Botany and Ecophysiology Research Group

RESEARCH GROUP LEADER: Tibor Szerdahelyi PhD., associate professor, acting director of institute


Professor: 1
Associate professor: 3
Research fellow: 3
Assistant: 1
PhD student: 6

Plant ecology, Climate Change, Global change adaptation strategies in the agriculture, Impact of land use changes, Material and energy flows in ecosystem and their relations with remotely sensed variables, Plant physiology, Photosynthesis, Plant water relations, Plant growth, Plant toxicology, Atmospheric pollution, Ozone and atmospheric composition, Environmental protection, Environmental monitoring, Measurement of environmental damage, Botany, Geobotany, Cenological investigations on dry grassland, Floristical and cenological investigations of wetlands, Land use management, Opportunities of remote sensing for vegetation mapping, Effects of reaction activities in restored grasslands

Hungarian Biological Society
Hungarian Botanical Society

Hungarian Meteorological Service
Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry of HAS, Hungary
Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences, Institute for Geological and Geochemical Research of HAS, Hungary
Centre for Agricultural Research, Agricultural Institute of HAS Hungary
Centre for Ecological Research, Institute of Ecology and Botany of HAS, Hungary
French National Institute for Agricultural Research
Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology
ETH Zürich, Switzerland
University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Applied Botany Research Group, Slovenia

environmental state monitoring
ecosystem-level, continuous gas exchange measurements
13CO2 concentration measurements (from air)
soil respiration measurements
leaf-level CO2/H2O occasional gas exchange measurements
CO2-flow analysis between the vegetation and the atmosphere
partitioning of ecosystem CO2-flow components
drought vulnerability of ecosystems under drought
options of the agricultural adaptation during the climate change
plant physiology (physiological stress) tests
investigation of desiccation tolerance
active passive cryptogamic bio-indication


EU FP7 AN Integration of Mitigation and Adaptation options for sustainable Livestock production under climate CHANGE, ANIMALCHANGE (2010)
OTKA Complex examination of CO2 exchange of natural grassland (2012)
OTKA Studying soil repsiration components in crop systems (2011)
SCIEX-NMS-CH Contribution of the different components to the soil CO2 efflux (2012) 
OTKA Methodological establishment of satellite born phenological observation to detect the response of global change induced reaction of ecological system (2010)

Oil and gas company (since 1990 periodically), Power plant (since 1990 periodically)