Csaba Tölgyesi

Csaba Tölgyesi

Research fellow

Csaba is an associate professor at the University of Szeged and a research fellow at the MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group. He defended his Ph.D. in 2017; his thesis dealt with the patch dynamics of hydrologically heterogeneous grassland habitats. His current research interest focuses on the ecology of forest-grassland mosaics. He pays special attention to the hydrology, edge dynamics, community composition and management options of natural forest-steppe ecosystems and wood-pastures. He works closely with the Kiskunság National Park, and, as an active member of a nature conservation NGO, is deeply involved in the transfer of conservation theory into practice.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research topics

  1. Disentangling overstory-understory interactions in wood-pastures using grazing exclosure
  2. Effects of shrub encroachment on the biodiversity of wood-pastures
  3. Microclimatic and regional hydrologic effects of woody species in forest-steppe ecosystems


Selected publications (Publication download is only permitted for research and educational use.)

  1. Tölgyesi, Cs., Török, P., Kun, R., Csathó, A.I., Bátori, Z., Erdős, L. & Vadász, Cs. 2019. Plant composition and diversity at edges in a semi-natural forest-grassland mosaic. Land Degradation & Development 30: 1083-1094. [pdf]
  2. Tölgyesi, Cs., Császár, P., Torma, A., Török, P., Bátori, Z. & Gallé, R. 2018. Think twice before using narrow buffers: Attenuating mowing-induced arthropod spillover at forest-grassland edges. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 255: 37-44. [pdf]
  3. Tölgyesi, Cs., Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Urák, I. & Hartel, T. (2018): Shrub encroachment under the tree diversifies the herb layer in a Romanian silvopastoral system. Rangeland Ecology and Management 71: 571-577. [pdf]
  4. Tölgyesi, Cs., Valkó, O., Deák, B., Kelemen, A., Bragina, T.M., Gallé, R., Erdős, L. & Bátori, Z. 2018. Tree-herb co-existence and community assembly in natural forest-steppe transitions. Plant Ecology and Diversity 11: 465-477. [pdf]
  5. Bátori, Z., Vojtkó, A., Farkas, T., Szabó, A., Havadtői, K., E. Vojtkó, A., Tölgyesi, Cs., Cseh, V., Erdős, L., Maák, I. & Keppel G. 2017. Large- and small-scale environmental factors drive distributions of cool-adapted plants in karstic microrefugia. Annals of Botany 119: 301-309. [pdf]