Knowledge base & e-Infrastructure Group

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Development and management of IT applications, databases and web tools for ecology, botany and nature conservation. Contribution to developemtn of Biome-BGC ecosystem modeling and perform simulation runs. Modeling energy flow, carbon and nitrogen cycling of forest ecosystems.

Long term monitoring of strict forest reserves focused on stand structure, shrub and understorey layers. See: Homepage of Forest Reserve Programme.

Selected publications:


Laura Dobor, Zoltán Barcza, Tomas Hlásny, Ágnes Havasi, Ferenc Horváth, Péter Ittzés, Judit Bartholy (2015): Bridging the gap between climate models and impact studies: the FORESEE Database Geoscience Data Journal (2015) DOI: 10.1002/gdj3.22, Online ISSN: 2049-6060


Hidy, D, J Balogh, G Churkina, L Haszpra, F Horváth, P Ittzés, D Ittzés, S Ma, Z Nagy, K Pintér and Z Barcza (2014): Structural development and web service based sensitivity analysis of the Biome-BGC MuSo model Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16: p. 2941.
Hidy, Dóra and Zoltán Barcza (2014): User’s Guide for Biome-BGC MuSo v3.0 Unpublished, source URL:
Horváth, Ferenc, Ittzés, Péter, Ittzés, Dóra, Barcza, Zoltán, Dobor, Laura, Hidy, Dóra, Marosi, Attila, Hardisty, Alex (2014): Supporting environmental modelling with Taverna workflows, web services and desktop grid technology In: Ames, D.P., Quinn, N.W.T., Rizzoli, A.E. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15-19, San Diego, California, USA (ISBN: 978-88-9035-744-2)
Ma, S., Acutis, M., Barcza, Z., Touhami, H. Ben, Doro, L., Hidy, D., … Bellocchi, G. (2014): The grassland model intercomparison of the MACSUR (Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security ) European knowledge hub In D. P. Ames, N. W. T. Quinn, & A. E. Rizzoli (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software, June 15-19, San Diego, California, USA. San Diego: International Environmental Modelling and Software Society.
2016 - 2020 Sustainable use of ecosystem services - research for mitigating the negative effect of climate change, land use change and biological invasion (GINOP–2.3.2–15–2016–00019 - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)
2015 - 2015 AGRATéR - Extending NATÉR within the Agriculture Sector (AGRATéR - Ferenc HORVÁTH, PhD)
2014 - 2017 Towards robust projections of European forests under climate change (PROFOUND) (COST FP1304 PROFOUND - Ferenc HORVÁTH, PhD)
2011 - 2014 BioVeL - Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory, Biome-BGC Ecosystem Modellling (EU FP7 grant agreement number 283359 - Ferenc HORVÁTH, PhD)
2007 - continuous Hungarian phytosociological database (CoenoDAT database - Zoltán BOTTA-DUKÁT, DSc)
2002 Landscape Ecological Vegetation Mapping of Hungary (MÉTA - Zsolt MOLNÁR, DSc)
1997 - continuous ... Forest Reserve Research (Forest Reserve Research - Ferenc HORVÁTH, PhD)