Priority Research Areas
- Chemical evolutionary processes before the appearance of life.
- The appearance of life on Earth, the study of processes leading to the first protocells.
- Modelling evolutionary steps involving major increases in complexity.
- Modelling the co-evolution of cooperation and communication at different levels of organization from bacterial communities to human societies.
- Investigating the mechanisms that maintain human and animal cooperation.
- Cooperation and competition in microbial communities, evolutionary ecology of microbiomes.
- Evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology of parasites and pathogens.
- Evolutionary study of the coexistence of hosts and internal parasite species.
- Effects of climate change and environmental degradation on emerging pathogens, prevention options, the application of the DAMA (Document, Assess, Monitor, Act) protocol
- Epidemiological and ecological study of arthropod vectors, mainly ticks and of the pathogens they transmit.
- Evolutionary processes working on neural networks, and the study of the relationship between evolution and learning.
- Maintenance and restoration of the integrity of nature and society.
- Investigating the impact of silviculture on forest communities.
- Plant genetic conservation and ecological restoration in the National Botanical Garden.
- Development of conservation strategies based on seed ecology.
- Reconstruction of grassland habitats.
- Testing restoration ecology methods for the development of the national green infrastructure.
- Predicting the ecological impacts of climate change in the Carpathian Basin.
- The status biodiversity and ecosystem services in urban habitats.
- Biodiversity and protection of natural habitats embedded in agricultural landscapes.
- Ecological intensification, agroecology.
- Ecological analysis and sustainability of plant–pollinator relationships.
- Ecological analysis of biological invasion and its social and economic implications.
- Prevention of emerging diseases based on ecological principles.
- Investigation of plant community dynamics, search for community assembly rules.
- Maintaining plant databases and updating distribution maps.
- Knowledge co-production between science and other knowledge systems.
- Autecology of species in aquatic ecosystems.
- Field and experimental ecological studies exploring community assembly rules.
- Biogeochemical studies.
- Distributional biology studies.
- Investigation of factors threatening aquatic biodiversity (climate change, biological invasions, anthropogenic pollution, habitat loss).
- Conservation biology and restoration ecology research to support the protection of biodiversity.
- Integrative systems ecology analysis of aquatic ecosystem services, and of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
- Applied limnological, aquatic ecological and water quality research.
- Monitoring tasks and methodological developments relevant to the Water Framework Directive.
- Citizen science programmes.
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Gareth, A. Coleman; Adrián, A. Davín; Tara, A. Mahendrarajah; Lénárd, L. Szánthó; Anja, Spang; Philip, Hugenholtz; Gergely, J. Szöllősi; Tom, A. Williams. A rooted phylogeny resolves early bacterial evolution SCIENCE. 372: -
Apari, Péter; Földvári, Gábor. Tick bite induced α‐gal syndrome highlights anticancer effect of allergy BIOESSAYS. 44: -
Czégel, Dániel; Giaffar, Hamza; Tenenbaum, Joshua B.; Szathmáry, Eörs. Bayes and Darwin: How replicator populations implement Bayesian computations BIOESSAYS. 44: 1-11
István, Zachar; Gergely, Boza. The Evolution of Microbial Facilitation: Sociogenesis, Symbiogenesis, and Transition in Individuality FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 10: 1-20
Benjamin, Auxier; Tamás, L Czárán; Duur, K Aanen. Modeling the consequences of the dikaryotic life cycle of mushroom-forming fungi on genomic conflict ELIFE. 11: -
Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó; Soltész, Zoltán; Szigeti, Viktor; Somay, László; Báldi, András. Non-rotational set-aside fields improve reproductive success of cavity-nesting bees and wasps at the landscape scale, but have no effect on other wild bees and hoverflies in mid-summer AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT. 308: -
Zsebők, Sándor; Schmera, Dénes; Laczi, Miklós; Nagy, Gergely; Vaskuti, Éva; Török, János; Garamszegi, László Zsolt. A practical approach to measuring the acoustic diversity by community ecology methods METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 12: 874-884
Botta‐Dukát, Zoltán; Lukács, Balázs András. Optimal pooling of data for the reliable estimation of trait probability distributions GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY. 30: 1344-1352
Molnár, Zsolt; Babai, Dániel. Inviting ecologists to delve deeper into traditional ecological knowledge TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 36: 679-690
Tscharntke, Teja; Grass, Ingo; Wanger, Thomas C.; Westphal, Catrin; Batáry, Péter. Beyond organic farming – harnessing biodiversity-friendly landscapes TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 36: 919-930
Kröel-Dulay, György; Mojzes, Andrea; Szitár, Katalin; Bahn, Michael; Batáry, Péter; Beier, Claus; Bilton, Mark; De Boeck, Hans J.; Dukes, Jeffrey S.; Estiarte, Marc; Holub, Petr; Jentsch, Anke; Schmidt, Inger Kappel; Kreyling, Juergen; Reinsch, Sabine; Larsen, Klaus Steenberg; Sternberg, Marcelo; Tielbörger, Katja; Tietema, Albert; Vicca, Sara; Peñuelas, Josep. Field experiments underestimate aboveground biomass response to drought NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 6: 540-545
Boros, Emil; Takács, Anita; Dobosy, Péter; Vörös, Lajos. Extreme guanotrophication by phosphorus in contradiction with the productivity of alkaline soda pan ecosystems SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 793: -
Vincze, Orsolya; Fernando, Colchero; Jean-Francois, Lemaître; Dalia, A. Conde; Samuel, Pavard; Margaux, Bieuville; Araxi, Urrutia; Beata, Ujvari; Amy, M. Boddy; Carlo, C. Maley; Frederic, Thomas; Mathieu, Giraudeau. Cancer risk across mammals NATURE. 601: 263-267
Vincze, Orsolya; Vágási, Csongor I.; Penzes, Janka; Szabó, Krisztián; Magonyi, Nóra; Czirják, Gábor; Pap, Peter. Sexual dimorphism in immune function and oxidative physiology across birds: the role of sexual selection ECOLOGY LETTERS. 25: -
Cunillera-Montcusí, David; Beklioğlu, Meryem; Cañedo-Argüelles, Miguel; Jeppesen, Erik; Ptacnik, Robert; Amorim, Cihelio A.; Arnott, Shelley E.; Berger, Stella A.; Brucet, Sandra; Dugan, Hilary A.; Gerhard, Miriam; Horváth, Zsófia; Langenheder, Silke; Nejstgaard, Jens C.; Reinikainen, Marko; Striebel, Maren; Urrutia-Cordero, Pablo; Vad, Csaba F.; Zadereev, Egor; Matias, Miguel. Freshwater salinisation: a research agenda for a saltier world TRENDS IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION. 37: 440-453
The need for a paradigm shift in the field of nature conservation: the importnace of the impact of landscape structure on biodiversity patterns and functions
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