Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany 

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

Dear Visitor,

welcome to our website. The "Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology research group was founded by Péter BATÁRY in September of 2018 at the Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Centre for Ecological Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA), Vácrátót, Hungary. "Lendület" means momentum in Hungarian, which refers to an excellence programme for establishing teams funded by the MTA. 

The main focus of our research group lies in the field of ecology with conservation biological oriented research, such as biological effectiveness of agri-environment schemes, habitat fragmentation, urbanization and edge effect on a wide range of terrestrial taxa and ecosystem functions and services.

Finally, our motto is: "Civilization is simply a series of victories over nature." (William Harvey). We admire both, and wish to contribute to the understanding of their controversial relationship.