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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

Erdős László; Török Péter; W. Veldman Joseph; Bátori Zoltán; Bede-Fazekas Ákos; Magnes Martin; Kröel-Dulay György; Tölgyesi Csaba. How climate, topography, soils, herbivores, and fire control forest-grassland coexistence in the Eurasian forest-steppe biome. BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, 09 August 2022, Early View

Korányi, Dávid; Egerer, Monika; Rusch, Adrien; Szabó, Borbála; Batáry, Péter. Urbanization hampers biological control of insect pests: A global meta-analysis SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 834: 155396-

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

Valkó, Orsolya; Rádai, Zoltán; Deák, Balázs. Hay transfer is a nature-based and sustainable solution for restoring grassland biodiversity JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 311: Paper 114816-

Biró, Marianna; Molnár, Zsolt; Öllerer, Kinga; Demeter, László; Bölöni, János. Behind the general pattern of forest loss and gain: A long-term assessment of semi-natural and secondary forest cover change at country level Landscape and Urban Planning, 220:104334

Vári, Ágnes; Podschun, Simone A.; Erős, Tibor; Hein, Thomas; Pataki, Beáta; Iojă, Ioan-Cristian; Adamescu, Cristian Mihai; Gerhardt, Almut; Gruber, Tamás; Dedić, Anita; Ćirić, Miloš; Gavrilović, Bojan; Báldi, András. Freshwater systems and ecosystem services: Challenges and chances for cross-fertilization of disciplines AMBIO: A JOURNAL OF THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT. 51: 135-151