Curriculum vitae of Balázs Deák
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Doctor of Science (DSc) in Biology (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, 2019). Thesis title: "Habitat heterogeneity and landscape composition as drivers of species composition and community patterns of dry grasslands".
Habilitation (venia legendi) in Ecology (University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 2015). Thesis title: „Effects of microtopography, landscape composition and land use on the plant composition of alkali grasslands”.
PhD in Environmental Sciences (University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary, 2013). Thesis title: „Conserving grassland biodiversity by traditional management, prescribed burning and seed sowing”.
Centre for Ecological Research, "Lendület" Seed Ecology Research Group, scientific advisor 2020-.
Frontline project "Biodiversity under agricultural and urbanisation constrains" at the "Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology Research Group, senior researcher 2020-.
University of Debrecen, Ecological Department, research fellow than assistant fellow 2015-2019.
MTA-DE Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group, University of Debrecen, Ecological Department, research fellow 2015-2019.
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Freiberg, Germany, Change Habitats2 FP7 project, Marie Curie fellow 2012-2013.
Hortobágy National Park Directorate, ecologist and project manager 2006-2012.
Honors and fellowships:
New National Excellence Programme of the Ministry of Human Capacities scientific research scholarship (2017 and 2018; MTA-DE Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group).
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bolyai fellowship (2016-2019; MTA-DE Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Research Group, Debrecen, Hungary)
Campus Hungary Mobility Grant (2015)
European Geosciences Union 2016-.
Hungarian Ecological Society 2014-.
Guest editor in the EDGG Special Feature in the Journal Tuexenia, 2015-
Journal reviewer for more than 30 journals - see my Publons profile.
Special Session organiser: “Remote sensing in conservation monitoring” (2016, SER Conference).
Workshop organiser: “Large-scale grassland restoration: high diversity seeding and knowledge transfer of regional seed propagation to Hungary” (2015, Hortobágy, Hungary) and "Nature that counts - Monitoring biodiversity" (2013, EUROPARC Conference).
Initiation, accreditation and than responsible person for the „Ecology, environmental- and nature conservation” MSc curriculum at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) (2018-2019).
PhD Supervisor at the Juhász Nagy Pál Doctorate school University of Debrecen (Hungary) (2014-).
Lecturer of the Juhász Nagy Pál Doctorate school University of Debrecen (Hungary) (2014-2019).
Lecturer of eleven, conservation focused MSc courses (in Hungarian and English) at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) (2015-2019).
Lecturer of eight, conservation focused BSc courses at the University of Debrecen (Hungary) (2015-2019).
Ecology of fragmented and isolated habitats
Effects of landscape and local environmental factors on the biodiversity of dry semi-natural grasslands
Effects of small scale environmental heterogeneity on the species composition of grasslands
Application of remote sensing in habitat mapping and quality assessment
Grassland restoration and management
Prescribed burning and fire ecology
Succession and vegetation dynamics