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Botta-Dukát, Zoltán DSc
Director, scientific advisor

Phone: 36-28-360-122/147

E-mail: botta-dukat.zoltan (at) okologia.mta.hu



Research topics
assembly rules, numerical syntaxonomy, plant invasion, phytosociology

Projects


Education

Teaching:

Introduction to statistics Ecology, conservation biology and systematics PhD programme of Eötvös University, Budapest

Introduction to statistics MSc course in biology, Eötvös University, Budapest

Supervising:

PhD studies:

Habitat preference of species in xeric grassland in local and regional scale. Julianna Erős-Honti, Eötvös University, PhD School of Theoretical Biology and Ecology

The relationship between invasiveness and biological traits: two somewhat new approaches Annamária Fenesi, Eötvös University, PhD School of Theoretical Biology and Ecology

MSc studies:

Effect of allien species to the functional group composition of alluvial plant communities. Csaba Tóth, nature conservation course at University of Veszprém, Georgikon Faculty

Change of invasibility of sandy old-fileds during succession. Vera Szántó, biology course at Eötvös University

Textbooks:

Ecology general undergraduate textbook (in Hungarian)

Theory based ecology graduate textbook to be published by Oxford University Press



Curriculum vitae

Studies and Qualification:

1994: MSc as engineer of agriculture and agrochemistry at PATE Georgikon Faculty, Keszthely

1994-1996: postgradute student at nature conservation course, at PATE Georgikon Faculty, Keszthely

1995-1998: PhD student at Botany PhD School of University of Pécs. Supervisor: István Szabó

2003: PhD degree
Title of the thesis: Syntaxonomical and synmorphological study of Hungarian wet meadows.

Workplaces:

1994-1998: assistant lecturer at the Department of Botany, PATE Georgikon Faculty, Keszthely

1998-present: researcher at the Institute of Ecology and Botany, Vácrátót

Grants:

1995: Dept. of Biology, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy; Topic: Resemblance function based on contingency table for analysis cenological data; Collaborator: Enrico Feoli; Length: 3 months

2003: Dept. of Botany, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic; Topic: Study of sub-continental humid meadows: coherent classification for the south-east part of Central-Europe and phytogeographic patterns; Collaborators: Milan Chytry, Petra Hajkoiva, Marcela Havlová; Length: 2 months

Membership:

Member of the advisory board of Hacquetia



Selected publications
2011

Pinke Gy., Karácsony P., Czúcz B. and Botta-Dukát Z. (2011): Determining the importance of environmental and land-use variables for the abundance of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in arable fields of Hungary Preslia 83: 219–235

2010

Fenesi A. & Botta-Dukát Z. (2010): Do short-lived and long-lived alien plant species differ regarding the traits associated with their success in the introduced range? Biological Invasions 12: 611-623.

Pinke Gy., Pál R. & Botta-Dukát Z. (2010): Effects of environmental factors on weed species composition of cereal and stubble fields in western Hungary. Central European Journal of Biology 5: 283-292.

Tichý L., Chytrý M., Hájek M., Talbot S. and Botta-Dukát Z. (2010): OptimClass: Using species-to-cluster fidelity to determine the optimal partition in classification of ecological communities Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 287–299

2009

Czúcz B., Torda G., Molnár Zs., Horváth F., Botta-Dukát Z. and Kröel-Dulay Gy. (2009): A spatially explicit, indicator-based methodology for quantifying the vulnerability and adaptability of natural ecosystems. In: Leal Filho, W. & Mannke, F. Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change. Peter Lang International Verlag der Wissenschaften, Frankfurt am Main. p. 209-227.

Morschhauser T., Rudolf K, Botta-Dukát Z. & Oborny B. (2009): Density-dependence in the establishment of juvenile Allium ursinum individuals in a monodominant stand of conspecific adults Acta Oecologica 35:621–629

Pinke Gy., Pál R., Botta-Dukát Z. and Chytry, M (2009): Weed vegetation and its conservation value in three management systems of Hungarian winter cereals on base-rich soils Weed Research 49:544–551

Walther, G.-R., Roques, A., Hulme, Ph. E., Sykes, M. T., Pysek, P., Kühn, I., Zobel, M., Bacher, S., Botta-Dukát, Z., Bugmann, H.; Czúcz, B., Dauber, J., Hickler, T., Jaroąík, V., Kenis, M., Klotz, S., Minchin, D., Moora, M., Nentwig, W., Ott, J., Panov, V. E., Reineking, B., Robinet, Ch., Semenchenko, V., Solarz, W., Thuiller, W., Vilà, M., Vohland, K. & Settele, J. (2009): Alien species in a warmer world - risks and opportunities. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24:686-693.

2008

Bódis, J., Botta-Dukát Z. (2008): Growth of Himantoglossum adriaticum and H. caprinum individuals, and relationship between sizes and flowering. Acta Botanica Hungarica 50:257–274

Botta-Dukát Z. (2008): Validation of hierarchical classifications by splitting dataset. Acta Botanica Hungarica 50:73–80.

Botta-Dukát Z. (2008): Invasion of alien species to Hungarian (semi-)natural habitats Acta Botanica Hungarica 50(Suppl.): 219-227

Czúcz B., Molnár Zs., Horváth F. and Botta-Dukát (2008): The natural capital index of Hungary Acta Botanica Hungarica 50(Suppl.): 161-177

Dobolyi, K., J. Erős-Honti, J. and Botta-Dukát, Z. (2008): Habitat preference of Linum dolomiticum (Linaceae) Studia bot. hung. 39:135–144

Illyés E., Botta-Dukát Z. and Molnár Zs. (2008): Patch and landscape factors affecting the naturalness based quality of three model grassland habitats in Hungary. Acta Botanica Hungarica 50(Suppl.): 179-197.

Lájer, K., Botta-Dukát, Z., Csiky J., Horváth, F., Szmorad F., Bagi, I., Dobolyi, K., Hahn, I., Kovács, J. A. & Rédei, T. (2008): Hungarian Phytosociological database (COENODATREF): sampling methodology, nomenclature and its actual stage. Annali di Botanica nuova series 7: 197-201.

Lellei-Kovács, E., Kovács-Láng, E., Kalapos, T. and Botta-Dukát, Z. (2008): Soil respiration and its main limiting factors in a semiarid sand forest-steppe ecosystem – Results of a climate simulation experiment. Cereal Research Communications 36(Suppl. 5):1223-1226.

Lellei-Kovács, E., Kovács-Láng, E., Kalapos, T., Botta-Dukát, Z., Barabás, S. and Beier, C. (2008): Experimental warming does not enhance soil respiration in a semiarid temperate forest-steppe ecosystem. Community Ecology 9:29-37.

Ónodi G., Kertész M., Botta-Dukát Z. & Altbäcker V. (2008): Grazing Effects on Vegetation Composition and on the Spread of Fire on Open Sand Grasslands. Arid Land Research and Management 22:273–285

2007

Molnár, Zs. Bartha, S. Seregélyes, T., Illyés, E., Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Z., Tímár, G. Horváth, F., Révész, A., Kun, A., Bölöni, J., Biró, M., Bodonczi, L., Deák József, Á., Fogarasi, P., Horváth, A., Isépy, I., Karas, L., Kecskés, F., Molnár, Cs., Ortmann-né Ajkai, A. & Rév, Sz. (2007): A grid-based, satellite-image supported, multi-attributed vegetation mapping method (MÉTA). Folia Geobotanica 42: 225–247.

Ruprecht, E., Bartha, S., Botta-Dukát, Z. & Szabó, A. (2007): Assembly rules during old-field succession in two contrasting environments. Community Ecology 8: 31-40.

2006

Ónodi G., Kertész M., Botta-Dukát Z. (2006): Effects of simulated grazing on open perennial sandy grassland Community Ecology 7(2):133-141.

2005

Botta-Dukát Z., Chytrý M., Hájková P., Havlová M. (2005): Vegetation of lowland wet meadows along a climatic continentality gradient in Central Europe. Preslia 77: 89–111.

2004

Somodi I., Botta-Dukát Z. (2004): Determinants of floating island vegetation and succession in a recently flooded shallow lake, Kis-Balaton (Hungary). Aquatic Botany 79: 357-366.

2003

Balogh L., Botta-Dukát Z., Dancza I. (2003): What kind of plants are invasive in Hungary? In: Child L. E., Brock J. H., Brundu G., Prach K., Pyąek P., Wade P. M., Williamson M. (eds.): Plant Invasions: Ecological Threats and Management Solutions, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 131-146.

Dancza I., Botta-Dukát Z. (2003): Historical and recent data on the distribution of North American Solidago species (S. gigantea, S. canadensis) in Hungary. In: Zajac A., Zajac M., Zemanek B. (eds.): Phytogeographical problems of synanthropic plants. Institute of Botany, Jagellonoian University, Cracow.

Erős T., Botta-Dukát Z., Grossman G. D. (2003): Assemblage structure and habitat use of fishes in a Central European submontane stream: a patch-based approach. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 12:141–150.

Rédei T., Botta-Dukát Z., Csiky J., Kun A., Tóth T. (2003): On the possible role of local effects on species richness of acidic and calcareous rock grasslands in northern Hungary. Folia Geobotanica 38:453-467.

Török K., Botta-Dukát Z., Dancza I., Németh I., Kiss J., Mihály B., Magyar D. (2003): Invasion Gateways and Corridors in the Carpathian Basin: Biological Invasions in Hungary. Biological Invasions 5:349-356

2002

Chytry M., Tichy L., Holt J., Botta-Dukát Z. (2002): Determination of diagnostic species with statistical fidelity measures. J. Veg. Sci. 13:79-90.

2001

Botta-Dukát Z., Dancza I. (2001): Effect of weather conditions on the growth of giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea Ait.). In: Brundu G., Brock J., Camarda I., Child L., Wade M. (eds.): Plant Invasions: Species ecology and ecosystem management. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden. pp. 47-54.

2000

Virágh K., Bartha S., Botta-Dukát Z. (2000): Fine-scale coalition structure in Brachypodium grassland. Proceedings IAVS Symposium, Opulus Press, Uppsala, pp. 365-368.

1999

Botta-Dukát Z., Borhidi A. (1999): New objective method for calculating fidelity. Example: the Illyrian beechwoods. Annali di Botanica 57:73-90.

Botta-Dukát Z., Ruprecht E. (1999): Using concentration analysis for operating with indicator values: effect of grouping species. Acta Bot. Hung. 42: 59-67.

Ruprecht E., Botta-Dukát Z. (1999): Long-term vegetation textural changes of three fen communities near Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Acta Bot. Hung. 42: 263-281.

1998

Molnár Zs., Botta-Dukát Z. (1998): Improved space-for-time substitution for hypothesis generation: secondary grasslands with documented site history in SE-Hungary. Phytocoenologia 28: 1-29.






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