Eszter Lellei-Kovács, PhD

research fellow

Research topics:

Investigation of carbon cycling, primarily soil and ecosystem respiration and their responses to climate change simulation experiments in sandy forest-steppe vegetation.

Elaboration and intercomparison of measuring methods of soil and ecosystem carbon efflux.

Geoinformatic analyses, land use and habitat mapping.

Application, validation and calibration of biogeophysical models (CoupModel, Biome-BGC MuSo) for different ecosystems under different land uses.

Geoinformatic developments and model building for elaboration of ecosystem service indicators and working-out methodology of their analyses.

Spatial analyses of cultural ecosystem services, mainly by the methods of photoseries analyses.

Selected publications:




  • Lellei-Kovács E, Kovács-Láng E, Botta-Dukát Z, Kalapos T, Emmett B, Beier C (2011): Thresholds and interactive effects of soil moisture on the temperature response of soil respiration. European Journal of Soil Biology 47:247-255.



email: lellei-kovacs.eszter[at]