This year it is the first time that our Institute of Ecology and Botany (IEB) among many others joins the programme series of Researcher's Night!

We provide several opportunities during this event at different sites of our Institute from 15:00 to 18:30.

The Danube has bloomed again after a long time. This phenomenon is caused by the swarming of millions of the Danube mayfly or Dunavirág (Ephoron virgo), being a special occasion because this species of mayflies has disappeared from the rivers of Middle-Europe for decades owing to water pollution.

The public could take a closer look at the work of the researchers of the International Danube Expedition at the building of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Is ramballs an animal or a plant? How many kinds of hedgehogs inhabit the Hortobágy part of the Great Hungarian Plain? What are shepherd's crooks good for? We have been wandering on the Puszta for two days with the guidance of researcher Zsolt Molnár who studies the traditional knowledge of shepherds.

The world's largest river research survey was launched for the third time by the scientific leadership of a Hungarian researcher dr. Béla Csányi coordinated by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR).

The title of our meeting: "Simple and effective use of ecosystem models in network environment", was aimed to emphasize the main objectives of our scheme for development. The Biome-BGC model is of course not as simple as to be easily run by pressing a button.

The Institute of Ecology and Botany, CER HAS made a long term strategic agreement with the Laboratory of Parallel and Distributed Systems, Institute for Computer Science and Control (MTA SZTAKI PERL), aiming to apply leading-edge technology and service of BOINC - SZTAKI Desktop Grid based on the offerings of vol