IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
molnar.zsolt [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 160
Brief description of the main scopes: 

- botanist, ethnoecologist
- member of the IPBES Indigenous and Local Knowledge Task Force
- Coordinating Lead Author in the IPBES Global Assessment
- Leader of the Research Group 'Traditional Ecological Knowledge'

Main interests:
Traditional, indigenous and local ecological knowledge of herders and farmers in Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Mongolia and Iran, knowledge co-production with herders and farmers to avoid or resolve conflicts with conservation; traditional land management, perception of landscape change and nature’s contributions to people by locals; conservation management, monitoring using local indicators, conservation and agri-environmental policy; land-use and vegetation history of the Hungarian Plain (1780-present); habitat classifications, actual habitat mapping, trend analysis of Natura 2000 habitats (1783-2013). CV

Main profile in keywords: 
Ethnogeobotany, ethnoecology, traditional ecological knowledge related to vegetation and habitats - Actual vegetation mapping of the territory of Hungary (MÉTA) - Historical landscape ecology
Selected publications:


Gantuya, B., Biró, M., Molnár, Á., Avar, Á., Sharifian, B. A., Babai, D., Molnár, Zs. (2021): How Mongolian herders perceive ecological change in a 'stable' landscape. Ecology and Society, 26 (2):21.
Molnár Zs., Babai D. (2021): Inviting ecologists to delve deeper into traditional knowledge Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 36(8): pp. 679-690


Molnár Zs., Kelemen A., Kun R., Máté J., Sáfián, L., Biró, M. Máté A., Vadász Cs. (2020): Knowledge co‐production with traditional herders on cattle grazing behaviour for better management of species‐rich grasslands Journal of Applied Ecology, 57: 1677-1687


Biró, M., Bölöni, J. and Molnár, Zs. (2018): Use of long-term data to evaluate loss and endangerment status of Natura 2000 habitats and effects of protected areas. Conservation Biology. 32(3):660-671.
Díaz, S., Pascual, U., Stenseke, M., Martín-López, B., Watson, R.T., Molnár, Z., Hill, R., Chan, K.M.A., Baste, I., Brauman, K.A., Polasky, S.S., Church, A., Lonsdale, M., van Oudenhoven, A.P.E., van der Plaat, F., Schröter, M., Aumeeruddy-Thomas, Y., Bukyareva, E., Davies, K., Erpul, G., Failler, P., Guerra, C.A., Hewitt, C.L., Keune, H., Larigauderie, A., Lavorel, S., Leadley, P.W., Lindley, S., Demissew, S. and Y. Shirayama (2018): An inclusive approach to assess nature's contributions to people Science 19 Jan 2018, Vol. 359, Issue 6373, pp. 270-272