IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
demeter.laszlo [at] okologia.mta.hu
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Brief description of the main scopes: 

- Stand structure and long-term dynamics of Pannonian floodplain hardwood forests.

- Effects of traditional forest-related knowledge and management on forest ecosystems.

- Effects of extensive grazing on vegetation in non-conventional pasture land (marshes and forests).

- Socio-economic driving forces of forest management in the 19-20th centuries.

Main profile in keywords: 
Pannonian region, floodplain hardwood forests, structure and dynamics, forest history, forest and marshland grazing, traditional forest-related grazing
Selected publications:


Demeter, L., Bede-Fazekas, Á., Molnár, Zs., Csicsek, G. Ortmann-Ajkai, A., Varga, A., Molnár, Á., Horváth, F. (2020): The legacy of management approaches and abandonment on old‑growth attributes in hardwood floodplain forests in the Pannonian Ecoregion European Journal of Forest Research 139: 595-610


Biró, M., Molnár, Zs., Babai, D., Dénes, A., Fehér, A., Barta, S., Sáfián, L., Szabados, K., Kiš, A., Demeter, L., Öllerer, K. (2019): Reviewing historical traditional knowledge for innovative conservation management: A re-evaluation of wetland grazing. Science of The Total Environment. 666: 1114–1125.
Öllerer K., Varga A., Kirby K., Demeter L., Biró M., Bölöni J., Molnár Z (2019): Beyond the obvious impact of domestic livestock grazing on temperate forest vegetation – A global review Biological Conservation 237: 209–219


Demeter L. (2017): Biodiversity and ecosystem services of hardwood floodplain forests: Past, present and future from the perspective of local communities in West Ukraine In: Roué, M., Molnár, Zs. (eds.). Knowing our Land and Resources: Indigenous and local knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe & Central Asia. Knowledges of Nature 9. UNESCO: Paris, pp. 6-19..


Varga A, Molnár Zs, Biró M, Demeter L, Gellény K, Miókovics E, Molnár Á, Molnár K, Ujházy N, Ulicsni V, Babai D (2016): Changing year-round habitat use of extensively grazing cattle, sheep and pigs in East-Central Europe between 1940 and 2014: Consequences for conservation and policy. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 234:142–153.