1. Diversity and composition of ecological communities
The main objective of the group is to study ecological communities. We focus mostly on freshwater macroinvertebrates. We apply wide variety of approaches (observational and experimental studies, meta-analyses and modelling) and focus on the causes and consequences of patterns in diversity and composition.
The core of the research program of the of Chemical ecology and Neurobiology Research Team is the analysis in invertebrates, mainly in mollusks, of chemosensory processes, interactions as well as the processing of chemical stimuli originating from the surrounding. All these aim to reveal the chemical ecological aspects of animal-plant and plant-animal interactions.
The group studies the distribution, diversity, dynamics and ecophysiology of phytoplankton (nano-, micro- and picoplankton) in Lake Balaton and other lakes with particular emphasis on extreme habitats.
'Mezokozmosz' rendszerben folytatunk erősen kontrollált kísérleteket, hogy elméleti és tapasztalati kérdéseket igazolhassunk.
We aim to understand how habitat quality and the spatial configuration of habitat patches in a network jointly shape community composition and sustain biodiversity.
The primary task of the research group is to study the structure, biological functions and long-term changes of the aquatic ecosystems and their communities (zooplankton, macro-invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, waterbird) especially regard to the Danube and Tisza River valley ecosystems, with particular attention to the climate change, land use, water use, river basin management, agriculture and other human activities such as polar light pollution effects, as well as provide scientific base for the restoration of rivers and related aquatic and wetland habitats, communities
Conducting research on planktonic and benthic algae, studying the effects of dynamic water regime, hydrological events, local and global disturbances and climate change.