Dear Visitors,

welcome to the homepage of the Centre for Ecological Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA ÖK). By unifying excellence in research, authenticity in science, and a commitment to society, the institute network of the Academy is set to produce values for both national and international success in Hungarian and universal science. Building on our national research traditions, being part of the only full-time research institute network in Hungary, our primary aim is to play a fundamental role in promoting the common weal and in building the foundation for our future through valuable scientific achievements based on highly promising discovery research.

The main research topics of our centre are:

  • the study of the composition, structure, dynamics and functioning of terrestrial and water ecosystems;
  • the study of the sustainability of ecosystem services from an ecological view;
  • research correlating to the international operative agreements regarding the protection of habitats, biodiversity and water quality;
  • effect analysis of land use, landscape management, water use, control of waters, and other interventions modifying the state of the environment, furthermore providing scientific basis of actions aimed at restoration and the study of the background and relations of ecological processes on global, regional and local scale.

Contact us:

Centre for Ecological Research Hungarian Academy of Sciences
address and postal address: 8237 Tihany, Klebelsberg Kuno u. 3.
tel: +36 87 448244; +36 87 448134; +36 87 448143; fax: +36 87 448006

Balaton Limnological Institute
8237 Tihany, Klebelsberg Kuno u. 3.
tel: +36 87 448244; +36 87 448134; +36 87 448143; fax: +36 87 448006

Institute of Ecology and Botany
National Botanical Garden
2163 Vácrátót, Alkotmány u. 2-4.
tel: +36 28 360122; +36 28 360147; fax: +36 28 360110

Danube Research Institute
branch at Budapest (new): 1113 Budapest, Karolina út 29. (departments from Göd and Vácrátót moved here recently)
tel: +36 1 279 3105; fax:
branch at Debrecen - Tisza Research Department: 4026 Debrecen, Bem tér 18/C
tel: +36 52 509200 / 11270