bfakos [at] ecolres.hu
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Brief description of the main scopes: 

1) Climate change and potential natural vegetation
Potential impact of climate change on the vegetation of Hungary is studied. Potential present and future vegetation of Hungary is predicted.

2) Climate change and ornamental dendrology
Impact of climate change on the ornamental plant application in Hungary and the application possibilities of warm demanding ornamental plants are studied. Related to this research field, previously we developed the methodology of stylization of climate sensitive habitats, and conducted a phenological research on the fall leaf coloring of ornamental plants.

3) Methodology of predictive ecological modeling
Now, calculation of bioclimatic predictors in case of changing climate is studied, while previously we developed a software for modeling distributions in GIS environment using artificial neural networks.

Main profile in keywords: 
climate change, potential vegetation, ornamental plant, ecological modeling, R, software development
Selected publications:


Ákos Bede-Fazekas, Imelda Somodi (2020): The way bioclimatic variables are calculated has impact on potential distribution models Methods in Ecology and Evolution
Cevallos, D., Bede‐Fazekas, Á., Tanács, E., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., Kövendi‐Jakó, A., & Török, K. (2020): Seed transfer zones based on environmental variables better reflect variability in vegetation than administrative units: evidence from Hungary Restoration Ecology Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 911–918
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
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.


Somodi Imelda, Molnár Zsolt, Czúcz Bálint, Bede-Fazekas Ákos, Bölöni János, Pásztor László, Laborczi Annamária, Niklaus E. Zimmermann (2017): Implementation and application of Multiple Potential Natural Vegetation models – a case study of Hungary Journal of Vegetation Science 28(6): pp. 1260-1269.