The main task of the Centre for Ecological Research is to conduct high-level research on biodiversity and ecosystems, including both the freshwater and the terrestrial habitats and the cultivation of evolutionary basic and applied research at all relevant levels of the organization.

The institution mainly hosts ecological and evolutionary biology research, but many studies are related to, for example, the effect of agriculture and forestry on biodiversity, traditional ecological knowledge, water utilization, ecological and evolutionary dynamics of emerging infectious diseases, evolutionary processes (biological, cultural, technological and economic) conceptual and dynamic analysis and other interdisciplinary topics.

The Centre for Ecological Research, as the leading Hungarian research institution dealing with ecology, feels its role and responsibility to be a “nation advisor” on various issues related to biodiversity and wildlife, to perform or promote public tasks on a scientific basis and to support the development of the Hungarian ecology and evolutionary biology.

Institutes

  • Institute of Aquatic Ecology
  • Institute of Ecology and Botany
  • Institute of Evolution

Contact

Director General: Prof. Eörs Szathmáry