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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.

Projects of researcher teams

  1. “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.

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

  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.

  6. “Control of nitrate reduction in green vegetables: metabolic effects of light and other environmental factors”. Project leader Dr. Akvilė Viršilė. 2015–2018.
  7. “Development of molecular markers for genomic selection of adaptation in perennial ryegrass”. Project leader Dr. Gintaras Brazauskas. 2015–2018.
  8. “Role of lipids in low-temperature adaptation of apple”. Project leader Dr. Perttu Haimi. 2015–2018.
  9. “Supercritical fluid extraction of lycopene and the application of its extracts in development of innovative products”. Project leader Prof. Dr. Pranas Viškelis. 2015–2018.

Implementation of Postdoctoral internships in Lithuania

  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. “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.
  2. “Assessment of the potential of carbon sequestration in agriculture”. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2017–2019.
  3. “Evaluation of cereal varieties susceptibility for integrated pest management (IPM)”. Project leader Dr. Jūratė Ramanauskienė. 2017–2019.
  4. “The use of digestate for the fertilization of agricultural crops”. Project leader Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2017–2019.
  5. “The inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in crop production”. Project leaders Dr. Jūratė Aleinikovienė (ASU), Dr. Vita Tilvikienė. 2017–2019.
  6. “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.
  7. “The nurture facilities of Stelmuze’s progeny clones in vitro culture”. Project leader Dr. Sigutė Kuusienė. 2017–2018.
  8. “The dynamics of grain contamination with mould fungi as influenced by climate, grain storage facilities and conditions” Leader dr. Audronė Mankevičienė. 2017–2018.
  9. “Optimization of horticultural plants’ mineral nutrition using of biostimulants of natural origin”. Project leader Dr. Ona Bundinienė. 2017–2018.
  10. “Scientific research of risk factors of plant origin products produced in Lithuania and preparation of methodological recommendations”. Supervisor Dr. Pranas Viškelis. 2017–2018.
  11. “Long-term monitoring of soil agrochemical properties”. Project leader Prof. Dr. habil. Gediminas Staugaitis. 2016–2020.
  12. “Pest risk analysis for Xylella fastidiosa (Wwlls et al.)”. Project leader Dr. Artūras Gedminas. 2016–2018.
  13. “The state of agricultural crops and productivity predictions in Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Virginijus Feiza. 2016–2018.
  14. “Determination of pollen species composition and its content in honey in relation to bee foraging distance”. Project leader Dr. Kristina Jonavičienė. 2016–2018.
  15. “Health evaluation of new varieties of orchard plants and development of the highest category of planting material”. Project leader Ingrida Mažeikienė. 2016–2018.
  16. “Selection of lupine cultivars suitable for cultivation under Lithuania’s climate conditions”. Project leader Dr. Zita Maknickienė. 2015–2017.
  17. “Cultivation technologies of soy”. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2015–2017.
  18. “Winter wheat crop stand formation for good overwinter survival and yield”. Project leader Dr. Sigitas Lazauskas. 2015–2017.

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

  1. “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.
  2. “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.

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

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. “Sustainable forests for the future society”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas”. 2017–2019.
  2. “Selection of Scots pine genotypes resistant to root rot”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2017–2019.
  3. “Dependence of wood properties of Norway spruce and silver birch on growing conditions and genotype”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2016–2018.

Projects conducted in 2016–2017

Projects funded by the Lithuanian Research Council

Projects of the national research programme “Sustainability of agro-, forest and water ecosystems”
  1. “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.
Projects of researcher teams
  1. Artemisia dubia biomass chemical composition and thermochemical conversion studies (ARTBIO)”. Partners: LAMMC ir ASU. Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2014–2016.
  2. “Physiological background of the crop load and rootstock effect on alternate bearing of apple tree”. Project leader Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė. 2014–2016.

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.

Support for international research and technology development projects

  1. “Fertility building management measures in organic cropping systems” (FertilCrop). Project leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė. 2015–2017.
Applied research projects funded by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania and its subordinate state institutions
  1. “The services for level II forest monitoring”. Partners: LAMMC, Institute of Physics. Project leader Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. Customer – State Forest Service. 2017.
  2. “Maintenance and renewal of national genetic resources field collections”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2017.
  3. “Identification of the old Lithuanian orchard plant varieties growing in Samogitia and Central Lithuania, investigation of their phytosanitary state and their propagation”. Project leader prof. habil. dr. Vidmantas Stanys. Customer – Plant Gene Bank. 2017.
  4. The contract on the purchase of services on “Preparation of the maximum density norms of wild boars in the different regions of Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Olgirda Belova. 2016–2017.
  5. “Guidelines for breeding of spruce, larch, birch and black alder plantations”. Project leader Dr. Gintautas Urbaitis. 2015–2017.
  6. “Creation of national values for evaluation carbon stocks and the determination of carbon stock values in mineral and organic soils in forest and non-forestland”. Project leader Dr. Kęstutis Armolaitis. 2016.
  7. “Assessment of carbon stocks in mineral and organic soils, and estimation of national carbon values in the soils after afforestation of abandoned agricultural land/reforestation”. Project leader Dr. Iveta Varnagirytė-Kabašinskienė. 2016.
  8. “Estimation of carbon values in dead wood of different decay intensity, and determination of national standards on carbon content values in dead wood”. Project leader Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. 2016.
  9. “Carbon accounting in harvested wood products: recommendations for Lithuania”. Project leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas. 2016.
  10. “The quality investigation and determination of quality requirements for the different age bare-root nursery stock, for the rare native tree species seedlings, and for the seedlings used for transplanting in the forest nurseries”. Project leader Dr. Vytautas Suchockas. 2015–2016.
  11. “Development of requirements (criteria) for products produced from biologically degradable waste materials”. Project leader prof. habil. Dr. Gediminas Staugaitis. 2015–2016.
  12. “New stumpage price determination methodology by different tree species and assortment clause to real stumpage price value in the market”. Project leader Dr. Diana Lukminė. 2015–2016.
  13. “Evaluation of interspecific hybrids between black and grey alder perspectives for forestry”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2015–2016.
  14. “Estimation of breeding value and selection of hybrid aspen and hybrid poplar clones for vegetative propagation and crossing”. Project leader Prof. Dr. Alfas Pliūra. 2015–2016.
  15. “Improvement of forest fire risk forecasting system”. Project leader Dr. Vidas Stakėnas. 2014–2016.
  16. “The first stage of silver birch and Norway spruce high intensity breeding (the 3rd breeding cycle), based on cross-pollination and progeny testing – the selection of genotypes in the field trials, grafting (cloning), clone cultivation, preparation of projects for crossing combinations and grafted plantations”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2014–2016.
  17. “Revision of silver birch provenance regions and possibilities of forest reproductive material transfer using DNA markers and data from field trials”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Baliuckas. 2014–2016.
  18. “Evaluation of the possibilities of extensive, long term selective target stem diameter cuttings in Lithuanian forests”. Project leader Dr. Virgilijus Mikšys. 2014–2016.
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