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Copyright:  Péter Török - Updated: 03/19/2017

Submitted

B-Béres V., Török P., Kókai Zs., Lukács Á., T-Krasznai E., Tóthmérész B., Bácsi I. (submitted): Ecological background of diatom functional groups: comparability of classification systems.

Mihók B., Biró M., Molnár Zs., Kovács E., Bölöni J., Erős T., Standovár T., Török P., Csorba G., Báldi A. (submitted): Biodiversity on the waves of history: conservation in a changing social and institutional environment in Hungary, a post-soviet EU member state.

Valkó O., Tóth K., Kelemen A., Miglécz T., Sonkoly J., Tóthmérész B., Török P., Deák B. (submitted): Linking cultural heritage with biodiversity conservation – Plant introduction and practical restoration on ancient burial mounds.

Sonkoly J., Deák B., Valkó O., Molnár V. A., Tóthmérész B., Török P. (submitted): Do rare herbs have large seeds? Seed size - distribution range trade-off hypothesis.

Török P., Janisová M., Kuzemko A., Rusina S., Dajic-Stevanovic Z (submitted): Grasslands, their threats and management in Eastern Europe.

Godó L., Valkó O., Tóthmérész B., Török P., Kelemen A., Deák B. (submitted): Small-scale effects of grazing on the species richness of alkaline and sand grasslands.

Török P., Kelemen A.,Valkó O.,Miglécz T., Tóth K., Tóth E., Sonkoly J., Kiss R., Csecserits A., Rédei T., Deák B., Szűcs P., Varga N., Tóthmérész B. (submitted): Succession in soil seed banks and its implications for restoration of calcareous sand grasslands.

Published

Kelemen A., Tóthmérész B., Valkó O., Miglécz T., Deák B., Török P. (2017): Old-field succession revisited - New aspects revealed by trait-based analyses of perennial-crop-mediated succession. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2869 [PDF]

Valkó O., Deák B., Török P., Kelemen A., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B. (2017): Filling up the gaps - Passive restoration does work on linear landscape scars. Ecological Engineering 102: 501-508. [PDF]

Török P., Helm A. (2017): Ecological theory provides strong support for habitat restoration. Biological Conservation 206: 85-91. [PDF]

Sonkoly J., Valkó O., Deák B., Miglécz T., Tóth K., Radócz Sz., Kelemen A., Riba M., Vasas G., Tóthmérész B., Török P. (2017): A new aspect of vegetation dynamics: Terrestrial cyanobacteria affect establishment success of grassland species. Journal of Vegetation Science, DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12503. [PDF]

Kiss R., Tóthmérész B., Valkó O., Török P. (2016): Seed bank research in Central-European grasslands - An overview. In: Murphy J. (eds.): Seed Banks: Types, Roles and Research, Nova Scientific Publishers, pp. 1-33. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Factors threatening grassland specialist plants - A multi-proxy study on the vegetation of isolated grasslands. Biological Conservation 204: 255-262.  [PDF]

Wesche K., Ambarli D., Kamp J., Török P., Treiber J., Dengler J. (2016): The Palaearctic steppe biome: a new synthesis. Biodiversity & Conservation 25: 2197-2231. [PDF] - Online materials: [OM1] [OM2] [OM3] [OM4] [OM5] [OM6] [OM7] [OM8]

Török P., Wesche K., Ambarli D., Kamp J., Dengler, J. (2016): Step(pe) up! Raising the profile of the Palaearctic natural grasslands. Biodiversity & Conservation 25: 2187-2195. [PDF]

Venn S., Ambarli D., Biurrun I., Dengler J., Janišová M., Kuzemko A., Török P., Vrahnakis M. (2016): The Eurasian Dry Grassland Group (EDGG) in 2015–2016. Haquetia 15: 15-19. [PDF]

Valkó O., Deák B., Török P., Kirmer A., Tischew S., Kelemen A., Tóth K., Miglécz T., Radócz Sz., Sonkoly J., Tóth E., Kiss R., Kapocsi I., Tóthmérész B. (2016): High-diversity sowing in establishment windows: a promising new tool for enhancing grassland biodiversity. Tuexenia 36: 359-378. [PDF]

Török P., Hölzel N., van Diggelen R., Tischew S. (2016): Grazing in European open landscapes: How to reconcile sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation? Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 234: 1-4. [PDF]

Tóth E., Deák B., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B., Török P. (2016): Livestock type is more crucial than grazing intensity: Traditional cattle and sheep grazing in short-grass steppes. Land Degradation & Development, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2514. [PDF]

Török P., Tóth E., Tóth K., Valkó O., Deák B., Kelbert B., Bálint P., Radócz Sz., Kelemen A., Sonkoly J., Miglécz T., Matus G., Takács A., Molnár V. A., Süveges K., Papp L. , Papp L. jr., Tóth Z., Baktay B., Málnási Csizmadia G., Oláh I., Peti E., Schellenberger J., Szalkovszki O, Kiss R, Tóthmérész B (2016): New measurements of thousand-seed weights of species in the Pannonian Flora. Acta Botanica Hungarica 58: 187-198.  [PDF]

Deák B., Tóthmérész B., Valkó O., Sudnik-Wójcikowska B., Moysiyenko I.I., Bragina T.M.,  Apostolova I.,  Dembicz I., Bykov N.I., Török P. (2016): Cultural monuments and nature conservation: a review of the role of kurgans in the conservation and restoration of steppe vegetation. Biodiversity and Conservation, ) 25: 2473-2490. [PDF]

Valkó O., Deák B., Török P., Kelemen A., Miglécz T., Tóth K., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Abandonment of croplands: problem or chance for grassland restoration? Case studies from Hungary. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2: e01208, DOI: 10.1002/ehs2.1208 [PDF]

Valkó O., Deák B., Magura T., Török P., Kelemen A., Tóth K., Horváth R., Nagy D.D., Debnár Zs., Zsigray Gy., Kapocsi I., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Supporting biodiversity by prescribed burning in grasslands - a multi-taxa approach. Science of the Total Environment 572: 1377-1384. [PDF]

Török P., Valkó O., Deák B., Kelemen A., Tóth E., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Managing for species composition or diversity? Pastoral and free grazing systems of alkali grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 234: 23-30. [PDF]

Bátori Z., Körmöczi L., Zalatnai M., Erdős L., Ódor P., Tölgyesi Cs., Margóczi K., Cseh V., Török P. (2016): River dikes in agricultural landscapes: the importance of secondary habitats in maintaining landscape-scale diversity. Wetlands 36: 251–264. [PDF]

B-Béres V., Lukács Á., Török P., Kókai Zs., Novák Z., T-Krasznai E., Tóthmérész B., Bácsi I. (2016): Combined eco-morphological functional groups are reliable indicators of colonisation processes of benthic diatom assemblages in a lowland stream. Ecological Indicators 64: 31-38. [PDF]

Végvári Zs., Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Kovács G., Konyhás S., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Fire takes it all - A new approach for lek site management of Great Bustard (Otis tarda). Land Degradation & Development 27: 910-918. [PDF]

Török P., T-Krasznai E., B-Béres V., Bácsi I., Borics G., Tóthmérész B. (2016): Functional diversity explains the biomass-diversity humped-back relationship in phytoplankton assemblages. Functional Ecology 30: 1593-1602[PDF]

Kelemen A., Valkó O., Kröel-Dulay Gy., Deák B., Török P., Tóth K., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B. (2016): The invasion of commonmilkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in sandy old-fields – is it a threat to the native flora? Applied Vegetation Science 19: 218-224. [PDF]

Sonkoly J., Vojtkó E.A., Tökölyi J., Török P., Sramkó G., Illyés Z., Molnár V.A. (2016): Higher seed number compensates for lower fruit-set in deceptive orchids. Journal of Ecology 104: 343-351. [PDF]

Donkó Á., Miglécz T., Valkó O., Tóthmérész B., Deák B., Kelemen A., Török P., Zanathy G., Zsigrai Gy., Drexler D. (2016): Comparison of species-rich cover crop mixtures in the Tokaj wine region (Hungary). Organic Agriculture, DOI: 10.1007/s13165-016-0149-3. [PDF]

Miglécz T., Valkó O., Török P., Deák B., Kelemen A., Donkó Á., Drexler D., Tóthmérész B. (2015): Species rich cover crop seed mixtures support organic farming in vineyards. Scientia Horticulturae 197: 117-123. [PDF]

Mihók B., Kovács E., Balázs B., Pataki Gy., Ambrus A., Bartha D., Czirák Z., Csányi S., Csépányi P., Csőszi M., Dudás Gy. Egri Cs., Erős T., Gőri Sz., Halmos G., Kopek A.,  Margóczi K., Miklay G., Milon L., Podmaniczky L., Sárvári J., Schmidt A., Sipos K., Siposs V., Standovár T., Szigetvári Cs., Szemethy L., Tóth B., Tóth L., Tóth; P., Török K.,  Török P., Vadász Cs., Varga I., Sutherland W.J., Báldi A. (2015): Bridging the research-practice gap: conservation research priorities in a Central and Eastern European country. Journal for Nature Conservation 28: 133-148  [PDF]

Fenesi A., Geréd J., Meiners S.J., Tóthmérész B., Török P., Ruprecht E. (2015): Does disturbance enhance the competitive effect of the invasive Solidago canadensis on the performance of two native grasses? Biological Invasions 17: 3303-3315. [PDF]

Carboni M., Dengler J., Mantilla-Contreras J., Venn S., Török P. (2015): Conservation value, management and restoration of Europe's semi-natural open landscapes. Haquetia 14: 5-17. [PDF]

Prach K., Török P., Bakker J.D. (2015): Temperate grasslands. Book chapter 11, Routledge Handbook of Ecological and Environmental Restoration (Allison S.  and  Murphy S. eds.). pp. 16. (in press).

Molnár V.A., Sonkoly J., Lovas-Kiss Á., Fekete R., Takács A., Somlyay L., Török P. (2015): High seed viability was recorded even after 131 years of dry storage for the threatened annual legume, Astragalus contortuplicatus. Preslia 87: 319-328. [PDF]

Lukács B. A.,  Török P.,  Kelemen A., Várbíró G., Radócz Sz., Takács S., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B., Valkó O. (2015): Rainfall fluctuations and vegetation patterns in alkali grasslands – Self-organizing maps in vegetation analysis. Tuexenia 35: 381-397. [PDF]

Kókai Zs., Bácsi I., Török P., Buczkó K., T-Krasznai E., Balogh Cs., Tóthmérész B., B-Béres V. (2015) Halophilic diatom taxa are sensitively indicating even the short term changes in lowland lotic systems. Acta Botanica Croatica 74 (2): 287-302. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Kelemen A., Tóth K., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B. (2015): Reed cut, habitat diversity and productivity in wetlands. Ecological Complexity, 22: 121-125.[PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Kelemen A., Miglécz T.; Szabó Sz.; Szabó G., Tóthmérész B. (2015): Micro-topographic heterogeneity supports plant diversity: fine-scale patterns and age effect. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 291-299. [PDF]

Kelemen A., Török P., Valkó O., Deák B., Tóth K., Tóthmérész B. (2015): Both facilitation and limiting similarity shape the species coexistence in dry alkali grasslands. Ecological Complexity 21: 34-38. [PDF]

Sutcliffe L. et al. (2015): Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity & Distributions 21: 722-730. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Tóthmérész B. (2014):  Solonetz meadow vegetation (Beckmannion eruciformis) in East-Hungary - an alliance driven by moisture and salinity. Tuexenia 34: 187-203. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Török P., Végvári Zs., Hartel T., Schmotzer A., Kapocsi I., Tóthmérész B. (2014): Grassland fires in Hungary - Experiences of nature conservationists on the effects of fire on biodiversity. Applied Ecology and Enviromental Research 12: 267-283. [PDF]

Török P., Deák B., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Kapocsi I., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B. (2014): Recovery of alkali grasslands using native seed mixtures in Hungary. In: Kiehl K., Kirmer A., Shaw N., Tischew S. (eds.): Guidelines for native seed production and grassland restoration, Cambridge University Press, pp. 182-197. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Tóthmérész B., Török P. (2014): Alkali marshes of Central-Europe - Ecology, management and nature conservation. Book chapter 1, Salt Marshes: Ecosystem, Vegetation and Restoration Strategies, NOVA Scientific Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-63321-325-8, pp. 1-11. [PDF]

B-Béres V., Török P., Kókai Zs., T Krasznai E., Tóthmérész B., Bácsi I. (2014): Ecological behaviour of diatom guilds during an extremely changing water regime: empirical evidences from a lowland river of Central-Europe. Hydrobiologia 738: 191-204. [PDF]

Török P., Valkó O., Deák B., Kelemen A., Tóthmérész B. (2014): Traditional cattle grazing in a mosaic alkali landscape: Effects on grassland biodiversity along a moisture gradient. PlosONE 9: (5) Paper e97095. 8 p. [PDF]

Kelemen A., Török P., Valkó O., Deák B., Miglécz T., Tóth K., Ölvedi T., Tóthmérész B. (2014): Sustaining recovered grasslands is not likely without proper management: vegetation changes and large-scale evidences after cessation of mowing. Biodiversity & Conservation 23: 741-751. [PDF]

Dengler J., Janisová M., Török P., Wellstein C. (2014): Biodiversity of Palaearctic grasslands: a synthesis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 182: 1-14. [PDF]

Albert Á.-J., Kelemen A., Valkó O., Miglécz T., Csecserits A., Rédei T., Deák B., Tóthmérész B., Török P. (2014): Secondary succession in sandy old fields: a promising example of spontaneous grassland recovery. Applied Vegetation Science 17: 214-224. [PDF]

Valkó O., Török P., Deák B., Tóthmérész B. (2014): Prospects and limitations of prescribed burning as a management tool in European grasslands. - Review paper, Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 26-33. [PDF]

Valkó O., Török P., Deák B., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Keep Your Eyes on the Fire: Prescribed burning as an old-new opportunity for grassland management. Forum paper, Bulletin of the European Dry Grassland Group 21: 29-32. [PDF]

Vrahnakis M.S., Janišová M., Rusina S., Török P., Venn S., Dengler J. (2013): The European Dry Grassland Group (EDGG): stewarding Europe’s most diverse habitat type. In: Baumbach H (eds.): Steppenlebensräume Europas – Gefährdung, Erhaltungsmaßnahmen und Schutz  Erfurt, Németország, 2012.06.03-2012.06.06., pp. 417-434. [PDF]

Habel J.C., Dengler J., Janišová M., Török P., Wellstein C., Wiezik M. (2013): European grassland ecosystems: Threatened hotspots of biodiversity. Biodiversity & Conservation 22: 2131-2138. [PDF]

Török P., Miglécz T., Valkó O., Tóth K., Kelemen A., Albert Á., Matus G., Molnár V.A., Ruprecht E., Papp L., Deák B., Horváth O., Takács A., Hüse B., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Seed weights support Social Behaviour Types - Analysis and new thousand seed weight records of the Pannonian flora. Acta Botanica Hungarica 55: 429-472. [PDF]

Valkó O., Tóthmérész B., Kelemen A., Simon E., Miglécz T., Lukács B., Török P. (2013): Environmental factors driving vegetation and seed bank diversity in alkali grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 182: 80-87. [PDF]

Kelemen A., Török P., Valkó O., Deák B., Miglécz T., Kapocsi I., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Litter and green biomass in a traditionally managed alkali landscape in Hungary (Hortobágy) In: Vrahnakis M., Kyriazopoulos A.P., Chouvardas D., Fotiadis G. (eds.): Dry Grasslands of Europe - Grazing and Ecosystem Services; 9th European Dry Grassland Meeting. Prespa, Greece, 2012.05.19-2012.05.23, pp. 175-179. [PDF]

Török P., Miglécz T., Kelemen A., Tóth K., Valkó O., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Density and richness of soil seed banks in loess grasslands. In: Vrahnakis M., Kyriazopoulos A.P., Chouvardas D., Fotiadis G. (eds.): Dry Grasslands of Europe - Grazing and Ecosystem Services; 9th European Dry Grassland Meeting. Prespa, Greece, 2012.05.19-2012.05.23,  pp. 263-267. [PDF]

Lengyel Sz., Szabó Gy., Kosztyi B., Mester B., Mérő T.O., Török P., Horváth R., Magura T., Rácz I.A., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Variability in the responses of animal groups to grassland restorationIn: Vrahnakis M., Kyriazopoulos A.P., Chouvardas D., Fotiadis G. (eds.): Dry Grasslands of Europe - Grazing and Ecosystem Services; 9th European Dry Grassland Meeting. Prespa, Greece, 2012.05.19-2012.05.23, pp. 204-209. [PDF]

Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Török P. (2013): Effects of litter on seedling establishment: an indoor experiment with short-lived Brassicaceae species. Plant Ecology 214: 189-193. [PDF]

Kelemen A., Török P., Valkó O., Miglécz T., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Mechanisms shaping plant biomass and species richness: plant strategies and litter effect in alkali and loess grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 1195-1203. [PDF]

Bácsi I., Török T., B-Béres V., Török P., Tóthmérész B., Nagy S. A., Vasas G. (2013): Laboratory and microcosm experiments testing the toxicity of chlorinated hydrocarbons on a cyanobacterium strain (Synechococcus PCC 6301) and on natural phytoplankton assemblages. Hydrobiologia 710: 189-203. [PDF]

Valkó O., Török P., Deák B., Tóthmérész B. (2013): What can be integrated from north-American grassland burning to European grassland conservation? In: Lencová C (eds.)
SER Document Center, Extended Conference Abstract, http://ser.semico.be/, pp. 1-4. [PDF]

Török P., Valkó O., Miglécz T., Tóth K., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Restoration of Dry Grassland Vegetation by a combination of seed mixture sowing and hay transfer. In: Lencová C (eds.) SER Document Center, Extended Conference Abstract, http://ser.semico.be/, pp. 1-4. [PDF]

Kelemen A., Török P., Valkó O., Albert Á., Tóthmérész B. (2013): Spontaneous grassland recovery in extensively managed alfalfa fields. In: Lencová C (eds.) SER Document Center, Extended Conference Abstract, http://ser.semico.be/, pp. 1-4. [PDF]

Török P., Miglécz T., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Tóth K., Lengyel Sz., Tóthmérész B. (2012): Fast restoration of grassland vegetation by a combination of seed mixture sowing and low-diversity hay transfer. Ecological Engineering 44: 133-138. [PDF]

Valkó O., Török P., Matus G., Tóthmérész B.(2012): Is regular mowing the most appropriate and cost-effective management maintaining diversity and biomass of target forbs in mountain hay meadows? Flora 207:303-309. [PDF]

Lengyel Sz., Varga K., Kosztyi B., Lontay L., Déri E., Török P., Tóthmérész B. (2012): Grassland restoration to conserve landscape-level biodiversity: a synthesis of early results from a large-scale project. Applied Vegetation Science 15: 264-276. [PDF]

Török P., Miglécz T., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Deák B., Lengyel Sz., Tóthmérész B. (2012): Recovery of native grass biodiversity by sowing on former croplands: Is weed suppression a feasible goal for grassland restoration? Journal for Nature Conservation 20: 41-48. [PDF]

Deák B., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Török P., Miglécz T., Ölvedi T., Lengyel Sz., Tóthmérész B. (2011): Litter and graminoid biomass accumulation suppresses weedy forbs in grassland restoration. Plant Biosystems 145: 730-737. [PDF]

Koncz G., Török P., Papp M., Matus G., Tóthmérész B. (2011): Penetration of weeds into the herbaceous understorey and soil seed bank of a Turkey oak-sessile oak forest in Hungary. Community Ecology 12: 227-233. [PDF]

Török P., Kapocsi I., Deák B. (2011): Conservation and management of alkali grassland biodiversity in Central-Europe. In: Zhang WJ (eds.) Grasslands: Types, Biodiversity and Impacts. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc, pp. 109-118. [PDF]

Török P., Vida E., Deák B., Lengyel Sz., Tóthmérész B. (2011): Grassland restoration on former croplands in Europe: an assessment of applicability of techniques and costs. Biodiversity & Conservation 20: 2311-2332. [PDF]

Török P., Kelemen A., Valkó O., Deák B., Lukács B., Tóthmérész B. (2011): Lucerne-dominated fields recover native grass diversity without intensive management actions. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 257-264. [PDF]

Valkó O., Török P., Tóthmérész B., Matus G. (2011): Restoration potential in seed banks of acidic fen and dry-mesophilous meadows: Can restoration be based on local seed banks? Restoration Ecology 19: 9-15.  [PDF]

Vida E., Valkó O., Kelemen A., Török P., Deák B., Miglécz T., Lengyel Sz., Tóthmérész B. (2010): Early vegetation development after grassland restoration by sowing low-diversity seed mixtures in former sunflower and cereal fields. Acta Biologica Hungarica 61(Suppl.): 226-235. [PDF]

Koncz G., Papp M., Török P., Kotroczó Zs., Krakomperger Zs., Matus G., Tóthmérész B. (2010): The role of seed bank in the dynamics of understory in a turkey-sessile oak forest in Hungary. Acta Biologica Hungarica 61(Suppl.): 109-119. [PDF]

Török P., Deák B., Vida E., Valkó O., Lengyel Sz. & Tóthmérész B. (2010): Restoring grassland biodiversity: Sowing low-diversity seed mixtures can lead to rapid favourable changes. Biological Conservation 143: 806-812. [PDF]

Bátori Z., Csiky J., Erdős L., Morschhauser T., Török P. & Körmöczi L. (2009): Vegetation of the dolines in Mecsek mountains (South Hungary) in relation to the local plant communities. Acta Carsologica 38: 237-252. [PDF]

Török P., Arany I., Prommer M., Valkó O., Balogh A., Vida E., Tóthmérész B. & Matus G. (2009): Vegetation, phytomass and seed bank of strictly protected hay-making Molinion meadows in Zemplén Mountains (Hungary) after restored management. Thaiszia 19 (Suppl. 1): 67-78. [PDF]

Török P., Matus G., Papp M. & Tóthmérész B. (2009): Seed bank and vegetation development of sandy grasslands after goose breeding. Folia Geobotanica 44: 31-46. [PDF]

Török P., Matus G., Papp M. & Tóthmérész B. (2008): Secondary succession of overgrazed Pannonian sandy grasslands. Preslia 80: 73-85. [PDF]


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