Research groups

Forest Ecological Research Group

Head of the research group:

Scientific Advisor

Members of the research group:

Réka Aszalós, PhD

research fellow

János Bölöni, PhD

research fellow

Edit Farkas, DSc

Team Leader Scientific Advisor

Tamás Frank

institute engineer

Bence Kovács, PhD

research fellow

Csaba Németh, PhD

Flóra Tinya, PhD

research fellow

Katalin Veres, PhD

research fellow

Nóra Varga

assistant research fellow

Mariann Komlós

assistant researcher

Main profile:

The Forest Ecological Research Group focuses on the investigation of species and functional composition, structure and dynamics of forests. The studies are mainly related to the deciduous forests of the Carpathian basin including managed and unmanaged stands. The investigations include stand structure, many organism groups (plants, animals, fungi), forest site (microclimate, soil conditions) and biological processes (decomposition, predation, regeneration, effect of large herbivores). The current research projects of the group are (1) the effect of forest management on forest site, biodiversity and regeneration; (2) evaluation of ecological effects of continuous forest cover management; (3) investigation of the effects of conservation management on biodiversity in oak forests; (4) the importance of dead wood in biodiversity (bryophytes and fungi); (5) the effect of stand structure on the biodiversity of different organism groups; (6) revealing the biological and chemical diversity of lichens and lichenicolous fungi, community ecological and taxonomical investigation of lichens, maintenance of Lichen herbarium VBI.

From 2020 the Laboratory for Lichenology merged into Forest Ecological Research Group.

Selected publications

Aszalós, Réka; Thom, Dominik; Aakala, Tuomas; Angelstam, Per; Brūmelis, Guntis; Gálhidy, László; Gratzer, Georg; Hlásny, Tomáš; Katzensteiner, Klaus; Kovács, Bence; Knoke, Thomas; Larrieu, Laurent; Motta, Renzo; Müller, Jörg; Ódor, Péter; Roženbergar, Dušan; Paillet, Yoan; Pitar, Diana; Standovár, Tibor; Svoboda, Miroslav; Szwagrzyk, Jerzy; Toscani, Philipp; Keeton, William S.: Natural disturbance regimes as a guide for sustainable forest management in Europe ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. 32: -
2022

Tinya, Flóra; Kovács, Bence; Bidló, András; Dima, Bálint; Király, Ildikó; Kutszegi, Gergely; Lakatos, Ferenc; Mag, Zsuzsa; Márialigeti, Sára; Nascimbene, Juri; Samu, Ferenc; Siller, Irén; Szél, Győző; Ódor, Péter.: Environmental drivers of forest biodiversity in temperate mixed forests – A multi-taxon approach SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 795: -
2021

Bölöni, János; Aszalós, Réka; Frank, Tamás; Ódor, Péter.: Forest type matters: Global review about the structure of oak dominated old-growth temperate forests FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT. 500: -
2021

Kovács, Bence; Tinya, Flóra; Németh, Csaba; Ódor, Péter.: Unfolding the effects of different forestry treatments on microclimate in oak forests: results of a 4-year experiment ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. 30: -
2020

Projects

"LIFE 4 Oak Forests - Conservation management tools for increasing structural and compositional biodiversity in Natura2000 oak forests, Natura2000 tölgyerdők szerkezeti és kompozíciós biodiverzitásának növelését célzó természetvédelmi eszközök"

Lead researcher: Forest Ecological Research Group
Planned duration: 2017-2027
Amount of support: 406.037 EUR

Ökológiailag fenntartható erdőgazdálkodást megalapozó terepi kísérletek

Lead researcher: Forest Ecological Research Group
Planned duration: 2018-2022
Amount of support: 46.940.000 Ft

Erdőfelújulás mesterséges lékekben – A folyamatos erdőborítást fenntartó erdőgazdálkodás és a természetvédelmi célú erdőkezelések ökológiai megalapozása

Lead researcher: Forest Ecological Research Group
Planned duration: 2020-2023
Amount of support: 25.497.000 Ft

Global patterns to molecular problems in lichenology

Lead researcher:
Planned duration: 2017-2023
Amount of support: 47.866.000 Ft