Katalin SZITÁR, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
szitar.katalin [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 152
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Restoration ecology of Hungarian sand grasslands in abandoned agricultural areas and burnt pine plantations.
Reintroduction of native grassland species to restore degraded grasslands and assessing the use of seedbank samples stored in the Pannon seed bank.
Study of the effects of invasive Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) on the spontaneous and assissted regeneration of sand grasslands.
National green infrastructure condition assessment and planning.
Effect of cattle grazing on invasive plant species in wetlands.
Urban biodiversity shaped by landscape composition and configuration.

Main profile in keywords: 
restoration ecology, invasion biology, reintroduction, grasslands, grazing, wetland, green infrastructure, urban biodiversity, landscape ecology
Selected publications:


Bruna P. Reis, Anna Kövendi-Jakó , Katalin Szitár, Katalin Török, Melinda Halassy (2020): Long-term effect of mowing on the restoration of Pannonian sand grassland to replace invasive black locust plantation Restoration Ecology, Version of Record online: 06 April 2020
Cevallos, D., Bede‐Fazekas, Á., Tanács, E., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., Kövendi‐Jakó, A., & Török, K. (2020): Seed transfer zones based on environmental variables better reflect variability in vegetation than administrative units: evidence from Hungary Restoration Ecology Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 911–918
Erdős L., Török P., Szitár K., Bátori Z., Tölgyesi Cs., Kiss P. J., Bede-Fazekas Á., Kröel-Dulay Gy. (2020): Beyond the forest-grassland dichotomy: the gradient-like organization of habitats in forest-steppes. Frontiers in Plant Science 11: 236.
Kertész M., Ónodi G., Botta-Dukát Z., Lhotsky B., Barabás S., Bölöni J., Csecserits A., Molnár Cs., Nagy J., Szitár K., Rédei T (2020): Different impacts of moderate human land use on the plant biodiversity of the characteristic Pannonian habitat complexes Flora 267: Article number 151591
Kövendi‐Jakó, A., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., Halász, K., Mojzes, A., & Török, K. (2020): Effect of seed storing duration and sowing year on the seedling establishment of grassland species in xeric environments Restoration Ecology, Accepted manuscript online: 18 May 2020