I study the effects of grassland restoration and vegetation managements on small mammal assemblages, and the effects of reed management actions on wetland birds and their functional groups. I also investigate the life history, habitat selection and reproduction of the Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus. Furthermore, I study the effects of vegetation management on the reproduction success in the Great Reed Warbler in human-made wetland habitats. Finally I am interested in studying the movement pattern, feeding and wintering strategies of common birds (tits Paridae, Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus) in urban areas.
Thomas Oliver MÉRŐ, PhD
assistant research fellow
DRI Department of Tisza Research
thomas.oliver.mero [at] okologia.mta.hu
Brief description of the main scopes:
Main profile in keywords:
conservation ecology, grassland restoration, conservation managements, birds, small mammals, wetlands, Great Reed Warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus
Mérő Thomas Oliver, Žuljević Antun (2017): Nest position and reed density influence nest defence behaviour of Great Reed Warbler Ethology, Ecology and Evolution 29(1): pp. 94-101.
Mérő Thomas Oliver, Žuljević Antun, Varga Katalin, Lengyel Szabolcs (2016): Wing size-related reed habitat selection by Great Reed Warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) males The Auk 133(2): pp. 205-212.
Mérő TO, Bocz R, Polyák L, Horváth Gy, Lengyel Sz (2015): Local habitat management and landscape-scale restoration influence small mammal communities in grasslands Animal Conservation 18: pp. 442-450.
Mérő TO, Lontay L, Lengyel Sz (2015): Habitat management varying in space and time: the effects of grazing and fire management on marshland birds Journal of Ornithology 156: pp. 579-590.
Mérő TO, Žuljević A, Lengyel Sz (2015): Latitudinal, longitudinal and weather-related variation in breeding parameters of Great Reed Warblers in Europe: A meta-analysis Bird Study 62: pp. 411-416.