Marianna BIRÓ, PhD

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
research fellow
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
biro.marianna [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 157
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Historical landscape ecology, long-term vegetation changes, past habitat use, oral history, traditional ecological knowledge, perception of landscape changes, ecosystem services, Eurasian beaver, effects of grazing in wetlands, long-term changes of Natura 2000 habitats, village laws.
Methods: GIS, interview technics, analyzing historical maps and written historical sources.

Main profile in keywords: 
historical landscape ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, long-term changes of Natura 2000 habitats, effects of grazing in wetlands
Selected publications:

2019

Biró, M., Molnár, Zs., Babai, D., Dénes, A., Fehér, A., Barta, S., Sáfián, L., Szabados, K., Kiš, A., Demeter, L., Öllerer, K. (2019): Reviewing historical traditional knowledge for innovative conservation management: A re-evaluation of wetland grazing. Science of The Total Environment. 666: 1114–1125.

2018

Biró, M., Bölöni, J. and Molnár, Zs. (2018): Use of long-term data to evaluate loss and endangerment status of Natura 2000 habitats and effects of protected areas. Conservation Biology. 32(3):660-671.

2015

Molnár Zsolt, Gellény Krisztina, Margóczi Katalin, Biró Marianna (2015): Landscape ethnoecological knowledge base and management of ecosystem services in a Székely-Hungarian pre-capitalistic village system (Transylvania, Romania). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:1.3.

2014

Stefan Schindler, Zita Sebesvari, Christian Damm, Kati Euller, Volker Mauerhofer, Anna Hermann, Marianna Biró, Franz Essl, Robert Kanka, Sophie G. Lauwaars, Christiane Schulz-Zunkel, Theo van der Sluis, Michaela Kropik, Viktor Gasso, Andreas Krug, Martin Pusch, Klaus-Peter Zulka, Werner Lazowski, Christa Hainz-Renetzeder, Klaus Henle, Thomas Wrbka (2014): Multifunctionality of floodplain landscapes: relating management options to ecosystem services. Landscape Ecology 29:229-244.

2013

Biró M, Czúcz B, Horváth F, Révész A, Csatári B, Molnár Zs (2013): Drivers of grassland loss in Hungary during the post-socialist transformation (1987-1999). Landscape Ecology 28(5): 789-803.