Ágnes VÁRI, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
vari.agnes [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 137
Brief description of the main scopes: 

We assess and map ecosystem services (ES), based on stakeholder involvement and participatory methods, integrating local expert knowledge into our models. We also use statistic analysis and GIS for building the ES models. Part of our work is regional, but we also have some assessments at national scale. Assessing ecosystem conditions is an important element within our work. My personal focus is on water related ecosystems and water related functions (hydrologic ES).

Main profile in keywords: 
ecosystem services
Selected publications:


Pinke, Zs., Decsi, B., Kozma, Zs., Vári, Á., Lövei, G. (2020): A spatially explicit analysis of wheat and maize yield sensitivity to changing groundwater levels in Hungary, 1961-2010. Science of the Total Environment, 715, 13655.
Vári, Á., Arany, I., Kalóczkai, Á., Kelemen, K., Papp, J., & Czúcz, B. (2020): Berries, greens, and medicinal herbs—Mapping and assessing wild plants as an ecosystem service in Transylvania (Romania). Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 16(1), 13.


Czúcz, B., Kalóczkai, Á., Arany, I., Kelemen, K., Papp, J., Havadtői, K., Campbell, K., Kelemen, K.M., Vári, Á. (2018): How to design a transdisciplinary regional ecosystem service assessment: a case study from Romania, Eastern Europe. One Ecosystem 3.


Zlinszky András, Schroiff Anke, Kania Adam, Deák Balázs, Mücke Werner, Vári Ágnes, Székely Balázs, Pfeifer Norbert (2014): Categorizing Grassland Vegetation with Full-Waveform Airborne Laser Scanning: A Feasibility Study for Detecting Natura 2000 Habitat Types Remote Sensing 6, 8056-8087


Vári Ágnes (2013): Colonisation by fragments in six common aquatic macrophyte species Fundamental and Applied Limnology 183 (1): pp. 15-26.