IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
kelemen.andras12 [at]
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Plant invasion. Mechanisms and traits shaping plant coexistence. Biotic interactions (facilitation, competition). Community stability, productivity, functional diversity. Succession. Management (grazing, mowing, burning) effects on grassland ecosystems. Grassland restoration. Seed bank ecology.

Main profile in keywords: 
invasion, community assembly, biotic interactions (facilitation, competition), community stabiity, productivity, functional diversity, succession, nature conservation management
Selected publications:


Kelemen, A., Tölgyesi, C., Valkó, O., Deák, B., Miglécz, T., Fekete, R., Török, P., Balogh, N., Tóthmérész, B. (2019): Density-dependent plant-plant interactions triggered by grazing Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00876


Kelemen A, Valkó O, Kröel-Dulay G, Deák B, Török P, Tóth K, Miglécz T, Tóthmérész B (2016): The invasion of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in sandy old-fields – Is it a threat to the native flora? APPLIED VEGETATION SCIENCE 19: pp. 218-224.


Kelemen, A., Lazzaro, L., Besnyői, V., Albert, Á-J., Konečná, M., Dobay, G., Memelink, I., Adamec, V., Götzenberger, L., de Bello, F., Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., Lepš J. (2015): Net outcome of competition and facilitation in a wet meadow changes with plant’s life stage and community productivity Preslia 87: pp. 347–361.


Kelemen, A., Török, P., Valkó, O., Deák, B., Miglécz, T., Tóth, K., Ölvedi, T.,Tóthmérész, B. (2014): Sustaining recovered grasslands is not likely without proper management: vegetation changes after cessation of mowing Biodiversity and Conservation 23: pp. 741-751.


Kelemen, A., Török, P., Valkó, O., Miglécz, T., Tóthmérész, B. (2013): Mechanisms shaping plant biomass and species richness: plant strategies and litter effect in alkali and loess grasslands Journal of Vegetation Science 24: pp. 1195-1203.