deputy of director-general, scientific advisor
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
botta-dukat.zoltan [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 138
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Research topics in nutshell:
Assembly Rules: studying trait based assembly rules by comparing observed functional diversity to random references; identifying traits influenced by environmental filtering and competition

Biological invasion: pattern of plant invasion in Hungary; studying invasiveness by comparative ecological and experimental methods.

Phytosociology: syntaxonomical revision of Molinietalia meadows, development of Hungarian Phytosociological Database

Development new methods for data analysis: functional diversity, fidelity, co-occurrence based niche-width, validation of classification, semi-supervised classification.

PhD supervising:

University textbooks:

Main profile in keywords: 
assembly rules, biological invasion, phytosociology, data analysis
Selected publications:


Francesco de Bello, Zoltán Botta‐Dukát, Jan Lepš, Pavel Fibich (2021): Towards a more balanced combination of multiple traits when computing functional differences between species Methods in Ecology and Evolution


Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, Géza Meszéna (2016): Theory-based ecology: A Darwinian approach Oxford University Press, Oxford, (ISBN:978-0-19-957785-9) p.301


Botta-Dukát Zoltán (2005): Rao's quadratic entropy as a measure of functional diversity based on multiple traits. Journal of Vegetation Science 16: 533-540


Chytrý M, Tichý L, Holt J, Botta-Dukát Z (2002): Determination of diagnostic species with statistical fidelity measures. Journal of Vegetation Science 13:79-90.