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, regards itself as the “nation's advisor” on various issues related to biodiversity and wildlife. It is committed to perform and promote public tasks on a scientific basis and to support the development of the Hungarian ecology and evolutionary biology.
- Institute of Evolution
- Institute of Ecology and Botany
- Institute of Aquatic Ecology