Imelda SOMODI, Phd

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
senior research fellow
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
somodi.imelda [at]
Brief description of the main scopes: 

My main research interest lies in long-term vegetation dynamics from within-community dynamics to the changes in the distribution of vegetation types at country extents. The current focus of my research activities lie in the modelling of potential natural vegetation (PNV) both at present and in the future under climate change.

Main profile in keywords: 
Potential Natural Vegetation (PNV); Predictive vegetation models; Long-term vegetation dynamics
Selected publications:


Somodi I, Vadkerti Á, Tesitel J (2018): Thesium lynophyllon parasitizes and suppresses expansive Calamagrostis epigejos PLANT BIOLOGY 20 (4): pp. 759-764.


Somodi I, Lepesi N, Botta-Dukát Z (2017): Prevalence dependence in model goodness measures with special emphasis on true skill statistics Ecology and Evolution 7(3): 863-872
Somodi Imelda, Molnár Zsolt, Czúcz Bálint, Bede-Fazekas Ákos, Bölöni János, Pásztor László, Laborczi Annamária, Niklaus E. Zimmermann (2017): Implementation and application of Multiple Potential Natural Vegetation models – a case study of Hungary Journal of Vegetation Science 28(6): pp. 1260-1269.


Somodi Imelda, Andraž Čarni, Daniela Ribeiro, Tomaž Podobnikar (2012): Recognition of the invasive species Robinia pseudacacia from combined remote sensing and GIS sources Biological Conservation 150 (1): pp. 59-67. (2012)
Somodi Imelda, Molnár Zsolt, Jörg Ewald (2012): Towards a more transparent use of the potential natural vegetation concept - an answer to Chiarucci et al. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: pp. 590-595.