Sustainable use of ecosystem services - research for mitigating the negative effect of climate change, land use change and biological invasion

EU - others (GINOP–2.3.2–15–2016–00019, 2016 - 2020, running project)
Coordinator or leader of the project: 
András, BÁLDI
Coordinator or leader institution of the project: 
MTA Centre for Ecological Research
Responsible person at ÖK: 

The general aims of the project are (1) integrated study of the biodiversity - ecosystem functioning - ecosystem services cascade by case studies at different spatial and temporal scales applying the recent theory and methods of community ecology, and (2) improving the theory and methodology, and developing new methods where it is needed. The geographic scope of the project is the Pannon Biogeographic Region.



Gantuya, B., Biró, M., Molnár, Á., Avar, Á., Sharifian, B. A., Babai, D., Molnár, Zs. (2021): How Mongolian herders perceive ecological change in a 'stable' landscape. Ecology and Society, Accepted for publication Ecology and Society, Accepted for publication


Bence Kovács, Flóra Tinya, Csaba Németh, Péter Ódor (2020): Unfolding the effects of different forestry treatments on microclimate in oak forests: results of a 4-year experiment Ecological Applications 30(2): e02043.
Biró, M., Molnár, Zs., Öllerer, K., Lengyel, A., Ulicsni, V., Szabados, K., Kiš, A., Perić, R., Demeter, L., Babai, D. (2020): Conservation and herding co-benefit from traditional extensive wetland grazing. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. Volume 300, 15 September 2020, 106983
Juhász, E., Katona, K., Molnár, Zs., Hahn, I., Biró, M. (2020): A reintroduced ecosystem engineer species may exacerbate ongoing biological invasion: selective foraging of the Eurasian beaver in floodplains. Global Ecology and Conservation. 24: e01383
Koncz Péter; Vera Vadász-Besnyői; András István Csathó; János Nagy; Tibor Szerdahelyi; Zsuzsa Tóth; Krisztina Pintér; Szilvia Fóti; Marianna Papp; János Balogh; Bernadett Gecse; Péter Kertész; Marianna Biró; Zoltan Nagy; Sándor Bartha (2020): Vegetation composition was stable, while carbon uptake differed due to grazing versus mowing in a sandy grassland in Hungary. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Volume 304, 107161
Molnár Zs., Kelemen A., Kun R., Máté J., Sáfián, L., Biró, M. Máté A., Vadász Cs. (2020): Knowledge co‐production with traditional herders on cattle grazing behaviour for better management of species‐rich grasslands Journal of Applied Ecology, 57: 1677-1687
Ujházy N., Molnár Zs., Bede-Fazekas Á., Szabó M., Biró M (2020): Do farmers and conservationists perceive landscape changes differently? Ecology and Society, 25(3):12.
Ulicsni Viktor, Babai Dániel, Juhász Erika, Molnár Zsolt, Biró Marianna (2020): Local knowledge about a newly reintroduced, rapidly spreading species (Eurasian beaver) and perception of its impact on ecosystem services PLoS ONE 15(5): e0233506.
Varga, A., Demeter, L., Ulicsni, V., Öllerer, K., Biró, M., Babai, D., Molnár, Zs. (2020): Prohibited, but still present: local and traditional knowledge about the practice and impact of forest grazing by domestic livestock in Hungary Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 16: 51


Biró, M., Molnár, Z., Babai, D., Dénes, A., Fehér, A., Barta, S., Sáfián., L., Szabados, K., Kiš, A., Demeter, L., Öllerer, K. (2019): Reviewing historical traditional knowledge for innovative conservation management: A re-evaluation of wetland grazing Science of the Total Environment,
Erdős L, Bátori Z, Bede-Fazekas Á, Biró M, Darányi N, Magnes M, Pásztor L, Sengl P, Szitár K, Tölgyesi Cs, Kröel-Dulay Gy (2019): Trends in species composition and richness alonga centre-to-periphery gradient in forest-steppesof the southern Carpathian Basin Tuexenia 39: pp. 357-375.
Gantuya, B., Avar, Á., Babai, D., Molnár, Á., Molnár, Zs. (2019): “A herder’s duty is to think”: landscape partitioning and folk habitats of Mongolian herders in a mountain forest steppe (Khuvsugul-Murun region) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 15:54
Tinya, F., Márialigeti, S., Bidló, A., Ódor, P. (2019): Environmental drivers of the forest regeneration in temperate mixed forests Forest Ecology and Management 433: 720-728.


Elek, Z., Kovács, B., Aszalós, R., Boros, G., Samu, F., Tinya, F., Ódor, P. (2018): Taxon-specific responses to different forestry treatments in a temperate forest. Scientific Reports 8, 16990.
Kovács, B., Tinya, F., Guba, E., Németh, Cs., Sass, V., Bidló, A., Ódor, P. (2018): The short-term effects of experimental forestry treatments on site conditions in an oak–hornbeam forest. Forests 9: 406
Podani, J, Ódor, P., Fattorini, S., Strona, G., Heino, J., Schmera, D. (2018): Exploring multiple presence-absence data structures in ecology. Ecological Modelling 383: 41-51.


Ács, É;. Wetzel, C. E.; Buczkó, K.; Kiss, K. T.; Nagy, K.; Trábert Zs.; Földi, A..; Pozderka, V..; Werner, P.; Heudre, D. & Luc Ector, L (2017): Biogeography and morphology of a poorly known Sellaphora species Fottea, Olomouc, 17(1): 57–64
Bölöni János, Ódor Péter, Ádám Réka, William S Keeton , Aszalós Réka (2017): Quantity and dynamics of dead wood in managed and unmanaged dry-mesic oak forests in the Hungarian Carpathians FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT 399: pp. 120-131.
Kovács, B., Tinya, F., Ódor, P. (2017): Stand structural drivers of microclimate in mature temperate mixed forests Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 234–235: pp. 11–21.
Mihók B, Biró M, Molnár Zs, Kovács E, Bölöni J, Erős T, Standovár T, Török P, Csorba G, Margóczi K, Báldi A (2017): Biodiversity on the waves of history: conservation in a changing social and institutional environment in Hungary, a post-soviet EU member state. Biological Conservation. 211: 67-75
Ónodi G, Kertész M, Kovács-Láng E, Ódor P, Botta-Dukát Z, Lhotsky B, Barabás S, Mojzes A, Kröel-Dulay G (2017): Estimating aboveground herbaceous plant biomass via proxies: The confounding effects of sampling year and precipitation Ecological Indicators 79:355-360
Ónodi G; Kröel-Dulay G; Kovács-Láng E; Ódor P; Botta-Dukát Z; Lhotsky B; Barabás S;Garadnai J; Kertész M (2017): Comparing the accuracy of three non-destructive methods in estimating aboveground plant biomass COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 18(1): pp. 56-62.
Somodi I, Lepesi N, Botta-Dukát Z (2017): Prevalence dependence in model goodness measures with special emphasis on true skill statistics Ecology and Evolution 7(3): 863-872
Táborská, M., Procházková, J., Lengyel, A., Vrška, T., Hort, L., Ódor, P. (2017): Wood-inhabiting bryophyte communities are influenced by different management intensities in the past. Biodiversity and Conservation 26: 2893-2909.
Vad, C. F., A. L. Péntek, N. J. Cozma, A. Földi, A. Tóth, B. Tóth, N. A. Böde, A. Móra, R. Ptacnik, É. Ács, K. Zsuga, and Z. Horváth (2017): Wartime scars or reservoirs of biodiversity? The value of bomb crater ponds in aquatic conservation Biological Conservation 209:253–262.