GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
szüneteltetett munkaviszony
somodi.imelda [at]
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Spatial vegetation modelling, including predictive modelling of the potential vegetation. Long-term vegetation dynamics at coarse (landscape) and fine (community) scales.

Main profile in keywords: 
vegetation ecology, vegetation dynamics, spatial modelling
Selected publications: 


Somodi I, Lepesi N, Botta-Dukát Z (2017): Prevalence dependence in model goodness measures with special emphasis on true skill statistics Ecology and Evolution 7(3): 863-872 More ››


Fekete, G., Molnár, Zs., Magyari, E., Somodi, I. and Varga, Z. (2014): A new framework for understanding Pannonian vegetation patterns: regularities, deviations and uniqueness. Community Ecology 15: (1)pp.12-26. (2014) More ››


Aszalós R, Somodi I, Kenderes K, Ruff J, Czúcz B, Standovár T (2012): Accurate prediction of ice disturbance in European deciduous forests with generalized linear models: a comparison of field-based and airborne-based approaches EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH 131: 1905-1915. More ››
Somodi Imelda, Andraž Čarni, Daniela Ribeiro, Tomaž Podobnikar (2012): Recognition of the invasive species Robinia pseudacacia from combined remote sensing and GIS sources Biological Conservation 150 (1): pp. 59-67. (2012) More ››
Somodi Imelda, Molnár Zsolt, Jörg Ewald (2012): Towards a more transparent use of the potential natural vegetation concept - an answer to Chiarucci et al. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: pp. 590-595. More ››


Somodi I, Virágh K, Miklós I (2011): A Bayesian MCMC approach to reconstruct spatial vegetation dynamics from sparse vegetation maps Landscape Ecology 26, 805-822 More ››
Virágh Klára, Tóth T, Somodi Imelda (2011): Effect of slight vegetation degradation on soil properties in Brachypodium pinnatum grasslands Plant and Soil 345, 303-313. More ››


Fekete G, Somodi I, Molnár Zs (2010): Is chorological symmetry observable within the forest steppe biome in Hungary? - A demonstrative analysis of floristic data. Community Ecology 11: 140-147. More ››
Somodi Imelda, Virágh Klára, Székely B, Zimmermann N E (2010): Changes in predictor influence with time and with vegetation type identity in a post-abandonment situation Basic and Applied Ecology 11, 225-233. More ››


Somodi Imelda, Virágh Klára, Podani János (2008): The effect of the expansion of the clonal grass Calamagrostis epigejos on the species turnover of a semiarid grassland Applied Vegetation Science 11: 187-192. More ››
Virágh Klára, Horváth András, Bartha Sándor, Somodi Imelda (2008): A multiscale methodological approach for monitoring the effectiveness of grassland management. Community Ecology 9(2): 237-246. More ››


Miklós I, Somodi Imelda, Podani János (2005): Rearrangement of ecological data matrices via Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation. Ecology 86, 3398-3410. More ››


Somodi Imelda, Virágh Klára, Aszalós Réka (2004): The effect of the abandonment of grazing on the mosaic of vegetation patches in a temperate grassland area in Hungary. Ecological Complexity 1: 177-189. More ››