Didzis Elferts

Didzis Elferts

Professor, director

University of Latvia


Didzis Elferts is a professor in the field of biometry at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology. Since January 1, 2022, he is also director of the Academic Department (University of Latvia). Scientific activities relate to statistical analysis and visualization of data in different projects and publications, in cooperation with scientists in different areas.

A doctor degree in biology is obtained about the study on the effects of climate on radial growth of pines (dendrochronology, dendroclimatology).


  • Statistics (Biometry)
  • Dendrochronology and Dendroclimatology


  • Doctor degree in biology, 2008

    University of Latvia

  • Master of Natural Sciences in Biology, 2003

    University of Latvia

  • Bachelaur of Natural Sciences in Biology, 2002

    University of Latvia




University of Latvia, Academic Department

Jan 2022 – Present


University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology

Feb 2021 – Present

Data scientist

LVMI “Silava”

Feb 2021 – Present


University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology

Jul 2018 – Dec 2021


LVMI “Silava”

Aug 2017 – Jan 2021

Associate professor

University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology

Jan 2015 – Jan 2021

Head of department

University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology, Department of Botany and Ecology

Jul 2014 – Dec 2021

Senior researcher

University of Latvia, Faculty of Biology

Jan 2011 – Present

Recent publications

Modification of Growth and Physiological Response of Coastal Dune Species Anthyllis maritima to Sand Burial by Rhizobial Symbiosis and Salinity

The aim of the present study was to establish an experimental system in controlled conditions to study the physiological effect of …

Growth and Physiological Performance of a Coastal Species Trifolium fragiferum as Affected by a Coexistence with Trifolium repens, NaCl Treatment and Inoculation with Rhizobia

The aim of the present study was to analyze the growth and physiological performance of two coexisting species, Trifolium fragiferum, …

Prevalence, Genetic Diversity and Factors Associated with Distribution of Listeria monocytogenes and Other Listeria spp. in Cattle Farms in Latvia

Listeria spp. is a diverse genus of Gram-positive bacteria commonly present in the environment while L. monocytogenes and L. ivanovii …

Ecological traps: evidence of a fitness cost in a cavity-nesting bird

Habitat quality has direct effects on the evolutionary fitness of breeding organisms, which is why it is believed that animals tend to …

Nonlinear Weather–Growth Relationships Suggest Disproportional Growth Changes of Norway Spruce in the Eastern Baltic Region

Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst.) is predicted to decrease its abundance in the Eastern Baltic region as a result of climatic …