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Research in the Department of Environmental Research and Physics: assessment and modelling of the sustainability of biological diversity and ecological processes occurring in natural ecosystems and anthropogenic environments under the conditions of climate change. The team of scientists and researchers is composed of agronomists, biologists, botanists, ecologists, geographers, landscape architects and foresters.

The faculty is involved in the following studies in the field of environmental protection:

  1. Assessing and modelling changes in aerosol levels of biological origin across space and time, educating the public about the allergen potential of air in the environment in view of reducing unemployment and increasing the country’s recreational appeal.
  2. Planning, planting and restoring landscaping in the urban and natural environment according to the principles of sustainable development and improving perceptions of the country’s image in the public.
  3. Assessing, modelling and projecting climate change impact on natural and anthropogenic systems.

The following studies are conducted for the purposes of preserving biodiversity:

  1. Sustainability studies for biodiversity in natural ecosystems and anthropogenic environments.
  2. Studies of plant regeneration from germplasm and the application of results to gene pool in situ and ex situ preservation programmes.
  3. Pathological studies of economically significant and newly developed plant species and strains that enable the selection of environmentally-friendly plant protection methods.

The Department of Environmental Research and Physics manages a collection and education system for specimens of Lithuanian flora and information about autochthonic and invasive plants (Herbarium Universitatis Saulensis) recognised by the International Plant Science Center of New York and dedicated to the preservation of biodiversity for specialists and society.