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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. “Involvement of oxidative stress in molecular mechanism of seed response to cold plasma treatment”. Project leader Dr. Danas Baniulis. 2017–2019.

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

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

  6. “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. “The impact of light quantity and quality parameters on changes of the Fragaria x ananassa pathogens bioecological properties”. Post-doc Dr. Neringa Rasiukevičiūtė. Research supervisor Dr. Aušra Brazaitytė. 2017–2019.
  2. “The metabolic response of summer rape (Brassica napus L.) to negative effects of cimate change”. Post-doc Dr. Austra Dikšaitytė. Research supervisor Dr. Akvilė Viršilė. 2017–2019.

  3. “The resistance of different Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) genotypes against root rot (Heterobasidion annosum (Fr.) Bref.)”. Post-doc Dr. Adas Marčiulynas. Research supervisor Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2017–2019.

  4. “Assessment of different perennial herbaceous plant species as potential feedstocks for conversion into bioenergy products”. Post-doc Dr. Kristina Amalevičiūtė-Volungė. Research supervisor Dr. Bronislava Butkutė. 2017–2019.

 High level R&D projects (SMART)

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

  5. “Development of winter wheat varieties for amylose-free starch and vital gluten processing”. Project leader Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. 2017–2021.
  6. “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 funded by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

The agriculture, food and fisheries research and development projects

  1. “Glyphosate  and AMPA residues and it’s degradation time in soil and grain”. Project leader Dr. Gražina Kadžienė. 2019–2021.
  2. “Impact of growing system on the quality and safety of fruit and vegetable production”. Project leader Dr. Darius Kviklys. 2019–2020.
  3. “Evaluation of the most harmful seed borne diseases of cereals and fodder legume crops, and the establishment of their thresholds in certified cereal and fodder plant seed”. Project leader Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2017–2019.
  4. “Assessment of the potential of carbon sequestration in agriculture”. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2017–2019.
  5. “Evaluation of cereal varieties susceptibility for integrated pest management (IPM)”. Project leader Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė. 2017–2019.
  6. “The use of digestate for the fertilization of agricultural crops”. Project leader Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2017–2019.
  7. “The inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in crop production”. Project leaders Dr. Jūratė Aleinikovienė (ASU), Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2017–2019.
  8. “Analysis of epidemiological and laboratory research of ASF (African swine fever), prognosis of disease transmission, risk analysis and disease management strategy in wildlife and pig farming localities in the Republic of Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Olgirda Belova. 2017–2019.

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. “IT-solutions for user friendly IPM-tools in management of leaf spot diseases in cereals”. Project leader Dr. Antanas Ronis. 2017–2020.

Completed projects

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.
  3. The “Innovation gateway” centre for knowledge gathering and transfer, development and demonstration of agricultural technologies”. Leaders Rimtautas Petraitis (LAAS), Dr. Roma Semaškienė. 2017–2019.

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

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

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

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

  5. “Sustainable forests for the future society”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas. 2017–2019.
  6. “Selection of Scots pine genotypes resistant to root rot”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2017–2019.

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.