IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
bede-fazekas.akos [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122 / 133
Brief description of the main scopes: 

1) Climate change and potential natural vegetation
Potential impact of climate change on the vegetation of Hungary is studied. Potential present and future vegetation of Hungary is predicted.

2) Climate change and ornamental dendrology
Impact of climate change on the ornamental plant application in Hungary and the application possibilities of warm demanding ornamental plants are studied. Related to this research field, previously we developed the methodology of stylization of climate sensitive habitats, and conducted a phenological research on the fall leaf coloring of ornamental plants.

3) Methodology of predictive ecological modeling
Now, calculation of bioclimatic predictors in case of changing climate is studied, while previously we developed a software for modeling distributions in GIS environment using artificial neural networks.

Main profile in keywords: 
climate change, potential vegetation, ornamental plant, ecological modeling, R, software development
Selected publications:


Ákos Bede-Fazekas, Krisztina Szabó (2019): Predicting future shift of drought tolerance zones of ornamental plants in Hungary Időjárás 123(1): pp. 107-126.
Kyeongah Nah, Felicia Maria G. Magpantay, Ákos Bede-Fazekas, Gergely Röst, Attila János Trájer, Xiaotian Wu, Xue Zhang, Jianhong Wu (2019): Assessing systemic and non-systemic transmission risk of tick-borne encephalitis virus in Hungary PLoS ONE 14(6): e0217206


Bede-Fazekas Ákos, Czúcz Bálint, Somodi Imelda (2017): Vulnerability of natural landscapes to climate change – a case study of Hungary Időjárás 121(4): pp. 393-414.
Somodi Imelda, Molnár Zsolt, Czúcz Bálint, Bede-Fazekas Ákos, Bölöni János, Pásztor László, Laborczi Annamária, Niklaus E. Zimmermann (2017): Implementation and application of Multiple Potential Natural Vegetation models – a case study of Hungary Journal of Vegetation Science 28(6): pp. 1260-1269.
Tóth Endre György, Bede-Fazekas Ákos, Giovanni G. Vendramin, Francesca Bagnoli, Höhn Mária (2017): Mid-Pleistocene and Holocene demographic fluctuation of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in the Carpathian Mountains and the Pannonian Basin: signs of historical expansions and contractions Quaternary International