PhD thesis topics for admission 2019


Agricultural Sciences

Ülle Jaakma
Effect of heat stress on in vitro development of bovine embryos

Evelin Loit, Rando Värnik
Analysis of the bioeconomy resources and development of long-term scenarios for Estonian bioeconomy in arable crops and grassland

Anti Vasemägi, Veljo Kisand
Molecular genetic and parasitological analysis of northern pike

Eve Veromann
Beneficial arthropods as ecosystem service providers – an indispensable tool for IPM


Engineering Sciences

Timo Kikas
Chemical-free pretreatment of the lignocellulosic biomass for the conversion of structural polymers


Environmental Sciences and Applied Biology

Tiiu Kull, Lauri Laanisto
Sustainable tourism in open landscape

Mart Külvik
Human wellbeing supporting ecosystem services along urban gradient (urban-rural-wilderness)

Ülo Niinemets, Kristiina Mark
Cryptogam productivity in changing climatic conditions

Kalev Sepp
Use of remote sensing methods for proactive planning of green and blue infrastructure to mitigating increased urban heat island effects from climate change



Diana Laarmann, Andres Kiviste
Assessment and modelling of individual tree mortality depending on forest management decisions


Veterinary Medicine and Food Science

Terje Elias, Eha Nurk
Food processing contaminants – polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, acrylamides and furane and related health risk

Arvo Viltrop, Kerli Mõtus
Factors associated with persistence of the African Swine Fever virus in wild and domestic pig populations in temperate climates – comparing the circumstances in Estonia and Ukraine

Rajeev Bhat
Bioplastics from bio-wastes - A sustainable approach to utilize fruits and vegetable industry wastes/ by-products

Rajeev Bhat
Sustainable utilization of selected vegetal by-products to produce value added food products and livestock feed