A research group led by fellows from the Centre for Ecological Research summarized spatial priorities for freshwater biodiversity in Europe
A research group led by fellows from the Centre for Ecological Research summarized spatial priorities for freshwater biodiversity in Europe

A research group led by fellows from the Centre for Ecological Research created a comprehensive analysis on the freshwater biodiversity of Europe. They prioritised water catchments based on the conservation value of the species living there.

2022. 07. 24.

The role of microbial cooperation in the development of higher level organisation
The role of microbial cooperation in the development of higher level organisation

István Zachar and Gergely Boza, researchers of the Institute of Evolution, ELKH Centre for Ecological Research (ÖK) investigated the role of cooperative interactions among microbial cells in the development of higher levels of organisation. They identified

2022. 06. 30.

The Ecology of Spider Sociality: A Spatial Model
The Ecology of Spider Sociality: A Spatial Model

Zsóka Vásárhelyi and István Scheuring, researchers at the Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research, and Leticia Avilés, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, studied the geographical distribution of spiders with varying levels of

2022. 06. 28.

Spectral sensitivity transition in the compound eyes of a twilight-swarming mayfly and its visual ecological implications
Spectral sensitivity transition in the compound eyes of a twilight-swarming mayfly and its visual ecological implications

Researchers of the ELKH Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Aquatic Ecology and the Institute of Biology of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) studied the spectral sensitivity of mayflies during their larval and adult life stages. Using

2022. 06. 28.

Eurasian crane (Grus grus) as ecosystem engineer in grasslands
Eurasian crane (Grus grus) as ecosystem engineer in grasslands

Ecosystem engineer organisms alter the local environmental conditions and resource distribution in a way that they create and maintain habitats or microhabitats for other organisms. The engineered patches are characterised by different structure and functioning compared

2022. 06. 28.

2022. 12. 02.

Evolutionary ecology of invasive mosquitoes

We are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher for 24 months to work on a nationally funded (NRDI) project on the ecological causes and consequences of the spread of invasive mosquitoes in Hungary. BACKGROUND: Climate change […]

2022. 11. 04.

Appointment of Deputy Director

On the recommendation of the Director of the Institute of Aquatic Ecology, the Director-General of the Centre for Ecological Research appointed Péter Dobosy as Deputy Director of the Institute of Aquatic Ecology from 1 November 2022. […]

2022. 10. 03.

International Meeting for PhD students in Botany organized by the CER IEB researchers

Between 22-25 September 2022, the researchers of the Centre for Ecological Research Institute of Ecology and Botany (CER IEB), and members of the Hungarian Ecological Society (HES) organized an International Meeting for PhD students in vegetation […]

2022. 09. 19.

New ’Forefront’ project at the Centre of Ecological Research

The research project of Orsolya Valkó (CER, IEB, ‘Lendület’ Seed Ecology Research Group) was one of the ten funded Forefront projects by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in 2022. The research funding will enable […]

2022. 08. 01.

Zsolt Molnár elected member of Academia Europaea

Zsolt Molnár, DSc, ethno-ecologist, scientific advisor of the Centre for Ecological Research and head of the Traditional Ecological Knowledge research group, has been elected a member of Academia Europaea. The Academia Europaea is a non-governmental association […]

2022. 07. 24.

A research group led by fellows from the Centre for Ecological Research summarized spatial priorities for freshwater biodiversity in Europe

A research group led by fellows from the Centre for Ecological Research created a comprehensive analysis on the freshwater biodiversity of Europe. They prioritised water catchments based on the conservation value of the species living there. […]

2022. 06. 30.

The role of microbial cooperation in the development of higher level organisation

István Zachar and Gergely Boza, researchers of the Institute of Evolution, ELKH Centre for Ecological Research (ÖK) investigated the role of cooperative interactions among microbial cells in the development of higher levels of organisation. They identified […]

2022. 06. 28.

The Ecology of Spider Sociality: A Spatial Model

Zsóka Vásárhelyi and István Scheuring, researchers at the Institute of Evolution, Centre for Ecological Research, and Leticia Avilés, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, studied the geographical distribution of spiders with varying levels of […]

2022. 06. 28.

Spectral sensitivity transition in the compound eyes of a twilight-swarming mayfly and its visual ecological implications

Researchers of the ELKH Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Aquatic Ecology and the Institute of Biology of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) studied the spectral sensitivity of mayflies during their larval and adult life stages. Using […]

2022. 06. 28.

Eurasian crane (Grus grus) as ecosystem engineer in grasslands

Ecosystem engineer organisms alter the local environmental conditions and resource distribution in a way that they create and maintain habitats or microhabitats for other organisms. The engineered patches are characterised by different structure and functioning compared […]

2022. 05. 27.

Science and pseudoscience, art and dilettantism – on pandemics

How does a good scientist and a good artist recognize that a new and significant value has been created in their field? Why is it that this cannot always be immediately recognized in science and art? […]

2022. 05. 11.

Urbanization, anthropods and biological defense – natural control of insect pests is weaker in inhabited areas

At least half of the insect species on our planet feed on plants (i.e., herbivores). Insect pests among them pose one of the greatest threats to both cultivated and naturally occurring plants. Regulating their numbers is […]

2022. 04. 10.

New EASAC Report on European Regenerative Agriculture

The European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC), the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) and the Academia Europaea Budapest Knowledge Hub will present the EASAC’s latest report “Regenerative Agriculture in Europe” at a jointly organised public symposium […]

2022. 04. 04.

Inspiration and intuition in the light of music and evolution

30 April 2022 – Scholarly discussion, garden picnic and jazz concert during tulip blossom. Is there a cultural evolution, namely are there similar processes operating behind the changes in fashions and habits as those that drive […]

2022. 03. 28.

Drought is one of the greatest ecological threats of the coming decades

In a recent study published in the prestigious journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from the ELKH Centre for Ecological Research (CER) compared the results of field experiments on the consequences of droughts with data from […]

2022. 03. 23.

Bayes and Darwin: How replicator populations perform Bayesian calculations

Statistical inference is an essential component of both animal behavior and artificial intelligence algorithms. It focuses on two main tasks: combining information learned from the past and perceiving the present to try to predict the future […]

2022. 03. 23.

Where could the successor of the coronavirus come from – and how should we prepear for it?

What can we do to avoid an unexpected close acquaintance with another rapidly spreading newcomer after the coronavirus? Biologists Gábor Kemenesi and Gábor Földvári also answered these questions in their science lecture, the recording of which […]

2022. 03. 23.

Biodiversity and Climate Protection Panel at the Budapest Climate Summit

The Budapest Climate Summit was held for the second time on October 7-8, 2021, where Gábor Földvári, the head of the Emerging Pathogen Ecology Research Group of the CER Institute of Evolution, participated as a speaker […]

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2022. 12. 02.

Evolutionary ecology of invasive mosquitoes

We are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher for 24 months to work on a nationally funded (NRDI) project on the ecological causes and consequences of the spread of invasive mosquitoes in Hungary. BACKGROUND: Climate change […]