Climate change and biodiversity: preliminary research for an adaptation strategy in Hungary

HU - others (Klímaváltozás, 2007, closed project)
Aims: 

The overall objective is to identify possible hazards for nature
conservation caused by the impacts of climatic changes on the
distribution of endangered species, natural habitats and invasions.
According to this the project aims at:

  • synthesizing the results European level bioclimatic modelling for
    Hungary, and assessing the climate sensitivity of relevant species
    groups and habitat types based on the results of the Landscape
    Ecological Vegetation Mapping of Hungary
  • identifing the potential of the Hungarian National Ecological Network in adaptation to the projected changes
  • initiating sector-wide and cross-sectoral communication on the
    climate change induced challenges in front of nature conservation in
    Hungary.
Results: 

The main product of the project is a detailed background study for the National Climate Change Strategy of Hungary. The full report is written in Hungarian, but there is an English summary available.

Publications: 

2009

Czúcz Bálint, Horváth Ferenc, Botta-Dukát Zoltán, Molnár Zsolt (2009): Modelling changes in ecosystem service supply based on vegetation projections. Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions, Copenhagen, 2009 March 10-12. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 6(30), 302011. More ››
Czúcz Bálint, Kröel-Dulay György, Torda Gergely, Molnár Zsolt, Tőkei L (2009): Regional scale habitat-based vulnerability assessment of the natural ecosystems. Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions, Copenhagen, 2009 March 10-12. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 6(44), 442006. More ››
Czúcz Bálint, Torda Gergely, Molnár Zsolt, Horváth Ferenc, Botta-Dukát Zoltán, Kröel-Dulay György (2009): A spatially explicit, indicator-based methodology for quantifying the vulnerability and adaptability of natural ecosystems. In: Leal Filho, W. & Mannke, F. Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change. Peter Lang International Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main. p. 209-227. More ››
Somodi Imelda, Czúcz Bálint, Zimmermann N E (2009): Modelling the potential vegetation distribution for assessing impact of land use change on the natural habitats in Hungary. 52nd International Symposium of the IAVS: Vegetation processes and human impact in a changing world. 30 May - 04 June 2009. Chania, Crete, Greece. Abstracts, p.107 More ››