Research Focus Groups

1) CLIMATE AND LANDSCAPE CHANGES IN THE PAST AND ITS IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES

1.1 Paleolimnological and paleoecological analyses of lakes and mires in the Carpathian Basin based on chironomid and pollen remains - Mónika TÓTH

1.2 Historical landscape ecology and vegetation changes - Zsolt MOLNÁR

1.3 Long-term change of the structure and quantity of the phytoplankton in the River Danube in relation with the climate change and the land use - Éva ÁCS

1.4 Effect of environmental factors on the functional and phylogenetic diversity of phytoplankton communities - Károly PÁLFFY

1.5 Principles of diversity and seasonality of zooplankton - László G.-TÓTH


2) IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE: PREDICTIONS BASED ON EXPERIMENTS AND MODEL SIMULATIONS

2.1 Climate experiments at Fülöpháza - György KRÖEL-DULAY

2.2 Modelling the potential natural vegetation - Imelda SOMODI

2.3 Ecosystem approach modelling of climate change and land use change in space and time - Ferenc HORVÁTH


3) EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF IMPACTS OF LANDUSE

3.1 Effect of management on the biodiversity and ecosystem functions of forests - Péter ÓDOR

3.2 Impacts of land use on the biological diversity of grasslands - Szabolcs LENGYEL

3.3 Hidrobiological consequences of extreme water level changes of lakes - László G-TÓTH

3.4 Effect of land use on biodiversity and organization of aquatic communities - Tibor ERŐS


4) BIOLOGICAL INVASION

4.1 Impacts of biological invasions on the macroinvertebrate assemblages in Lake Balaton - Csilla BALOGH

4.2 Incorporation of invasive species into biotop network: Success and consequences - Csilla BALOGH

4.3 Appearance of invasive algae and aquatic macrophytes in fresh water bodies - Gábor BORICS

4.4 Impact of tree species on biodiversity and ecosystem functions in lowland forests of the Kiskunság sand region - Tamás RÉDEI

4.5 Study of local and traditional ecological knowledge - Zsolt MOLNÁR


5) ORGANIZATION OF BIOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES: TEST OF THE MODERN UNIFIED THEORY

5.1 Checking reliability of statistical methods used in community assembly studies by analysis of simulated data - Zoltán BOTTA-DUKÁT

5.2 Organization of animal communities of grasslands - Szabolcs LENGYEL

5.3 Trait-based studies of community assembly - Zoltán BOTTA-DUKÁT

5.4 Organization of living assemblages/communities of freshwater ecosystems - Gábor BORICS

5.5 Organization of the benthic diatom communities of small astatic wetlands - Éva ÁCS


6) ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS AND SERVICES

6.1 Ecosystem Service in Terrestrial Systems - András BÁLDI

6.2 Biodiversity and ecosystem functions in streams - Dénes SCHMERA

6.3 Land use, diversity and ecosystem functions of soda pans - Emil BOROS

6.4 Reliability of functioning of natural grasslands - Sándor BARTHA

6.5 Spatio-temporal changes of the aquatic biota in riverine ecosystems in the context of climate change, land use and other pressures - Gábor BORICS