Ferenc HORVÁTH, PhD

ÖK Knowledge Base and e-Infrastructure Group
horvath.ferenc [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 157
+36 30 5279625
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Methodology: methodological research and development on habitat mapping and evaluation; harmonizing methods of survey and evaluation of forest structure and dynamic for long term forest reserve research, particularly monitoring of stand structure, regeneration and shrub layer. Monitoring methodology of Natura 2000 forest habitats; development of quantitative ecosystem service indicators.

Long term research of strict forest reserves, organizing standard field surveys.

Development, integration and management of information systems for ecology, botany and nature conservation: FLÓRA 1.2, CoenoDAT, CORINE Biotopes, MÉTA, ER HTV databases and related applications. Developing and setting up Econinformatics Laboratory of MTA ÖK. Developing web services and workflows related to Biome-BGC ecosystem modelling.

Development and maintenance of home pages: MÉTA (www.novenyzetiterkep.hu), Erdőrezervátum Program (www.erdorezervatum.hu), MTA ÖK (www.ecolres.hu)

Main profile in keywords: 
forest ecology, forest stand dynamic, ecosystem modeling, mapping of habitats, GIS, database development
Selected publications:

2021

Demeter, L., Molnár, Á.P., Öllerer, K., Csóka, Gy., Kiš, A., Vadász, Cs., Horváth, F., Molnár, Zs. (2021): Rethinking the natural regeneration failure of pedunculate oak: The pathogen mildew hypothesis Biological Conservation 253:108928

2020

Demeter, L., Bede-Fazekas, Á., Molnár, Zs., Csicsek, G. Ortmann-Ajkai, A., Varga, A., Molnár, Á., Horváth, F. (2020): The legacy of management approaches and abandonment on old‑growth attributes in hardwood floodplain forests in the Pannonian Ecoregion European Journal of Forest Research 139: 595-610

2018

Sabatini, FM, S Burrascano, WS Keeton, C Levers, M Lindner, F Pötzschner, PJ Verkerk, J Bauhus, E Buchwald, O Chaskovsky, N Debaive, F Horváth, M Garbarino, N Grigoriadis, F Lombardi, IM Duarte, P Meyer, R Midteng, S Mikac, M Mikolas, R Motta, G Mozgeris, L Nunes, M Panayotov, P Ódor, A Ruete, B Simovski, J Stillhard, M Svoboda, J Szwagrzyk, O-P Tikkanen, R Volosyanchuk, T Vrska, TM Zlatanov, T Kuemmerle (2018): Where are Europe's last primary forests? Diversity and Distributions. DOI: 10.1111/ddi.12778

2012

Horváth Ferenc, Bidló András, Heil Bálint, Király G, Kovács G, Mányoki Gergely, Mázsa Katalin, Tanács E, Veperdi Gábor, Bölöni János (2012): Abandonment status and long-term monitoring of strict forest reserves in the Pannonian Biogeographical Region Plant Biosystems 146(1):189-200.