Ecology and Climate Change

The Ecology and Climate Change study programme trains master's-level ecologists who understand how climate change affects ecological processes. Nature management, environmental preservation, and species variety and distribution will also be taught to graduates. They will predict climate change-related environmental changes, identify ecological and climate change challenges, provide effective remedies, and design nature management and environmental preservation plans. Additionally, students will learn how to make creative and competitive judgments in the present economic environment, improve ecosystem adaption, and provide ecosystem services. 

Feedback from lecturers and students 

"The Ecology and Climate Change study programme has given me a new and enhanced understanding of the complexities of this field. The experience and knowledge I have gained has given me an advantage and enabled me to find the answers I need more quickly in my daily work as an environmentalist." 

Marius Karlonas, graduate, ornithologist, book author, director of UAB „Ornitostogos“ 

"Engaging in my academic pursuits affords me the chance to expand my understanding of environmental protection, acquire novel theoretical insights into natural processes, and implement this knowledge practically and professionally. The concepts of climate change and the circular economy are now clearer to me. "

Jurgita Sadauskaitė, student 

"In summing up the 27th UN Climate Change Conference, it is worth recalling the slogan chanted by demonstrators outside the conference: 'What do we want? Climate justice!". Achieving this requires all of us to work together, to cooperate and to contribute in real action to achieving climate justice."

Associate Professor Dr. Daiva Šileikienė, Programme Teacher 

Competencies acquired

Graduates will be able: 

  • analyse ecosystems, biodiversity protection, and environmental policy concepts in the face of climate change and anthropogenic environmental impact. 
  • analyse and compare theories, methods, and systems of ecology and climate change management, and integrate interdisciplinary knowledge to propose solutions. 
  • plan and conduct ecological research, analyse data, and propose solutions to environmental and climate change problems. 
  • apply interdisciplinary knowledge, use information technology, and work in nature protection and environmental management. 
  • organize activities, cooperate with society, and critically evaluate new ideas in ecology. 

 Career opportunities  

Climate change, combined with growing environmental challenges in Europe and around the world, creates a distinct need for ecology and climate change management specialists who understand complex environmental processes and are capable of resolving ecological and climate change problems. 

Graduates of the Ecology and Climate Change study programme can work as managers, specialists, advisors, or consultants in state, science, and research institutions, high technology and innovation, industry, research and development, and manufacturing firms, educational institutions, analysis, analytics, certification, and accreditation, and other fields that require knowledge of ecology and climate change. 

Graduates may continue their studies at the PhD level at universities in Lithuania and other countries. 

Contacts of Department of Environment and Ecology Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology (inquiries regarding study programme)

Contact persons of the programme

assoc. prof. dr. Anželika Dautartė,



Contacts of the International Cooperation Department


Visiting Address

V. Putvinskio g. 23, room 211-215, LT-44249 Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Faculty Agriculture Academy
  • Group of Fields of Study Life Sciences (D)
  • Lenght of Programme 2 years
  • Tuition fee per year: 5 266 Eur
  • ECTS credits 120
  • Name of Qualification Master in Life Sciences