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16th Carpathian Basin Conference for Environmental Science

This year the 16th edition of the Carpathian Basin Conference for Environmental Science will be organised at Budapest, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, on 1-4th of April.

The aims of the conference are to present the latest results of environmental research in the Carpathian Basin and to discuss theoretical and practical problems. The conference also provides opportunity for initiating cooperation in international research activities, learning and experience for students in communication on international level in their field of research, and raising awareness in environmental problems, education and public understanding of research results.

The conference languages are Hungarian and English. Those who are interested are requested to visit the English home page of the conference: KMKTK 2020.

The registration deadline is 31 January.

19 days ago


World travelers session with György Farkas

On 12th December, at 6:00 pm will take place the first prezentation of a new session organized by our faculty, entitled World Travelers. The speaker will be György Farkas, who will guide us into the National Parks of North Amerika.

2 months ago


Book presentation in the Academic Evenings series

On the 9th of November a book promotion event took place at our Department, when authors Réka Incze, Csaba Jánosi, Zoltán Kisgyörgy spoke about their new book Mofettes (fumaroles) of Szeklerland.

The book is a long awaited interdisciplinary work which comprises the description of the mofettes of Székely Land (Szeklerland) by different regions, their multiple health benefits, as well as local stories and legends linked to the CO2 fumarols.

2 months ago


Academic Evening with Zsolt Molnár ethnoecologist

In November (6-7th) our university hosted a special guest, namely Zsolt Molnár (botanist, expert in ethnoecology), scientific advisor of the Centre for Ecological Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

The researcher gave lecture on traditional ecological knowledge of shepherds and its importance for nature conservancy. Following this event, researchers, PhDs and students could share their methodological questions and research experiences within a workshop.

The take home messages of the events highlighted the importance of traditional ecological knowledge and experience based knowledge on nature (e.g. traditional farming, herding) as vulnerable source of inspiration for nature conservancy. These forms of knowledge have been recognized as complementary to theoretical knowledge and, in many cases, has been already implemented as best management practices. This topic is approachable by many disciplines (e.g. botany, anthropology, ethnography, agricultural sciences, ecology, and ethology) therefore, it is important to have a dialogue between researchers, but above all, to have trust-based cooperation with local people.

Traditional and experiential knowledge are receiving increasing attention in international forums, but they are very vulnerable because of globalization. Unfortunately, this topic is less researched, but offers promising opportunities for researchers.

2 months ago


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