Béla MESTER

DRI Department of Tisza Research
mester.bela [at] okologia.mta.hu
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Studying the effects of
- habitat rehabilitations, reconstructions and creations on amphibians and other animal taxa
- conservation management actions (prescribed fire, reed cutting, mowing & cattle grazing) on amphibians and other animal taxa
- linear structures on amphibian road mortality & mitigation measures
Herpetofaunistic monitoring along the Tisza River, and monitoring amphibian deformities and malformations
Nature conservation actions & environmental education

Main profile in keywords: 
Conservation Biology, Wildlife Conservation, Biodiversity Monitoring, Herpetology
Selected publications:

2018

Mester Béla, Mérő Thomas Oliver (2018): Unusual Fishing Behavior of the Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) Journal Of Raptor Research 52(1): pp. 112-114.

2017

Márton Szabolcs, Edvárd Mizsei, Daniel Jablonski, Balázs Vági, Béla Mester, Zsolt Végvári, Szabolcs Lengyel (2017): Distribution and diversity of amphibians in Albania: new data and foundations of a comprehensive database Amphibia-Reptilia 38 (4): pp. 435-448.
Mester Béla, Szabolcs Márton, Szalai Mónika, Tóth Mihály, Mérő Thomas Oliver, Szepesváry Csaba, Polyák László, Puky Miklós, Lengyel Szabolcs (2017): Az Egyek-pusztakócsi mocsarak (Hortobágyi Nemzeti Park) kétéltűfaunája Természetvédelmi Közlemények 23: pp. 50-67.

2015

Mester B, Lengyel Sz, Puky M (2015): Low frequency of amphibian morphological anomalies in a large protected wetland and grassland complex in Hungary Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10: pp. 679-687.
Mester B, Szalai M, Mérő TO, Puky M, Lengyel Sz (2015): Spatiotemporally variable management by grazing and burning increases marsh diversity and benefits amphibians: A field experiment Biological Conservation 192: pp. 237-246.