GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
deputy of director-general, scientific advisor
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
botta-dukat.zoltan [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 138
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Research topics in nutshell:
Assembly Rules: studying trait based assembly rules by comparing observed functional diversity to random references; identifying traits influenced by environmental filtering and competition

Biological invasion: pattern of plant invasion in Hungary; studying invasiveness by comparative ecological and experimental methods.

Phytosociology: syntaxonomical revision of Molinietalia meadows, development of Hungarian Phytosociological Database

Development new methods for data analysis: functional diversity, fidelity, co-occurrence based niche-width, validation of classification, semi-supervised classification.

PhD supervising:

University textbooks:

Main profile in keywords: 
assembly rules, biological invasion, phytosociology, data analysis
Selected publications:


Heger T, Pahl A T, Botta-Dukát Z, Gherardi F Hoppe C, Hoste I, Jax K, Lindström L, Boets P, Haider S, Kollmann J, Wittmann MJ, Jeschke JM (2013): Conceptual Frameworks and Methods for Advancing Invasion Ecology AMBIO 42(5): 527-540
Ódor P, Szurdoki E, Botta-Dukát Z, Papp B (2013): Spatial pattern and temporal dynamics of bryophyte assemblages in saline grassland Folia Geobotanica 48(2): 189-207
Pál RW, Csete S, Botta-Dukát Z, Pinke Gy (2013): Composition and Diversity of Lawn Flora in Differently Managed Village Yards – A Case Study from Southwestern Hungary Folia Geobotanica 48(2): 209-227
Pal RW, Pinke Gy, Botta-Dukát Z, Campetella G, Bartha S, Kalocsai R, Lengyel A (2013): Can management intensity be more important than environmental factors? A case study along an extreme elevation gradient from central Italian cereal fields Plant Biosystems 147(2): 343-353
Pinke Gy, Karácsony P, Botta-Dukát Z, Czúcz B (2013): Relating Ambrosia artemisiifolia and other weeds to the management of Hungarian sunflower crops Journal of Pest Science 86(3): 621-631