Katalin SZITÁR, PhD

assistant research fellow
szitar.katalin [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 152
+36703241282
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Restoration ecology of Hungarian sand grasslands in abandoned agricultural areas and burnt pine plantations. Reintroduction of native grassland species to restore degraded grasslands and assessing the use of seedbank samples stored in the Pannon seed bank. Study of the effects of invasive Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) on the spontaneous and assissted regeneration of sand grasslands.

Main profile in keywords: 
restoration ecology, invasion biology, reintroduction, grasslands
Selected publications:

2014

Rédei T, Szitár K, Czúcz B, Barabás S, Lellei-Kovács E, Pándi I, Somay L, Csecserits A (2014): Weak evidence of long-term extinction debt in Pannonian dry sand grasslands AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT 182:(1) pp. 137-143. (2014)
Szitár K, Ónodi G, Somay L, Pándi I, Kucs P, Kröel-Dulay Gy (2014): Recovery of inland sand dune grasslands following the removal of alien pine plantation BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 171: pp. 52-60. (2014)

2008

Szitár Katalin, Török Katalin (2008): Short-term effects of herbicide treatment on the vegetation of semiarid sandy oldfields invaded by Asclepias syriaca. L. Extended abstract in the Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, 8-12 September 2008, Ghent, Belgium. 1-4.
Szitár Katalin, Török Katalin (2008): On the importance of adequate restoration reference: the example of Pannonic rocky grasslands. Extended abstract in the Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, 8-12 September 2008, Ghent, Belgium. 1-4.

2007

Szitár Katalin, Török Katalin (2007): Long-term changes in species composition of seven Hungarian rocky grassland communities. Oral presentation at the BioCoin Conference, 20-24 April 2007, Vilnius, Lithuania