Péter Török

Péter Török

Professor, Scientific Advisor

Péter is Professor of Plant Ecology at the Department of Ecology, University of Debrecen, and scientific advisor and group leader of the MTA-DE Lendület Functional and Restoration Ecology Research Group. His research interest covers the functional dynamics and restoration possibilities of grassland biodiversity over the Palaearctic Realm. He is also interested in theoretical plant ecology with a strong focus on dispersal and establishment dynamics and population interactions of vascular plant species. He is a fellow of Young Academy of Europe and funding member and co-president of the Hungarian Young Academy.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Research Topics

  1. Seed persistence in the soil – soil eed banks of temperate grasslands
  2. Species filtering and assembly in spontaneous succession of grasslands
  3. Species and trait dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic communities


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

  1. Bácsiné Béres, V., Tóthmérész, B., Bácsi, I., Borics, G., Abonyi, A., Tapolczai, K., Rimet, F., Bouchez, Á., Várbíró, G. & Török, P. 2019. Autumn drought drives functional diversity of benthic diatom assemblages of continental intermittent streams. Advances in Water Resources 126: 129-136. [pdf]
  2. Sonkoly, J., Kelemen, A., Valkó, O., Deák, B., Kiss, R., Tóth, K., Miglécz, T., Tóthmérész, B. & Török, P. 2019. Both mass ratio effects and community diversity drive biomass production in a grassland experiment. Scientific Reports 9: 1848. [pdf]
  3. Erdős, L., Ambarlı, D., Anenkhonov, O., Bátori, Z., Cserhalmi, D., Kiss, M., Kröel-Dulay, G., Liu, H., Magnes, M., Molnár, Z., Naqinezhad, A., Semenishchenkov, Y., Tölgyesi, C. & Török, P. 2018. The edge of two worlds: A new review and synthesis on Eurasian forest-steppes. Applied Vegetation Science 21: 345-362. [pdf]
  4. Török, P., Matus, G., Tóth, E., Papp, M., Kelemen, A., Sonkoly, J. & Tóthmérész, B. 2018. Both trait-neutrality and filtering effects are validated by the vegetation patterns detected in the functional recovery of sand grasslands. Scientific Reports 8. [pdf]
  5. Tóth, E., Deák, B., Valkó, O., Kelemen, A., Miglécz, T., Tóthmérész, B. & Török, P. 2018. Livestock type is more crucial than grazing intensity: Traditional cattle and sheep grazing in short-grass steppes. Land Degradation & Development 29: 231-239. [pdf]