-value forage and well-being for dairy cattle”. Project leader Dr. Audronė Mankevičienė. 2017–2020.
  3. “Crop rotation diversification and agrotechnology optimization for the restoration of biodiversity and agro-ecosystem functions”. Project leader Dr. Lina Šarūnaitė. 2017–2020.

Support for international research and technology development projects

  1. “Biofortified and climate -resilient food and fodder production on marginal soils (BioFoodOnMars)”. Project leader at Institute of Agriculture Dr. Virmantas Povilaitis. 2020–2023 m.
  2. “IT-solutions for user friendly IPM-tools in management of leaf spot diseases in cereals”. Project leader Dr. Antanas Ronis. 2017–2020.

Completed projects

Support for the beekeeping sector in Lithuania

  1. “Identification of protein diversity in honeydew honey”. Project leader Dr. Violeta Čeksterytė. 2020. 

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

  1. “Targeted introduction of integrated pest control under intensive farming conditions”. Project leader Dr. Antanas Ronis. 2018–2020.
  2. “Improvement and dissemination of innovative technologies for larch, spruce, birch and alder tree species plantation forestry breeding and maintenance”. Project leader Dr. Gediminas Čapkauskas. 2018–2020.

Completed projects

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

  1. “Butt rot impact assessment on sustainability and productivity of Norway spruce stands”. Project leader Dr. Povilas Žemaitis. 2020–2022.
  2. “Evaluation of soil organic carbon sustainability in forest ecosystems”. Project leader Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. 2020–2023.

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

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

  5. “The first stage of Scots pine intensive breeding (breeding cycle III), based on crossings and progeny testing – selection of genotypes in the field trials, grafting, cultivation of clones, preparation of project for crossings and crossing methodology”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2020–2021.

  6. “Conservation measures for pedunculate oak, sessile oak and Wych elm gene pool”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2020–2023.

  7. “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.

  8. “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.

  9. “Adjustment of black alder, small-leaved lime and Norway maple provenance regions using DNA markers”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2018–2020.
  10. “Material flow analysis of industrial timber for carbon accumulation and quantitative change in harvested wood products”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas. 2019–2020.

  11. “Survey of the environmental risk assessment of GMOs”. Project leader Dr. Algimantas Paulauskas (VDU), coordinator (LAMMC) Dr. Kristina Jaškūnė. 2019–2020.

  12. “Preparation of genetic monitoring methodology for Scots pine, Norway spruce, pedunculate oak and silver birch”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2019–2021.

Completed projects

Projects funded by MITA

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

Other completed projects 

Projects funded by the Lithuanian Research Council

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

  1. “The influence of long-term contrasting intensity resources management on genesis of different soils and on other agro-ecosystems components” (AGROTVARA). Partners: LAMMC, ASU, VU. Project leader Dr. Virginijus Feiza. 2015–2018.
  2. “Establishment and diversity of a newly emerging cereal pathogen in the agroecosystem due to changing climate and farming practices”. Partners: LAMMC, GTC. Project leader Dr. Gražina Kadžienė. 2015–2018.
  3. “Response and plasticity of different tree species & juvenile-stage forest communities under impact of climate change and other environmental stressors” (MIŠKOEKOKAITA). Partners: LAMMC, GTC. Project leader Prof. Dr. Alfas Pliūra. 2015–2018.
  4. “Study of impact of clear cuttings on biodiversity dynamics in forest ecosystems”. Partners: LAMMC, VDU. Project leaders Dr. Remigijus Daubaras (VDU), Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. 2015–2018.
  5. “Integrated impact of climate and environmental changes on the productivity, biodiversity and sustainability of agro-ecosystems” (KLIMAGRO). Partners: LAMMC (Dr. Sandra Sakalauskienė, Dr. Jurga Miliauskienė), VDU. Project leader Prof. Dr. habil. Romualdas Juknys (VDU). 2015–2018.
  6. “Anthropogenic influence on vegetation as component of Lithuania river ecosystem stability”. Partners: LAMMC (Dr. Laisvūnė Duchovskienė), VU, VDU. Project leader Prof. Dr. habil. Donatas Žvingila (VU). 2015–2017.

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.

Students’ scientific practice

  1. “Lighting effects on nitrate metabolism in green vegetables”. Student I. Odminytė (VDU). Supervisor Dr. Akvilė Viršilė. 2016.
  2. “The effects of light spectra, minerals and substrate on nutritional quality of Brassicaceae microgreens”. Student M. Valaitytė (VDU). Supervisor Viktorija Vaštakaitė. 2016.

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

Support for applied research

  1. “The study of prevention diseases, pests, and weeds according to sustainable plant protection measures”. Project leader Dr. Alma Valiuškaitė. 2016.
  2. “Scientific investigation of cereals, leguminosae and bluegrasses, fruits, vegetables, berries, perennial grasses varieties for growing suitability under ecological conditions in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Rasa Karklelienė. 2016.
  3. “Technological-technical validation of fibre plants preparation and use for biofuel and energy-environmental assessment of the technologies”. Project leader Dr. Algirdas Jasinskas (ASU). 2015–2016.
  4. “Research into the effects of pelletized manure on plants and soil”. Project leader prof. habil. Dr. Gediminas Staugaitis. 2015–2016.
  5. “Research on meristemic seed production of Lithuania-bred potato varieties”. Project leader Dr. Almantas Ražukas. 2015–2016.
  6. “Glyphosate pre-harvest management for the grain defoliation purposes and its residues concentration in the grain and their influence on product safety”. Project leader Dr. Gražina Kadžienė. 2015–2016.
  7. “The effects of environmental, biological and chemical factors on Lithuania-grown maize grain yield and quality”. Project leader Dr. Audronė Mankevičienė. 2015–2016.
  8. “Determination of resistance to pyrethroid group insecticides of the populations of cabbage stem flea beetles (Psylliodes chrysocephala, Phyllotreta nemorum ir P. undulata) in Lithuania. Project leader Dr. Eglė Petraitienė. 2015–2016.
  9. “Investigation of the effect of fibre hemp grown as a monocrop on soil quality indicators and weed infestation”. Project leader Dr. Elvyra Gruzdevienė. 2015–2016.
  10. “Evaluation of new strawberry cultivars and their technological assessment”. Project leader Dr. Nobertas Uselis. 2015–2016.
  11. “Research on disease susceptibility and value of the most common wheat and oilseed rape varieties on different disease control backgrounds”. Project leader Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2014–2016.
Support for the beekeeping sector in Lithuania
  1. “Evaluation of proteins of pollen extracted from honey and collected by hand and plant preference by bees”. Project leader Dr. Kristina Jonavičienė. 2017.
  2. “Development and assessment of Apis mellifera carnica lines and their beneficial properties adapted to Lithuania’s honey flow conditions” Project leader Dr. Violeta Čeksterytė. 2017.
  3. “The efficacy of Apivar and MAQs acaricides against Varroa destructor mites and their effects on bee colonies”. Project leader Dr. Violeta Čeksterytė. 2017.
  4. “Hygiene behaviour of Carniolan bees, development and establishment of bee lines adapted to Lithuania’s honey flow and climate conditions” Project leader Diana Tamašauskienė. 2016.
  5. “Efficacy of MAQs and Apivar preparations against bee mites Varroa destructor”. Project leader Diana Tamašauskienė. 2016.
  6. “Beta-/gamma amylase determination in honey and winter food of bees”. Project leader Dr. Violeta Čeksterytė. 2016.
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