Center for Ecological Research invites scientists and practitioners to the 12th International Symposium on Enchytraeidae, (MTA ÖK) Balaton Limnological Institute, Tihany, Hungary, June 27-29, 2016.

Researchers of the Laboratory for Botany and Phytochemistry have organised the meeting “2nd Young Lichenologists’ Workshop in Hungary”, this time in the building of the Danube Research Institute in Budapest. The program was opened by Péter Ódor, the director of the Institute of Ecology and Botany on Thursday afternoon.

Biodiversity from terrestrial, marine, coastal, and inland water ecosystems provides the basis for ecosystems and the services they provide that underpin human well-being. However, biodiversity and ecosystem services are declining at an unprecedented rate.

We are deeply saddened to inform you that our collaguage dr. Miklós Puky biologist, passed away at the 20th of March leaving behind an irreplaceable void within all who loved him and worked with him.

An international team led by scientists at the University of Leicester has developed a way to increase our understanding of the die-back of reeds throughout Europe -- including popular tourist areas -- through satellite and aircraft monitoring systems.

Dr.Anand Narain Singh is a restoration ecologist currently working as an assistant Professor in the department of Botany, Panjab University Chandigarh-160014 since 2005 ( ; ResearchGate:

We learned Andrei Tsurykau (F. Skoryna State University, Gomel, Belarus) during the 18th Symposium of the Baltic Mycologists and Lichenologists and Nordic Lichen Society Meeting, in Dubingiai, Lithuania, 2011, also met during the 20th Excursion and meeting of the Nordic Lichen Society Vadstena, Sweden, 2013.

First contacts with Slovakian colleagues date back to the 1980s,1990s. We participated in various scientific events in both countries, e.g., the Slovak lichenological team organized the international conference „Decline and conservation of lichens and bryophytes in Central Europe” (Smolenice, 1991).

A proposal to build "Ecoinformatics Laboratory" was awarded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Principal Investigator: Zoltán Botta-Dukát, DSc - director of the Institute of Ecology and Botany, MTA ÖK

András Zlinszky, research fellow of the Balaton Limnological Institute received the Outstanding Student Poster award of this year’s European Geosciences Union General Assembly, in the “Earth and Space Science Instrumentation” division. More than 9500 posters were presented at the conference in 24 divisions, with max.