Dr. Zsófia Horváth

Lecture: Conservation of aquatic biodiversity in the landscape: understanding the role of connectivity

Dr. Zsófia Horváth is a research fellow and group leader at the Balaton Limnological Institute, Centre for Ecological Research (Hungary), also working at WasserCluster Lunz (Austria). She has a PhD degree in Biology (2013) from the Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary). She is particularly interested in spatial ecology and how communities are interconnected in a landscape. Her studies have highlighted the importance of connectivity among habitats in the landscape as a basis for effective management tools and conservation. A significant part of her work focuses on crustacean zooplankton in saline temporary ponds (soda pans) by combining field data (spatial statistics) with experimental (micro and mesocosms) approaches.