Research groups

Forest Ecology Research Group

Head of the research group:

Scientific Advisor

Members of the research group:

Aszalós, Réka, PhD

research fellow

Bölöni, János, PhD

research fellow

Farkas, Edit, DSc

Team Leader Scientific Advisor

Frank, Tamás

institute engineer

Horváth, Csenge Veronika

assistant research fellow

Horváth, Ferenc, PhD

institute engineer

Komlós, Mariann

assistant researcher

Kovács, Bence, PhD

research fellow

Németh, Csaba, PhD

institute engineer

Szmorad, Ferenc

institute engineer

Tinya, Flóra, PhD

research fellow

Main profile:

The Forest Ecological Research Group focuses on the investigation of species and functional composition, structure and dynamics of forests. The studies are mainly related to the deciduous forests of the Carpathian basin including managed and unmanaged stands. The investigations include stand structure, many organism groups (plants, animals, fungi), forest site (microclimate, soil conditions) and biological processes (decomposition, predation, regeneration, effect of large herbivores). The current research projects of the group are (1) the effect of forest management on forest site, biodiversity and regeneration; (2) evaluation of ecological effects of continuous forest cover management; (3) investigation of the effects of conservation management on biodiversity in oak forests; (4) the importance of dead wood in biodiversity (bryophytes and fungi); (5) the effect of stand structure on the biodiversity of different organism groups; (6) revealing the biological and chemical diversity of lichens and lichenicolous fungi, community ecological and taxonomical investigation of lichens, maintenance of Lichen herbarium VBI.

From 2020 the Laboratory for Lichenology merged into Forest Ecological Research Group.

Selected publications

Aszalós Réka; Kovács Bence; Tinya Flóra; Németh Csaba; Horváth Csenge Veronika; Ódor Péter.: Canopy gaps are less susceptible to disturbance-related and invasive herbs than clear-cuts: Temporal changes in the understorey after experimental silvicultural treatments FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 549 Paper: 121438 (2023)
2023

Tinya Flóra; Doerfler Inken; de Groot Maarten; Heilman-Clausen Jacob; Kovács Bence; Mårell Anders; Nordén Björn; Aszalós Réka; Bässler Claus; Brazaitis Gediminas; Burrascano Sabina; Camprodon Jordi; Chudomelová Markéta; Čížek Lukáš; D'Andrea Ettore; Gossner Martin; Halme Panu; Hédl Radim; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kouki Jari; Kozel Petr; Lõhmus Asko; López Rosana; Máliš František; Martín Juan A.; Matteucci Giorgio; Mattioli Walter; Mundet Roser; Müller Jörg; Nicolas Manuel; Oldén Anna; Piqué Míriam; Preikša Žydrūnas; Rovira Ciuró Joan; Remm Liina; Schall Peter; Šebek Pavel; Seibold Sebastian; Simončič Primož; Ujházy Karol; Ujházyová Mariana; Vild Ondřej; Vincenot Lucie; Weisser Wolfgang; Ódor Péter.: A synthesis of multi-taxa management experiments to guide forest biodiversity conservation in Europe GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, 46. Paper: e02553 (2023)
2023

Horváth Csenge Veronika; Kovács Bence; Tinya Flóra; Schadeck Locatelli Julia; Németh Csaba; Crecco Lorenzo; Illés Gábor; Csépányi Péter; Ódor Péter.: A matter of size and shape: Microclimatic changes induced by experimental gap openings in a sessile oak–hornbeam forest SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 873 Paper: 162302 (2023)
2023

Burrascano Sabina; Chianucci Francesco; Trentanovi Giovanni; Kepfer-Rojas Sebastian; Sitzia Tommaso; Tinya Flóra; Doerfler Inken; Paillet Yoan; Nagel Thomas Andrew; Mitic Bozena; Morillas Lourdes; Munzi Silvana; Van der Sluis Theo; Alterio Edoardo; Balducci Lorenzo; de Andrade Rafael Barreto; Bouget Christophe; Giordani Paolo; Lachat Thibault; Matosevic Dinka; Napoleone Francesca; Nascimbene Juri; Paniccia Chiara; Roth Nicolas; Aszalós Réka; Brazaitis Gediminas; Cutini Andrea; D'Andrea Ettore; De Smedt Pallieter; Heilmann-Clausen Jacob; Janssen Philippe; Kozák Daniel; Mårell Anders; Mikoláš Martin; Nordén Björn; Matula Radim; Schall Peter; Svoboda Miroslav; Ujhazyova Mariana; Vandekerkhove Kris; Wohlwend Michael; Xystrakis Fotios; Aleffi Michele; Ammer Christian; Archaux Frederic; Asbeck Thomas; Avtzis Dimitrios; Ayasse Manfred; Bagella Simonetta; Balestrieri Rosario; Barbati Anna; Basile Marco; Bergamini Ariel; Bertini Giada; Biscaccianti Alessandro Bruno; Boch Steffen; Bölöni János; Bombi Pierluigi; Boscardin Yves; Brunialti Giorgio; Bruun Hans Henrik; Buscot François; Byriel David Bille; Campagnaro Thomas; Campanaro Alessandro; Chauvat Matthieu; Ciach Michał; Čiliak Marek; Cistrone Luca; Pereira Joao Manuel Cordeiro; Daniel Rolf; De Cinti Bruno; De Filippo Gabriele; Dekoninck Wouter; Di Salvatore Umberto; Dumas Yann; Elek Zoltán; Ferretti Fabrizio; Fotakis Dimitrios; Frank Tamás; Frey Julian; Giancola Carmen; Gomoryová Erika; Gosselin Marion; Gosselin Frederic; Gossner Martin M.; Götmark Frank; Haeler Elena; Hansen Aslak Kappel; Hertzog Lionel; Hofmeister Jeňýk; Hošek Jan; Johannsen Vivian Kvist; Justensen Mathias Just; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kovács Bence; Lakatos Ferenc; Landivar Carlos Miguel; Lens Luc; Lingua Emanuele; Lombardi Fabio; Máliš František; Marchino Luca; Marozas Vitas; Matteucci Giorgio; Mattioli Walter; Møller Peter Friis; Müller Jörg; Németh Csaba; Ónodi Gábor; Parisi Francesco; Perot Thomas; Perret Sandrine; Persiani Anna Maria; Portaccio Alessia; Posillico Mario; Preikša Žydrūnas; Rahbek Carsten; Rappa Nolan James; Ravera Sonia; Romano Antonio; Samu Ferenc; Scheidegger Christoph; Schmidt Inger Kappel; Schwegmann Sebastian; Sicuriello Flavia; Spinu Andreea Petronela; Spyroglou Gavriil; Stillhard Jonas; Topalidou Eleni; Tøttrup Anders P.; Ujházy Karol; Veres Katalin; Verheyen Kris; Weisser Wolfgang W.; Zapponi Livia; Ódor Péter.: Where are we now with European forest multi-taxon biodiversity and where can we head to? BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 284. Paper: 110176 (2023)
2023

Trentanovi Giovanni; Campagnaro Thomas; Sitzia Tommaso; Chianucci Francesco; Vacchiano Giorgio; Ammer Christian; Ciach Michał; Nagel Thomas A.; del Río Miren; Paillet Yoan; Munzi Silvana; Vandekerkhove Kris; Bravo-Oviedo Andrés; Cutini Andrea; D'Andrea Ettore; De Smedt Pallieter; Doerfler Inken; Fotakis Dimitris; Heilmann-Clausen Jacob; Hofmeister Jeňýk; Hošek Jan; Janssen Philippe; Kepfer Rojas Sebastian; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kovács Bence; Kozák Daniel; Lachat Thibault; Mårell Anders; Matula Radim; Mikoláš Martin; Nordén Björn; Ódor Péter; Perović Marko; Pötzelsberger Elisabeth; Schall Peter; Svoboda Miroslav; Tinya Flóra; Ujházyová Mariana; Burrascano Sabina.: Words apart: Standardizing forestry terms and definitions across European biodiversity studies FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, Volume 10, Paper: 100128 , 69 p. (2023)
2023

Aszalós, Réka; Thom, Dominik; Aakala, Tuomas; Angelstam, Per; Brūmelis, Guntis; Gálhidy, László; Gratzer, Georg; Hlásny, Tomáš; Katzensteiner, Klaus; Kovács, Bence; Knoke, Thomas; Larrieu, Laurent; Motta, Renzo; Müller, Jörg; Ódor, Péter; Roženbergar, Dušan; Paillet, Yoan; Pitar, Diana; Standovár, Tibor; Svoboda, Miroslav; Szwagrzyk, Jerzy; Toscani, Philipp; Keeton, William S.: Natural disturbance regimes as a guide for sustainable forest management in Europe ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. 32: -
2022

Tinya, Flóra; Kovács, Bence; Bidló, András; Dima, Bálint; Király, Ildikó; Kutszegi, Gergely; Lakatos, Ferenc; Mag, Zsuzsa; Márialigeti, Sára; Nascimbene, Juri; Samu, Ferenc; Siller, Irén; Szél, Győző; Ódor, Péter.: Environmental drivers of forest biodiversity in temperate mixed forests – A multi-taxon approach SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 795: -
2021

Bölöni, János; Aszalós, Réka; Frank, Tamás; Ódor, Péter.: Forest type matters: Global review about the structure of oak dominated old-growth temperate forests FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT. 500: -
2021

Kovács, Bence; Tinya, Flóra; Németh, Csaba; Ódor, Péter.: Unfolding the effects of different forestry treatments on microclimate in oak forests: results of a 4-year experiment ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS. 30: -
2020

Aszalós Réka; Kovács Bence; Tinya Flóra; Németh Csaba; Horváth Csenge Veronika; Ódor Péter.: Canopy gaps are less susceptible to disturbance-related and invasive herbs than clear-cuts: Temporal changes in the understorey after experimental silvicultural treatments FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT, 549 Paper: 121438 (2023)
2023

Tinya Flóra; Doerfler Inken; de Groot Maarten; Heilman-Clausen Jacob; Kovács Bence; Mårell Anders; Nordén Björn; Aszalós Réka; Bässler Claus; Brazaitis Gediminas; Burrascano Sabina; Camprodon Jordi; Chudomelová Markéta; Čížek Lukáš; D'Andrea Ettore; Gossner Martin; Halme Panu; Hédl Radim; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kouki Jari; Kozel Petr; Lõhmus Asko; López Rosana; Máliš František; Martín Juan A.; Matteucci Giorgio; Mattioli Walter; Mundet Roser; Müller Jörg; Nicolas Manuel; Oldén Anna; Piqué Míriam; Preikša Žydrūnas; Rovira Ciuró Joan; Remm Liina; Schall Peter; Šebek Pavel; Seibold Sebastian; Simončič Primož; Ujházy Karol; Ujházyová Mariana; Vild Ondřej; Vincenot Lucie; Weisser Wolfgang; Ódor Péter.: A synthesis of multi-taxa management experiments to guide forest biodiversity conservation in Europe GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION, 46. Paper: e02553 (2023)
2023

Horváth Csenge Veronika; Kovács Bence; Tinya Flóra; Schadeck Locatelli Julia; Németh Csaba; Crecco Lorenzo; Illés Gábor; Csépányi Péter; Ódor Péter.: A matter of size and shape: Microclimatic changes induced by experimental gap openings in a sessile oak–hornbeam forest SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT, 873 Paper: 162302 (2023)
2023

Burrascano Sabina; Chianucci Francesco; Trentanovi Giovanni; Kepfer-Rojas Sebastian; Sitzia Tommaso; Tinya Flóra; Doerfler Inken; Paillet Yoan; Nagel Thomas Andrew; Mitic Bozena; Morillas Lourdes; Munzi Silvana; Van der Sluis Theo; Alterio Edoardo; Balducci Lorenzo; de Andrade Rafael Barreto; Bouget Christophe; Giordani Paolo; Lachat Thibault; Matosevic Dinka; Napoleone Francesca; Nascimbene Juri; Paniccia Chiara; Roth Nicolas; Aszalós Réka; Brazaitis Gediminas; Cutini Andrea; D'Andrea Ettore; De Smedt Pallieter; Heilmann-Clausen Jacob; Janssen Philippe; Kozák Daniel; Mårell Anders; Mikoláš Martin; Nordén Björn; Matula Radim; Schall Peter; Svoboda Miroslav; Ujhazyova Mariana; Vandekerkhove Kris; Wohlwend Michael; Xystrakis Fotios; Aleffi Michele; Ammer Christian; Archaux Frederic; Asbeck Thomas; Avtzis Dimitrios; Ayasse Manfred; Bagella Simonetta; Balestrieri Rosario; Barbati Anna; Basile Marco; Bergamini Ariel; Bertini Giada; Biscaccianti Alessandro Bruno; Boch Steffen; Bölöni János; Bombi Pierluigi; Boscardin Yves; Brunialti Giorgio; Bruun Hans Henrik; Buscot François; Byriel David Bille; Campagnaro Thomas; Campanaro Alessandro; Chauvat Matthieu; Ciach Michał; Čiliak Marek; Cistrone Luca; Pereira Joao Manuel Cordeiro; Daniel Rolf; De Cinti Bruno; De Filippo Gabriele; Dekoninck Wouter; Di Salvatore Umberto; Dumas Yann; Elek Zoltán; Ferretti Fabrizio; Fotakis Dimitrios; Frank Tamás; Frey Julian; Giancola Carmen; Gomoryová Erika; Gosselin Marion; Gosselin Frederic; Gossner Martin M.; Götmark Frank; Haeler Elena; Hansen Aslak Kappel; Hertzog Lionel; Hofmeister Jeňýk; Hošek Jan; Johannsen Vivian Kvist; Justensen Mathias Just; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kovács Bence; Lakatos Ferenc; Landivar Carlos Miguel; Lens Luc; Lingua Emanuele; Lombardi Fabio; Máliš František; Marchino Luca; Marozas Vitas; Matteucci Giorgio; Mattioli Walter; Møller Peter Friis; Müller Jörg; Németh Csaba; Ónodi Gábor; Parisi Francesco; Perot Thomas; Perret Sandrine; Persiani Anna Maria; Portaccio Alessia; Posillico Mario; Preikša Žydrūnas; Rahbek Carsten; Rappa Nolan James; Ravera Sonia; Romano Antonio; Samu Ferenc; Scheidegger Christoph; Schmidt Inger Kappel; Schwegmann Sebastian; Sicuriello Flavia; Spinu Andreea Petronela; Spyroglou Gavriil; Stillhard Jonas; Topalidou Eleni; Tøttrup Anders P.; Ujházy Karol; Veres Katalin; Verheyen Kris; Weisser Wolfgang W.; Zapponi Livia; Ódor Péter.: Where are we now with European forest multi-taxon biodiversity and where can we head to? BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 284. Paper: 110176 (2023)
2023

Trentanovi Giovanni; Campagnaro Thomas; Sitzia Tommaso; Chianucci Francesco; Vacchiano Giorgio; Ammer Christian; Ciach Michał; Nagel Thomas A.; del Río Miren; Paillet Yoan; Munzi Silvana; Vandekerkhove Kris; Bravo-Oviedo Andrés; Cutini Andrea; D'Andrea Ettore; De Smedt Pallieter; Doerfler Inken; Fotakis Dimitris; Heilmann-Clausen Jacob; Hofmeister Jeňýk; Hošek Jan; Janssen Philippe; Kepfer Rojas Sebastian; Korboulewsky Nathalie; Kovács Bence; Kozák Daniel; Lachat Thibault; Mårell Anders; Matula Radim; Mikoláš Martin; Nordén Björn; Ódor Péter; Perović Marko; Pötzelsberger Elisabeth; Schall Peter; Svoboda Miroslav; Tinya Flóra; Ujházyová Mariana; Burrascano Sabina.: Words apart: Standardizing forestry terms and definitions across European biodiversity studies FOREST ECOSYSTEMS, Volume 10, Paper: 100128 , 69 p. (2023)
2023

Projects

"LIFE 4 Oak Forests - Conservation management tools for increasing structural and compositional biodiversity in Natura2000 oak forests, Natura2000 tölgyerdők szerkezeti és kompozíciós biodiverzitásának növelését célzó természetvédelmi eszközök"

Lead researcher: Forest Ecology Research Group
Planned duration: 2017-2027
Amount of support: 406.037 EUR

Ökológiailag fenntartható erdőgazdálkodást megalapozó terepi kísérletek

Lead researcher:
Planned duration: 2018-2022
Amount of support: 46.940.000 Ft

Erdőfelújulás mesterséges lékekben – A folyamatos erdőborítást fenntartó erdőgazdálkodás és a természetvédelmi célú erdőkezelések ökológiai megalapozása

Lead researcher: Forest Ecology Research Group
Planned duration: 2020-2023
Amount of support: 25.497.000 Ft

Global patterns to molecular problems in lichenology

Lead researcher:
Planned duration: 2017-2023
Amount of support: 47.866.000 Ft