Traditional land use practices and biodiversity – Forests and wood-pastures from the Carpathian Basin, and global assessment

(PPD 2141 MTA Premium Postdoctoral Research Programme, 2019 - 2022 (extended to 2024), running project)
Coordinator or leader of the project: 
Kinga Öllerer, PhD
Coordinator or leader institution of the project: 
MTA Centre for Ecological Research
Responsible person at ÖK: 
Short description: 

Traditional land use practices are increasingly acknowledged in conservation biology due to the sustained disturbance regime through which they significantly contribute to the development and maintenance of biological diversity. The main aim of the project is to study the traditional practices related to forests and wood-pastures and their present relevance in the Carpathian basin, with a special emphasis on ecosystem services and the vegetation and conservation management potential. Furthermore, a global review will assess the role of local and indigenous communities and of the semi-natural systems they manage in developing and maintaining biodiversity.

Project (team) members at ÖK: