Lithuanian Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (LAMMC) is a state research institute with leading research programs in agronomy, forestry, biochemistry and environment.
The research scope of LAMMC is closely related to The European Green Deal:
- EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030
- Farm to Fork Strategy
- A sustainable CAP (common agricultural policy)
- EU Energy System Integration Strategy
- EU climate action
LAMMC research and experimental development assist to implementation of The European Green Deal in the areas:
Biopotential of plants
- Research for the sustainable crops production, vital for stable, competitive diversified agricultural and bioeconomy development under the changing climate and market.
- Innovative agronomic management practices for resilience circular farming, ecosystems, and resource use efficiency.
- Non-food crops and feedstocks for bio-based value-added products.
- Greenhouse gas emission measurements.
Leader Dr. Žydrė Kadžiulienė, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Investigations of natural forest regeneration for establishing the ecological forestry systems.
- Forest health monitoring: impact of air pollution on forest vegetation, impact of ground-level ozone, etc.
- Forest carbon sequestration: CO2 turnover between soil and atmosphere; soil carbon stocks; carbon stocks in forest biomass and in harvested wood products.
- Research on forest resources and economic efficiency of their usage.
Leader Dr. Marius Aleinikovas, email@example.com
Plant pathology and protection
- Assessment of the risk of harmful organisms’ outbreaks in the context of global warming.
- Setting up of effective control strategies for harmful organisms, giving priority to the safest possible environmental measures.
- Development of biological mathematical models for predicting outbreaks of individual pathogens or pests before they have spread.
Leader Dr. Roma Semaškienė, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Model studies of differentiated and complex effects of various climatic and environmental factors on plants.
- Improvement of environmentally friendly fruit and vegetable growing systems.
- Creation and adaptation of resource-efficient horticultural management technologies, based on mechanization, robotics, hyperspectral imaging.
- Management, control, and prevention of phytoviruses in horticulture plants due to the warming climate through the introduction of advanced diagnostic tools.
- Plant adaptation to changing climate. For example, management of plant photophysiological processes.
- Development of new biologically valuable fruit and vegetable products.
Leader Dr. Giedrė Samuolienė, email@example.com
Soil quality and productivity
- Evaluation of contrasting agroecosystem exploitation practices on GHG emission reduction.
- Soil physico-chemical, biophysical quality evaluation, bioeconomy economy improvement on Cambisol, Retisol.
- Assessment of the potential for increasing carbon sequestration through sustainable crop production technologies geared towards soil chemical (acidification) and physical (erosion) degradation and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Comparison behavior of different agricultural and forest soil resources being passed an anthropogenic pressure, with natural, anthropogenically low-effected soil resources.
- Digital mapping agroecosystem exploitation intensity for future scenarios.
Leader Dr. Virginijus Feiza, firstname.lastname@example.org
Genetics and plant breeding
- Breeding of annual and perennial crops for sustainable production chains, biodiversity, and environment.
- Genetic control mechanisms and inheritance of traits and characteristics of plants.
- Methods for early diagnosis of valuable plant genotypes and systems for targeted plant genotype modification and identification.
- Plant adaptation to abiotic and biotic stresses; changes in plants adaptivity to low temperatures.
Leaders Prof. Dr. Habilitatus Vidmantas Stanys, email@example.com, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vytautas Ruzgas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our researchers are linked to protection of our ecosystem, finding ways to ensure more sustainable food systems, making cleaner energy to be EU climate neutral by 2050.
Contacts and more information: www.lammc.lt, e-mail: email@example.com
For more information You may contact Dr. Vita Tilvikienė e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +370 620 84 643
Ongoing national and international projects
Plant varieties, developed at LAMMC