Scientific leaders

László Zsolt Garamszegi


1) Acoustic communication and cultural evolution We use a long-term dataset in a wild passerine model, the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) to understand the roles of bird song in sexual selection and the spatial and temporal […]

András Szilágyi

Director, Institute of Evolution

1. Origin of life Investigation of early evolution by analytical and in-silico models. Potential evolutionary routes to the first biological systems, prebiotic evolution. Analysis of the information integration capabilities of early biological systems. 2. Early major […]

Péter Ódor

Director, Institute of Ecology and Botany

Relationships between forest stand structure and forest biodiversity. Importance of dead wood in forest biodiversity (mainly bryophytes and fungi). Long-term monitoring of bryophyte community dynamics. Effect of forest management on microclimate and biodiversity.

Zsolt Végvári

Director, Instiute of Aquatic Ecology

1) Climatic responsiveness We investigate how plants and animals respond to climatic processes by modifying their phenological characteristics, such as flowering and emergence dates as well as the timing of migratory movements, considering broad taxonomic scales. […]

Orsolya Valkó

Head of Scientific Secretariat

She graduated as biologist in 2008, and defended her PhD in 2012 at the University of Debrecen. She is a doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2020. Orsolya Valkó is a scientific advisor at […]


Tamás Bajusz

Executive Director

He graduated from the Faculty of Industry of the University of Economics, Budapest, in 1981. He has a good command of German. He has been working at the Centre for Ecological Research since 2014. Prior to […]

László Zsarkó

Economic Director

He received his degree in economics in 2001, at the Faculty of Finance and Accounting of the Budapest School of Economics. He is a registered chartered accountant. He has a degree in Public Administration and is […]

Vince Zsigmond Head of Division, Botanical Garden Division

Ágnes Gulyás Head of Division, Projects and Proposals Division

Mária Törő Head of Division, Legal and Human Resources Division

Eszter Draskóczy Head of Communications

Anna Johanna Vass, PhD Library Manager

Domonkos M. Nagy Deputy Executive Director

Adrienn Tóthné Nagy Secretary of the Director-General

Henrietta Mátyók Secretary of the Executive Director