Restoration Ecology Group

Centre for Ecological Research, Hungary

Welcome to the homepage of the Restoration Ecology Research Group of the Institute of Ecology and Botany, Centre for Ecological Research.

Restoration ecology combines ecological theory and practical applications leading to restoration of disturbed, degraded or completely damaged ecosystems (see more at Society for Ecological Restoration).

We investigate the spontaneous regeneration capacity and the restoration possibility of Pannonian sand grasslands. The group also aims to disseminate the ideas of restoration ecology and to positively influence the national and international policy

On June 8, 2022, our group was attended a field workshop in Hortobágy, Hungary. The main topic was how to reconstruct the unique loess grasslands in locations Kungyörgy, Kapróhát, Egyek, Tiszacsegei Széles-halom and Öt-halom.

To help upscale ecological restoration of degraded lands, landscape factors and longer time scales should be considered when assessing restoration efforts. We evaluated the impact of initial restoration intervention, landscape composition, and elapsed time since the restoration began on the long-term progress of Pannonic sand grassland restoration....

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to announce the Biodiversity Day 2022 slogan: "Building a shared future for all life". The slogan was chosen to continue building momentum and support for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference.

On March 12, 2022 the Restoration Ecology Group was in the Kiskunság National Park to restore a sandy grassland, remove the unwanted shrubs, and plant native species in the unique sand forest-steppe in Kunpeszér.

The Society for Ecological Restoration Europe, welcomes you to the 13th European Conference on Ecological Restoration! The conference will be held in Alicante from 5th to 9th September 2022. Save the date in streaming for those that cannot attend in-person events. The conditions to access online sessions will be announced soon.

David Cevallos defended his doctoral dissertation with "summa cum laude". His doctoral research was: Delineation of seed transfer zones based on Ecological knowledge and testing by seed traits of populations from different provenance for ecological restoration use. Congratulations to David!

Initiatives by the European Commission to restore the continent's degraded areas (J. Cortina-Segarra et al. Nature 535, 231; 2016) have proved disappointing. As the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration gathers momentum, the commission is preparing a law that has legally binding targets. To underscore the urgency, some 1,400 European...