László Erdős, PhD
Experimental Vegetation Ecology Research Group
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 147 +36 30 499-5142
forest-steppe, spatial heterogeneity, diversity patterns, nature conservation
1) Spatial heterogeneity of forest-steppes
My aim is to describe the patterns of environmental factors and vegetation in forest-steppes, with particular emphasis on diversity indices. I want to find out what the contribution of individual habitats to the overall diversities and conservation value of the whole mosaic landscape is.
2) Ecological edges and boundaries
I am investigating selected environmental parameters and vegetation characteristics of forest edges to reveal what their structural and functional role is.
3) Vegetation gradients
I study how vegetation is changing through a series of neighbouring communities. In particular, I am interested in the use of the multivariate technique called ‘moving split window analysis.’
4) Floristical and phytocoenological researches in the Villány Mts
I analyse the distribution and characteristics of plant associations in the Villány Mts, a small mountain region in southern Hungary. Also, I study the distribution of protected and rare plants in this region.
5) Naturalness indicators
I study how relative naturaness indicators can be used to assess the naturalness/degradation of plant communities, and how these indicators are related to similar systems such as the relative ecological indicators of Ellenberg and the hemeroby indicators of Jalas.
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
Erdős, László; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos; Bátori, Zoltán; Berg, Christian; Kröel-Dulay, György; Magnes, Martin; Sengl, Philipp; Tölgyesi, Csaba; Török, Péter; Zinnen, Jack. Species-based indicators to assess habitat degradation: Comparing the conceptual, methodological, and ecological relationships between hemeroby and naturalness values ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS. 136: -
Erdős, László; Krstonošić, Daniel; Kiss, Péter János; Bátori, Zoltán; Tölgyesi, Csaba; Škvorc, Željko. Plant composition and diversity at edges in a semi-natural forest–grassland mosaic PLANT ECOLOGY. 220: 279-292
Erdős, L; Ambarlı, D; Anenkhonov, O; Bátori, Z; Cserhalmi, D; Kiss, M; Kröel-Dulay, Gy; Liu, H; Magnes, M; Molnar, Zs; Naqinezhad, A; Semenishchenkov, Y; Tölgyesi, Cs; Török, P. The edge of two worlds: A new review and synthesis on Eurasian forest-steppes APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE. 21: 345-362