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The Institute of Ecology and Botany seeks to propose scientific solutions to the environmental challenges of our time, such as land-use change, habitat degradation, climate change, urbanisation, the effects of intensive agriculture, invasions, and the emergence of new diseases. The Institute’s nearly 80 researchers, organised in research groups, work on a wide range of organism groups and habitats, using a variety of methodological approaches. In addition to its basic research activities, the institute carries out a number of public monitoring and applied research activities.

Priority publications

Kröel-Dulay, György, Mojzes, Andrea, Szitár, Katalin, Bahn, Michael, Batáry, Péter, Beier, Claus, Bilton, Mark, De Boeck, Hans J., Dukes, Jeffrey S., Estiarte, Marc, Holub, Petr, Jentsch, Anke, Schmidt, Inger Kappel, Kreyling, Juergen, Reinsch, Sabine, Larsen, Klaus Steenberg, Sternberg, Marcelo, Tielbörger, Katja, Tietema, Albert, Vicca, Sara, Peñuelas, Josep. Field experiments underestimate aboveground biomass response to drought NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 6: 540-545

Tscharntke, Teja, Grass, Ingo, Wanger, Thomas C., Westphal, Catrin, Batáry, Péter. Beyond organic farming – harnessing biodiversity-friendly landscapes TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 36: 919-930

Molnár, Zsolt, Babai, Dániel. Inviting ecologists to delve deeper into traditional ecological knowledge TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 36: 679-690

Botta‐Dukát, Zoltán, Lukács, Balázs András. Optimal pooling of data for the reliable estimation of trait probability distributions GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. 30: 1344-1352

Zsebők, Sándor, Schmera, Dénes, Laczi, Miklós, Nagy, Gergely, Vaskuti, Éva, Török, János, Garamszegi, László Zsolt. A practical approach to measuring the acoustic diversity by community ecology methods METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 12: 874-884

Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó, Soltész, Zoltán, Szigeti, Viktor, Somay, László, Báldi, András. Non-rotational set-aside fields improve reproductive success of cavity-nesting bees and wasps at the landscape scale, but have no effect on other wild bees and hoverflies in mid-summer AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT. 308: -