Jūratė Kriaučiūnienė

Laboratory of Hydrology (33)
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Book or monograph chapter


Kayhko J., Apsite E., Bolek A., Filatov N., Kondratyev S., Korhonen J., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Lindstrom G., Nazarova L., Pyrh A., Sztobryn M.. Recent change – river run-off and Ice cover In: Second Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin Regional Climate Studies. Springer, 2015, p. 99-116. ISBN 978-3-319-16005-4 , eISBN 978-3-319-16006-1 .

Scientific article


Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Jurgelėnaitė A. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Warming Climate-Induced Changes in Lithuanian River Ice Phenology In: Sustainability. Basel: MDPI, 2024, Vol. 16, Iss. 2, 725, p. 1-18. ISSN 2071-1050.
Akstinas V. [LEI], Virbickas T., Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Vezza P., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Rakauskas V., Steponėnas A., Jurgelėnaitė A. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Nazarenko S. [LEI]. Multicomponent assessment of the impact of hydropower cascade on fish metrics In: Science of the Total Environment. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2024, Vol. 906, 167541, p. 1-10. ISSN 0048-9697, eISSN 1879-1026.


Engeland K., Klavins M., Koisuvalo H., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Lode E., Snorrason A., Zhang L., Bauer-Gottwein P., Harðardóttir J.. NHF 50 years In: Hydrology Research. London: IWA Publishing, 2023, Vol. 54, Iss. 9, p. 1-7. ISSN 1998-9563, eISSN 2224-7955.
Stakėnienė R., Jokšas K., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Raudonytė-Svirbutavičienė E.. Nutrient loadings and exchange between the Curonian Lagoon and the Baltic Sea: Changes over the past two decades (2001–2020) In: Water. Basel: MDPI, 2023, Vol. 15, Iss. 23, 4096, p. 1-21..
Bertola M., Blöschl G., Bohac M., Borga M., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], et al. Megafloods in Europe can be anticipated from observations in hydrologically similar catchments In: Nature Geoscience . Berlin: Nature Portfolio, 2023, Vol. 16, p. 982-988. ISSN 1752-0894, eISSN 1752-0908.
Nazarenko S. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Putrenko V., Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Evaluating Hydrological Drought Risk in Lithuania In: Water. Basel: MDPI, 2023, Vol. 15, 2830, p. 1-18. ISSN 2073-4441.
Nazarenko S. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Povilaitis A.. The Development of a Hydrological Drought Index for Lithuania In: Water. Basel: MDPI, 2023, Vol. 15, Iss. 8, 1512, p. 1-20. ISSN 2073-4441.


Nazarenko S. [LEI], Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Low-Flow Changes in Lowland Rivers In: Water. Basel: MDPI, 2022, Vol. 14, 801, p. 1-19. ISSN 2073-4441.

Conference paper


Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Projections of baltic sea wave energy resources according to shared socioeconomic pathways (ssp) scenarios In: Book of Abstracts WECANet COST Action CA17105 Conference Ghent, Belgium March 6-7 March 2023 . Belgium: COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), 2023, p. 32-32. ISBN 9789080928138.
Nazarenko S. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Determination of hydrological drought by daily water level data In: Book of Abstracts Climate and surface and ground-water in the Baltic region – variability, trends, and impacts (Fully online event). University of Latvia, 2023, p. 2-2..
Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI]. Variability of the hydrometeorological parameters of the curonian lagoon in two climate normal periods In: Book of Abstracts Climate and surface and ground-water in the Baltic region – variability, trends, and impacts (Fully online event). University of Latvia, 2023, p. 1-1..


Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI]. Long-term Future Impact of Runoff Changes on Hydrotechnical Structures in Low-land Rivers In: Conference Proceedings WATER RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONS IN DIGITAL ERA 31 March -2 April 2021, Riga, Latvia . Riga: RTU - Rygos technikos universitetas, 2021, p. 15-21. ISBN 978-9934-22-618-2.


Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Prediction of wave energy resources of the Baltic Sea under climate change In: ook of Abstracts of the General Assembly 2020 (online event) of the WECANet COST Action CA17105: A pan-European Network for Marine Renewable Energy with a Focus on Wave Energy. Online, November 26-27, 2020. Florencija: COST, 2020, p. 40. ISBN 9789080928107.
Nazarenko S. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI]. Patterns of low flow and intermittency in the rivers of water surplus zone In: AGU Fall Meeting 2020, virtual conference, 1-17 December 2020. JAV: 2020, p. 1-9..


Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI]. Ecological flow estimation in Latvian–Lithuanian transboundary river basin In: Proc. of the 5 th IAHR Europe Congress — New Challenges in Hydraulic Research and Engineering. Trento, Italy: The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2018, p. 175-176. ISBN 978-981-11-2731-1.


Akstinas V. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Flood pattern changes in the Lithuanian rivers In: Проблемы гидрометеорологического обеспечения хозяйственной деятельности в условиях изменяющегося климата: материалы Международной научн. конф.. Минск, Белорус: 2015, p. 175-177. ISBN 978-985-553-278-2.

Popular science article


Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Virbickas T.. Hidrotechnikos statinių poveikio upių nuotėkiui vertinimas siekiant išsaugoti i vandens ekosistemas In: Žemėtvarka ir hidrotechnika. Kauno r. Akademija: Lietuvos žemėtvarkos ir hidromechanikos inžinierių sąjunga, 2022, Nr. 1, p. 52-59. ISSN 1648-3014.


Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI], Virbickas T.. Užtvankos Lietuvoje: privalumai ir trūkumai (Kronika) In: Energetika (Kronika). Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslų akademija, 2021, T. 67, Nr. 1 - 2, p. i-iii. Scopus . ISSN 0235-7208, eISSN 1822-8836.


Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI]. Ar pakis Lietuvos upių vandens ekosistemų gyvavimo sąlygos XXI a. pabaigoje? In: Energetika (Kronika). Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslų akademija, 2018, T. 64, Nr. 2, p. 1-3. ISSN 0235-7208.


Meilutytė-Lukauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI], Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Jakimavičius D. [LEI], Akstinas V. [LEI]. Lietuvos energetikos instituto ir jo partnerių dėmesys vandens ekosistemoms In: Energetika (Kronika). Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslų akademija, 2017, T. 63, Nr. 1, p. v-vii. ISSN 0235-7208.
Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Impact of climate change and other abiotic environmental factors on aquatic ecosystems In: Environmental Research, Engineering and Management. Kaunas: Kauno technologijos universitetas, 2017, Vol. 73, Nr. 2, p. 5-6. ISSN 1392-1649.


Šarauskienė D. [LEI], Kriaučiūnienė J. [LEI]. Europos mokslininkai apie potvynių dažnio tyrimus įvairiose šalyse (COST veikla ES0901 FloodFreq) In: Energetika. (Kronika) [EBSCO, IndexCopernicus, SCOPUS]. Vilnius: Lietuvos mokslų akademija, 2015, T. 61, Nr. 3-4, p. 3-5. ISSN 0235-7208.

International projects

LIFE Programme


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Nordic Energy Research Programme (NERP)


The goal of the Climate and Energy Systems project is to look at climate impacts closer in time and assess the development of the Nordic electricity system for the next 20-30 years. TMore



The “ICEREG” project aims to enhance the management of ice-jam flood risk by developing comprehensive flood maps and refining the conceptual model of ice-jam flood formation, particMore


The aim of TRANSWAT project is to ensure joint assessment and management of trans-boundary river and lake water bodies which hydromorphological and/or ecological quality pose a riMore


On April 1st, 2017 Lithuanian Energy Institute together with Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre and Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment started thMore


Water quality assessment systems in Latvia and Lithuania are different. As a result, the assessed water quality of rivers crossing the Latvia – Lithuania border mostly differs. The waMore



The pressure of climate change and the growing energy demand has increased interest in marine renewable energy resources, such as wave energy which can be harvested through Wave EnergMore


SMIRES is a COST Action funded by the European Union to generate networking, capacity building and knowledge synthesis in science and management of intermittent rivers and ephemeral sMore


In 2009-2014, representatives of various scientific and research institutions from 25 European countries, including scientists from Hydrology laboratory at Lithuanian Energy InstituteMore