Selected publications

The most significant, selected publications of the Centre for Ecological Research (MTA ÖK).

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Alahuhta J., Kosten S., Akasaka M., Auderset D., Azzella M., Bolpagni R., Bove C.P., Chambers P.A., Chappuis E., Ilg C., Clayton J., de Winston M., Ecke F., Gacia E., Gecheva G., Grillas P., Hauxwell J., Hellsten S., Hjort J., Hoyer M.V., Kolada A., Kuoppala M., Lauridsen T., Li E-H., Lukács B.A,... Heino, J. (2017): Global variation in the beta diversity of lake macrophytes is driven by environmental heterogeneity rather than latitude. JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY (In Press) More ››
Kovács, B., Tinya, F., Ódor, P. (2017): Stand structural drivers of microclimate in mature temperate mixed forests Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 234–235: pp. 11–21. More ››
Maasz G, P Takács, P Boda, G Varbiro, Z Pirger (2017): Mayfly and fish species identification and sex determination in bleak (Alburnus alburnus) by MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry Science of The Total Environment 601-602: pp. 317-325. More ››
Maasz G, Z Zrinyi, P Takacs, S Lovas, I Fodor, T Kiss, Zs Pirger (2017): Complex molecular changes induced by chronic progestogens exposure in roach, Rutilus rutilus Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 139:9–17 More ››
Maasz, G., Zrinyi, Z., Reglodi, D., Petrovics, D., Rivnyak, A., Kiss, T., Jungling A, Tamas, A., Pirger, Z. (2017): Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) has neuroprotective function in dopamine-based neurodegeneration in rat and snail parkinsonian models Disease Models and Mechanisms More ››
Mihók B, Biró M, Molnár Zs, Kovács E, Bölöni J, Erős T, Standovár T, Török P, Csorba G, Margóczi K, Báldi A (2017): Biodiversity on the waves of history: conservation in a changing social and institutional environment in Hungary, a post-soviet EU member state. Biological Conservation. 211: 67-75 More ››
Nagy Gergő Gábor, Ladányi Márta, Arany Ildikó, Aszalós Réka, Czúcz Bálint (2017): Birds and plants: comparing biodiversity indicators in eight lowland agricultural mosaic landscapes in Hungary ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS 73: pp. 566-573 More ››
Ónodi G, Kertész M, Kovács-Láng E, Ódor P, Botta-Dukát Z, Lhotsky B, Barabás S, Mojzes A, Kröel-Dulay G (2017): Estimating aboveground herbaceous plant biomass via proxies: The confounding effects of sampling year and precipitation Ecological Indicators 79:355-360 More ››
Reinsch S., Koller E., Sowerby A., de Dato G., Estiarte M., Guidolotti G., Kovács-Láng E., Kröel-Dulay Gy., Lellei-Kovács E., Larsen K.S., Liberati D., Peñuelas J., Ransijn J., Robinson D.A., Schmidt I.K., Smith A.R., Tietema A., Dukes J.S., Beier C., Emmett B.A. (2017): Shrubland primary production and soil respiration diverge along European climate gradient. Scientific Reports 7, 43952. More ››
Somogyi B, Pálffy K, V.-Balogh K, Botta-Dukát Z, Vörös L (2017): Unusual behaviour of phototrophic picoplankton in turbid waters PLOS ONE 12: Paper e017431 More ››
Zlinszky András, Boergens Eva, Glira Philipp, Pfeifer Norbert (2017): Airborne Laser Scanning for calibration and validation of inshore satellite altimetry: a proof of concept Remote Sensing of Environment 197: pp 35-42 More ››


Anikó Csecserits*, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, György Kröel-Dulay, Barbara Lhotsky, Gábor Ónodi, Tamás Rédei, Katalin Szitár, Melinda Halassy (2016): Tree plantations are hot-spots of plant invasion in a landscape with heterogeneous land-use Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 226 (2016) 88–98 More ››
Engloner A., Szegő D. (2016): Genetic diversity of riverine reed stands indicating the water regime of the habitat Ecological Indicators, 61:846–849 More ››
Marc Estiarte, Sara Vicca, Josep Peñuelas, Michael Bahn, Claus Beier, Bridget A. Emmett, Philip A. Fay, Paul J . Hanson, Roland Hasibeder, Jaime Kigel, György Kröel-Dulay, Klaus Steenberg Larsen, Eszter Lellei-Kovács, Jean-Marc Limousin, Romà Ogaya, Jean-Marc Ourcival, Sabine Reinsch, Osvaldo E . Sala, Inger Kappel Schmidt, Marcelo Sternberg, Katja Tielbörger, Albert Tietema, Ivan A. Janssens (2016): Few multiyear precipitation–reduction experiments find a shift in the productivity–precipitation relationship. Global Change Biology 22: pp. 2570–2581. More ››
Melinda Halassy, Anand Narain Singh, Rebeka Szabó, Tibor Szili-Kovács, Katalin Szitár and Katalin Török (2016): The application of a filter-based assembly model to develop best practices for Pannonian sand grassland restoration Journal of Applied Ecology More ››
Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Földesi, R., Mózes, E., Szirák, A., Fischer, J., Hanspach, J., Báldi, A. (2016): Conservation of pollinators in traditional agricultural landscapes – New challenges in Transylvania (Romania) posed by EU accession and recommendations for future research. Plos One 11(6): e0151650 More ››
Lhotsky B, Kovács B, Ónodi G, Csecserits A, Rédei T, Lengyel A, Kertész M, Botta-Dukát Z (2016): Changes in assembly rules along a stress gradient from open dry grasslands to wetlands Journal of Ecology 104(2): 507-517. More ››
Pásztor L, Botta-Dukát Z, Magyar G, Czárán T, Meszéna G (2016): Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach Oxford University Press More ››
Eetu Puttonen, Christian Briese, Gottfried Mandlburger, Martin Wieser, Martin Pfennigbauer, András Zlinszky, Norbert Pfeifer (2016): Quantification of Overnight Movement of Birch (Betula pendula) Branches and Foliage with Short Interval Terrestrial Laser Scanning Frontiers in Plant Science, Section Plant Biophysics and Modeling 7: 222. doi:10.3389/fpls.2016.00222. More ››
Sándor R, Barcza Z, Hidy D, Lellei-Kovács E, Ma S, Bellocchi G (2016): Modelling of grassland fluxes in Europe: Evaluation of two biogeochemical models. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 215, 1-19. More ››
Szitár, K., Ónodi, G., Somay, L., Pándi, I., Kucs, P., Kröel-Dulay, G. (2016): Contrasting effects of land use legacies on grassland restoration in burnt pine plantations Biological Conservation 201 (2016): 356-362. More ››


Árva, D., Tóth, M., Horváth, H., Nagy, S.A., Specziár, A. (2015): The relative importance of spatial and environmental processes in distribution of benthic chironomid larvae within a large and shallow lake Hydrobiologia 742: pp. 249–266. More ››
Babai D., Tóth A., Szentirmai I., Bíró M., Máté A., Demeter L., Szépligeti M., Varga A., Molnár Á., Kun R., Molnár Zs. (2015): Do conservation and agri-environmental regulations effectively support traditional small-scale farming in East-Cental European cultural landscapes? Biodiversity and Conservation 24: pp. 1-23. (2015) More ››