Marianna Biró, PhD

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historical landscape ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, long-term changes of Natura 2000 habitats, effects of grazing in wetlands

Historical landscape ecology, long-term vegetation changes, past habitat use, oral history, traditional ecological knowledge, perception of landscape changes, ecosystem services, Eurasian beaver, effects of grazing in wetlands, long-term changes of Natura 2000 habitats, village laws.
Methods: GIS, interview technics, analyzing historical maps and written historical sources.

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: -

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: -

Ujházy, Noémi; Molnár, Zsolt; Bede-Fazekas, Ákos; Szabó, Mária Ottilia; Biró, Marianna. Do farmers and conservationists perceive landscape changes differently? ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY. 25: -

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

Marianna Biró, János Bölöni, Zsolt Molnár Use of long-term data to evaluate loss and endangerment status of Natura 2000 habitats and effects of protected areas Conservation Biology. 32(3):660-671.

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: -

Gantuya, Batdelger; Biró, Marianna; Molnár, Ábel; Avar, Ákos; Sharifian Bahraman, Abolfazl; Babai, Dániel; Molnár, Zsolt. How Mongolian herders perceive ecological change in a “stable” landscape ECOLOGY AND SOCIETY. 26: -

Molnár, Zs.; Kelemen, A.; Kun, R.; Máté, J.; Sáfián, L.; Biró, M; Máté, A.; Vadász, Cs. Knowledge co‐production with traditional herders on cattle grazing behaviour for better management of species‐rich grasslands JOURNAL OF APPLIED ECOLOGY. 57: 1677-1687

Ulicsni, Viktor; Babai, Dániel; Juhász, Erika; Molnár, Zsolt; Biró, Marianna. Local knowledge about a newly reintroduced, rapidly spreading species (Eurasian beaver) and perception of its impact on ecosystem services PLOS ONE. 15: -