Zsolt MOLNÁR, DSc

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
team leader, scientific advisor
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
molnar.zsolt [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 160
Brief description of the main scopes: 


- botanist, ethnoecologist

- member of the IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge Task Force

- Coordinating Lead Author in the IPBES Global Assessment

Main interests:

Traditional, indigenous and local ecological knowledge of herders and farmers in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Mongolia and Iran, knowledge co-production with herders and farmers to avoid or resolve conflicts with conservation; traditional land management, perception of landscape change and nature’s contributions to people by locals; conservation management, monitoring using local indicators, conservation and agri-environmental policy; land-use and vegetation history of the Hungarian Plain (1780-present); habitat classifications, actual habitat mapping, trend analysis of Natura 2000 habitats (1783-2013). CV

Main profile in keywords: 
Ethnogeobotany, ethnoecology, traditional ecological knowledge related to vegetation and habitats - Actual vegetation mapping of the territory of Hungary (MÉTA) - Historical landscape ecology
Selected publications:

2020

Molnár Zs., Kelemen A., Kun R., Máté J., Sáfián, L., Biró, M. Máté A., Vadász Cs. (2020): Knowledge co‐production with traditional herders on cattle grazing behaviour for better management of species‐rich grasslands Journal of Applied Ecology, 57: 1677-1687

2019

Díaz, S., Settele, J. Brondízio, E.S., Ngo, H.T., Agard, J., Arneth, A., Balvanera, P., Brauman, K.A., Butchart, S.H.M., Chan, K.M.A., Garibaldi, L.A., Ichii, K., Liu, J., Subramanian, S.M., Midgley, G.F., Miloslavich, P., Molnár, Zs., Obura, D., Pfaff, A., Polasky, S., Purvis, A., Razzaque, J., Reyers, B., Chowdhury, R.R., Shin, Y.J., Visseren-Hamakers, I., Willis, K., Zayas, C.N. (2019): Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change. Science 366(6471),eaax3100
Gantuya, B., Avar, Á., Babai, D., Molnár, Á., Molnár, Zs. (2019): “A herder’s duty is to think”: landscape partitioning and folk habitats of Mongolian herders in a mountain forest steppe (Khuvsugul-Murun region) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 15:54

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.
Díaz, S., Pascual, U., Stenseke, M., Martín-López, B., Watson, R.T., Molnár, Z., Hill, R., Chan, K.M.A., Baste, I., Brauman, K.A., Polasky, S.S., Church, A., Lonsdale, M., van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., van der Plaat, F., Schröter, M., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Bukyareva, E., Davies, K., Erpul, G., Failler, P., Guerra, C.A., Hewitt, C.L., Keune, H., Larigauderie, A., Lavorel, S., Leadley, P.W., Lindley, S., Demissew, S. and Y. Shirayama (2018): An inclusive approach to assess nature's contributions to people Science 19 Jan 2018, Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 270-272