Ádám BEDE, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
bede.adam [at] ecolres.hu
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Research of landscape archaeological features

The human communities living in the landscape leave landscape traces, so-called landscape archaeological features (e.g. mounds, ramparts, earthworks, sites of churches and settlements). Detailed investigation of these features gives way to understand the connection between the landscape and people, to model the effects on the landscape and human communities. In addition during researches the ecological relevance of these features show up (conversion or losing of habitats). Good example of this is decrease of biodiversity on the mounds (kurgans). For historical ecological investigations the analysis of landscape and settlement history, furthermore the place names – as landscape traces – give relevant information.

Main profile in keywords: 
landscape archaeology, historical ecology, landscape history, settlement history, burial mounds (kurgans), place names
Selected publications:


Deák, B., Bede, Á., Tóth, C.A., Valkó, O., Lisetskii, F., Buryak, Z., Bragina, T.M., Apostolova, I., Bán, M., Báthori, F. (2020): Eurázsiai Kurgán Adatbázis: Új nemzetközi adatbázis a kunhalmok védelméért Tájökológiai Lapok 18 (2): pp. 99-113.
Deák, B., Valkó, O., Nagy D. D., Török, P., Torma, A., Lőrinczi, G., Kelemen, A., Nagy, A., Bede, Á., Mizser, Sz., Csathó, A.I., Tóthmérész, B. (2020): Habitat islands outside nature reserves – threatened biodiversity hotspots of grassland specialist plant and arthropod species Biological Conservation 241: 108254.


Bede, Á. (2019): Cadastral field works on prehistoric mounds in the central part of the Tiszántúl region Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 70: pp. 283-300.
Bede, Á., Csathó, A.I. (2019): Complex characterization of kurgans in the Csanádi-hát region, Hungary Tájökológiai Lapok 17(2): pp. 131-145.


Deák, B., Valkó, O., Török, P., Kelemen, A., Bede, Á., Csathó, A.I., Tóthmérész, B. (2018): Landscape and habitat filters jointly drive richness and abundance of grassland specialist plants in terrestrial habitat islands. Landscape Ecology 33: 1117-1132