Interactions between natural and human-dominated ecosystems: biodiversity, ecosystem functions and land-use in the Great Hungarian Plain

The Great Hungarian Plain is characterised by both unique natural values and intensive land-use. The on-going and future land-use changes may considerably affect ecological integrity, thus a further decline in biodiversity can only be avoided if nature conservation and socio-economic priorities are considered together. The overall objective of the proposed research is to assess the relationships between land-use, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.