IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
varga.anna [at]
+36 28 360-122/160
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Silvopastoral systems (wood pastures, forest grazing) research in the Carphatian-basin. I use interdisciplinary methods (ethnobiological, landscape historical, ecological) during my work.

Main profile in keywords: 
silvopastoral systems, environmental history, ethnobiology
Selected publications:


Demeter, L., Bede-Fazekas, Á., Molnár, Zs., Csicsek, G. Ortmann-Ajkai, A., Varga, A., Molnár, Á., Horváth, F. (2020): The legacy of management approaches and abandonment on old‑growth attributes in hardwood floodplain forests in the Pannonian Ecoregion European Journal of Forest Research. Online first


Öllerer K., Varga A., Kirby K., Demeter L., Biró M., Bölöni J., Molnár Z (2019): Beyond the obvious impact of domestic livestock grazing on temperate forest vegetation – A global review Biological Conservation 237: 209–219


Roellig Marlene, Costa Augusta, Garbarino Matteo, Hanspach Jan, Hartel Tibor, Jakobsson Simon, Lindborg Regina, Mayr Sabine, Plieninger Tobias, Sammul Marek, Varga Anna, Fischer Joern (2018): Post Hoc Assessment of Stand Structure Across European Wood-Pastures: Implications for Land Use Policy Rangeland Ecology & Management 71: (5) pp. 526-535


Varga A, Molnár Zs, Biró M, Demeter L, Gellény K, Miókovics E, Molnár Á, Molnár K, Ujházy N, Ulicsni V, Babai D (2016): Changing year-round habitat use of extensively grazing cattle, sheep and pigs in East-Central Europe between 1940 and 2014: Consequences for conservation and policy. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 234:142–153.


Varga Anna, Molnár Zsolt (2014): The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Managing Wood-pastures. In: Hartel, T., Plininger, T.: European Wood-pastures in Transition. Routledge. pp.187-202.ISBN-13: 978-0415869898