Research groups

Conservation Ecology Research Group

Head of the research group:

Scientific Advisor

Members of the research group:

Mérő, Thomas Oliver, PhD

Research Fellow

Szabolcs, Márton, PhD

Assistant Research Fellow

Mizsei, Edvárd, PhD student

Orosz, Zsófia, Graduate student (external)

Paládi, Petra, Graduate student (external)

Radovics, Dávid, PhD student

Máté Tóth, Graduate student (external)

Main profile:

• impact of habitat restoration and conservation management on arthropod and vertebrate animal community organization and structure in lowland open wetlands and grasslands
• the role of habitat diversity in community organization and ecosystem restoration, study of landscape-level patterns in biodiversity, detection and disarming of ecological traps
• theory and practice of biodiversity monitoring, scale-dependence of conservation strategies, spatial conservation prioritization at European (EU) and regional (Balkan peninsula) levels and on the Tisza river catchment
• geographic distribution, life history, habitat choice, reproductive success and population biological parameters of animal species of conservation importance, model species: Long-tailed Mayfly (Palingenia longicauda), Fire-bellied Toad (Bombina bombina), Greek Meadow Viper (Vipera graeca), Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus), European Roller (Coracias garrulus), Red-footed Falcon (Falco vespertinus), Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix)