Ágnes VÁRI, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
vari.agnes [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 137
Brief description of the main scopes: 

We assess and map ecosystem services (ES), based on stakeholder involvement and participatory methods, integrating local expert knowledge into our models. We also use statistic analysis and GIS for building the ES models. Part of our work is regional, but we also have some assessments at national scale. Assessing ecosystem conditions is an important element within our work. My personal focus is on water related ecosystems and water related functions (hydrologic ES).

Main profile in keywords: 
ecosystem services
Selected publications:


Kuslits Béla, Vári Ágnes, Tanács Eszter, Aszalós Réka, Drasovean Anghel, Buchriegler Regina, Laufer Zsanett, Krsic Damir, Milanovic Ranko, Arany Ildikó (2021): Ecosystem Services Becoming Political: How Ecological Processes Shape Local Resource-Management Networks Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution Vol 9:125
Vári Á., Podschun S.A., Erős T., Hein T., Pataki B., Ioja I-C., Adamescu C.M., Gerhardt A., Gruber T., Dedic A., Ciris M., Gavrilovic B., Báldi A. (2021): Freshwater systems and ecosystem services: Challenges and chances for cross-fertilization of disciplines Ambio 51: pp. 135–151


Pinke, Zs., Decsi, B., Kozma, Zs., Vári, Á., Lövei, G. (2020): A spatially explicit analysis of wheat and maize yield sensitivity to changing groundwater levels in Hungary, 1961-2010. Science of the Total Environment, 715, 13655.
Vári, Á., Arany, I., Kalóczkai, Á., Kelemen, K., Papp, J., & Czúcz, B. (2020): Berries, greens, and medicinal herbs—Mapping and assessing wild plants as an ecosystem service in Transylvania (Romania). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 16(1), 13.