László Demeter

assistant research fellow

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Main profile in keywords:
Pannonian region, floodplain hardwood forests, structure and dynamics, forest history, forest and marshland grazing, traditional forest-related grazing

– Stand structure and long-term dynamics of Pannonian floodplain hardwood forests.

– Effects of traditional forest-related knowledge and management on forest ecosystems.

– Effects of extensive grazing on vegetation in non-conventional pasture land (marshes and forests).

– Socio-economic driving forces of forest management in the 19-20th centuries.

Selected publications

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: -

Demeter, László; Molnár, Ábel Péter; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos; Öllerer, Kinga; Varga, Anna; Szabados, Klára; Tucakov, Marko; Kiš, Alen; Biró, Marianna; Marinkov, Jelena; Molnár, Zsolt. Controlling invasive alien shrub species, enhancing biodiversity and mitigating flood risk: A win–win–win situation in grazed floodplain plantations JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT. 295: -

Demeter, László; Molnár, Ábel Péter; Öllerer, Kinga; Csóka, György; Kiš, Alen; Vadász, Csaba; Horváth, Ferenc; Molnár, Zsolt. Rethinking the natural regeneration failure of pedunculate oak: The pathogen mildew hypothesis BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. 253, Paper: 108928 (2021)

Demeter, László; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos; Molnár, Zsolt; Csicsek, Gábor; Ortmann-Ajkai, Adrienne; Varga, Anna; Molnár, Ábel; Horváth, Ferenc. The legacy of management approaches and abandonment on old-growth attributes in hardwood floodplain forests in the Pannonian Ecoregion EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH. 139: 595-610

Öllerer, Kinga; Varga, Anna; Kirby, Keith; Demeter, László; Biró, Marianna; Bölöni, János; Molnár, Zsolt. Beyond the obvious impact of domestic livestock grazing on temperate forest vegetation – A global review BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION. 237: 209-219

Molnár, Zsolt; Szabados, Klára; Kiš, Alen; Marinkov, Jelena; Demeter, László; Biró, Marianna; Öllerer, Kinga; Katona, Krisztián; Đapić, Marko; Perić, Ranko; Ulicsni, Viktor; Babai, Dániel. Preserving for the future the — once widespread but now vanishing — knowledge on traditional pig grazing in forests and marshes (Sava-Bosut floodplain, Serbia) JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE. 17, Article number: 56 (2021)

Biró, M.; Molnár, Zs.; Öllerer, K.; Lengyel, A.; Ulicsni, V.; Szabados, K.; Kiš, A.; Perić, R.; Demeter, L.; Babai, D. Conservation and herding co-benefit from traditional extensive wetland grazing AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT. 300: -

Bürgi, Matthias; Cevasco, Roberta; Demeter, László; Fescenko, Anda; Gabellieri, Nicola; Marull Lopez, Joan; Östlund, Lars; Šantrůčková, Markéta; Wohlgemuth, Thomas. Where do we come from? Cultural heritage in forests and forest management . : 46-61

Varga, Anna; Demeter, László; Ulicsni, Viktor; Öllerer, Kinga; Biró, Marianna; Babai, Dániel; Molnár, Zsolt. Prohibited, but still present: local and traditional knowledge about the practice and impact of forest grazing by domestic livestock in Hungary JOURNAL OF ETHNOBIOLOGY AND ETHNOMEDICINE. 16: -

Biró, Marianna; Molnár, Zsolt; Babai, Dániel; Dénes, Andrea; Fehér, Alexander; Barta, Sándor; Sáfián, László; Szabados, Klára; Kiš, Alen; Demeter, László; Öllerer, Kinga. Reviewing historical traditional knowledge for innovative conservation management: A re-evaluation of wetland grazing SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 666: 1114-1125