Climate change and biodiversity: preliminary research for an adaptation strategy in Hungary
HU - others (Klímaváltozás, 2007, closed project)
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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
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.
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.
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.
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