Peter Koncz Dr.

Born: Budapest, 1982
E-mail: pkoncz@gmail.com
Phone/extension: +36-28/522-000/1764
Office: MTA-SZIE Plant Ecology Research Group
Address: Páter K. u. 1. Gödöllő,2100-Hungary

Ecologist, research assistant

Research interest:
­ – Greenhouse gas budget of farms
­ – Adaptation of livestock to climate change
– Effect of climate change on low-arctic vegetation
­ – Sustainable land use management

Teaching:
2016 – Ecology Module, Milestone Institute
2012 – Global ecology for biologist BSc and MSc students, Szent Istvan University
2008 – 2010 Demonstrator of biology courses at the Memorial University (Canada)

Education and professional activities:
2017 – 2018 Agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI), „Grazing for Carbon" Focus Group adviser
2013 – MTA-SZIE Plant Ecology Research Group; measuring farm scale greenhouse gas budget
2010 – 2016 Szent István University, biologist PhD; investigation of carbon-dioxide flux on grasslands
2011 – 2012 English Translator Qualification, Szent Istvan University
2011 Low-Carbon Economy Qualification
2008 – 2010 Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John’s, Canada), Labrador Highlands Research Group; northern-tree line and arctic tundra vegetation change studies within the framework of the International Polar Year (2007-09)
2005 – 2006 University of Copenhagen, Erasmus exchange program; microbiological surveys
2001 – 2007 University of Debrecen, biologist/ecologist, MSc; forest-ecophysiological studies
2001– 2005 Organizing the Biologist Club at the University of Debrecen

Extracurricular activities:
2007 I took part in the planning process of the „Hungarian Folk-art and Art Tourist Park” in Zsáka, Hajdú-Bihar county.
2007 I joined to the “Development of Sárospatak” Project, to establish a new promenade along the Bodrog River.
2006 - 2012 I collected Hungarian records and mementos in Denmark and in Canada.
2005 I participated in the application process of the city Debrecen (Hungary) to gain the “European Capital of Culture” title for 2010.

Language skills:
English – Biologist Translator Certificate
German – Zertifikat Deutsch "ZD", Goethe Institute, Budapest

Other qualifications:
– Pc applications: SPSS, Sigmaplot, Minitab
– Driving license (B)

Member:
2016 Public body of MTA - member
2015 European Alliance of Global Change Research Committee - member
2010 Eco-Scale Association - head
2009 Society for the Zemplén National Park
2009 Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution
2007 Hungarian Comenius Society
2007 Hungarian Biological Society
2003- 2007 István Hatvani College

Journal:

Fóti, Sz., Balogh, J., Papp, M, Koncz, P., Hidy, D., Csintalan, Zs., Kertész, P., Bartha, S., Zimmermann, Z., Biró, M., Hováth, L., Molnár, E., Szaniszló, A., Kristóf, K., Kampfl, Gy., Nagy, Z. (2017) Temporal variability of CO2 and N2O flux spatial patterns at a mowed and a grazed grassland. Ecosystems, 20, 1-13 p.

Koncz, P., Pintér, K., Balogh, J. et al. (2017) Extensive grazing in contrast to mowing is climate-friendly based on the farm-scale greenhouse gas balance Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 240, 121–134.

Koncz, P., Balogh, J., Papp, M., Hidy, D., Pintér, K., Fóti, Sz., Klumpp, K., Nagy, Z. (2015):Higher soil respiration under mowing than under grazing explained by biomass differences. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 103, 201-215.

Koncz Péter, Besnyői Vera, Csathó András István, Nagy János, Szerdahelyi Tibor, Tóth Zsuzsa, Pintér Krisztina, Balogh János, Nagy Zoltán, Bartha Sándor (2014): Effect of grazing and mowing on the microcoenological composition of a semi-arid grassland in Hungary. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 12, 563-575.

Fóti, Sz., Balogh, J., Nagy, Z., Herbst, M., Pintér, K., Péli, E., Koncz, P., Bartha, S.(2014): Soil moisture induced changes on fine-scale spatial pattern of soil respiration in a semi-arid sandy grassland. Geoderma, 213, 245-254.

Koncz, P. (2010): International Polar Year – Style, projects and discoveries 1. Life and Science, 33, 1030-1032. 35, 1100-1102. 37, 1162-1164. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2009): Connections between the Canadaian and Hungarian World Heritage Sites. Kaleidoscope, 5, 13-15. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2008): The holographic theory and the legend of ”Bálványos”]. Magyarság, 5, 4. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2008): Which way is the ecology headed? As a researcher in Labrador]. Magyarság, 3, 8. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2008): Ecological aspect in the planning process of the “Kalajka” promenade and Suta-path in Sárospatak. Zempléni Múzsa, 28. (Hungarian) www.zemplenimuzsa.hu

Mészáros, I., Veres, Sz., Szôllôsi, E., Koncz, P., Kanalas, P., Oláh, V. (2008): Responses of some ecophysiological traits of sessile oak (Quercus petraea) to drought stress and heat wave in growing season of 2003. Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 52, 107-109.
http://www2.sci.u-szeged.hu/ABS/2008/Acta%20HP/52107.pdf

Mészáros, I., Koncz, P., Kanalas, P., Veres, Sz., Sárvári, É., Oláh, V., Szőllősi, E. (2007): A kocsánytalan tölgy és a csertölgy ökofiziológiai sajátosságai kontrasztos időjárású években. In: Mátyás, Cs., és Víg, P. (eds.): Forest and Climate V, 183-198. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P., Gáspár, A., Oláh, V., Elek, L., Lakatos, Gy., Mészáros, I. (2005): Variability of leaf growth characteristics in the canopy of sessile oak and Austrian oak. Acta Biologica Szegediensis, 49, 149-150.
http://www2.sci.u-szeged.hu/ABS/2005/Acta%20HP/49149.pdf

Book Chapter:

Koncz, P (2011): Duna menti tölgyesek restaurációja a klímaváltozás tükrében [Restoration potentials of oak forests along the Danube river]. In: A Duna menti tölgyesek restaurációjának lehetőségei (szerk. Bakó, G.). Az Ökolépték Mérnöki és Humán Szolgáltató Egyesület kiadványa (ISBN 978-963-0844-123). 49-87.

Abstract, poster:

Balogh, J., Fóti, Sz., Pintér, K., Papp, M., Cserhalmi, D., Koncz, P., Marian, P., Darenova, E., Nagy, Z. (2012): Talajok CO2 kibocsátásának mérése új, automatizált technikával. Magyar Ökológus Kongresszus, Keszthely 2012. szeptemnber 5-7-. Programfüzet, Előadások és poszerek összefoglalói, 28.

Koncz, P, Balogh, J., Pintér, K., Nagy, Z. (2012): Kaszálás és legeltetés hatása a bugaci gyep szénmérlegére. Magyar Ökológus Kongresszus, Keszthely 2012. szeptemnber 5-7-. Programfüzet, Előadások és poszerek összefoglalói, 61.

Fóti, Sz.., Balogh, J., Nagy, Z., Pintér, K., Péli, E., Koncz, P., Bartha, S. (2011):
Assay of optimal sample size of soil respiration in a dry sandy grassland. Carbon in a Changing world, Rome, 2011 October 23-26. Conference abstracts,

Koncz, P. (2010): What is going to happen with the mosses? A baseline study to determinate the impact of climate change on tundra vegetation. International Polar Year Conference, Understanding Circumpolar Ecosystems in a Changing World, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 3-6 November 2010. Conference Program and Abstracts, 81.

Koncz, P. (2010): Allocation between reproduction mechanisms did not change along environmental gradients of the moss Polytrichum juniperinum in the low arctic. International Polar Year Conference, Understanding Circumpolar Ecosystems in a Changing World, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 3-6 November 2010. Conference Program and Abstracts, 82.

Siegwart Collier, L., Hermanutz, L., Wheeler, J., Koncz, P., Cuerrier, A., Marino, P. (2010): Vegetation Change After Experimental Warming in Wet and Dry Tundra Ecosystems of Torngat Mountains National Park, Northern Labrador. International Polar Year Conference, Understanding Circumpolar Ecosystems in a Changing World, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 3-6 November 2010. Conference Program and Abstracts, 101.

Marino, P, and Koncz, P. (2010): Determining the impacts of climate change on tundra vegetation: baseline studies on mosses. 2009 Annual report of research and monitoring in Torngat Mountains National Park, 42-43.

Marino, P, and Koncz, P. (2010): Investigating the reproductive strategies of the moss Polytrichum juniperinum. 2009 Annual report of research and monitoring in Torngat Mountains National Park, 42-43.

Koncz, P., Marino, P., and Innes, D. (2009): Spatial genetic structure and related sexual and asexual reproduction mechanism of Polytrichum juniperinum in the Torngat Mountains low arctic area. Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution and the Genetics Society of Canada, Dalhousie University, Halifax, May 14-17 2009.

Koncz, P. and Marino, P. (2009): Growth rates of bryophytes along environmental stress gradients in the Torngat and Mealy Mtns, Labrador. 45th Annual Meeting of the Candian Botanical Association, Acadia University, Wolfville, May 18-21 2009.

Hermanutz, L., Marino, P., Jacobs, J., Simms, A., Chan, S., Cranston, B., Koncz, P., Upshall, M., Wheeler, J. (2008): Monitoring and predicting change in tundra ecosystems of Torngat Mountains National Park Reserve, Labrador. International Arctic Change 2008 Conference, Québec City, Canada, 9-12 December 2008. Arctic Change 2008 Conference Programme and Abstracts, 234-235. http://www.arctic-change2008.com/

Chan, S., Cranston, B., Hermanutz, L., Jacobs, J.D, Koncz, P., Marino, P., Simms, A., Upshall, M., Wheeler, J., (2008): Impacts of climate change on the tundra ecosystems of Torngat Mountains, National Park Reserve, Labrador. Second Annual CiCAT Meeting, Canadian Arctic Tundra Ecosystems in a Changing Climate, Ottawa, 13-16 April 2008.

Koncz, P., Gáspár, A., Oláh, V., Kanalas, P., Szölősi. E., Lakatos, Gy., Mészáros, I. (2007): Effect of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) invasion on the canopy of the Qurecetum petraea-cerris forest in the „Skfőkút Project” (ILTER) site. Scientific Students' Associations essay. XXVIII. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations, Biology section, Program and abstracts p. 259. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P., Gáspár, A., Oláh, V., Kanalas, P., Szölősi. E., Lakatos, Gy., Mészáros, I. (2007): Effect of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) invasion on the canopy of the Qurecetum petraea-cerris forest in the „Skfőkút Project” (ILTER) site. Scientific Students' Associations essay. XXVIII. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations, Biology section, Debrecen, Hungary 4-6 April 2007. (Hungarian)

Mészáros, I., Veres, S., Koncz, P., Oláh, V., Sárvári, É., Lévai, L., Szollosi, E. and Lakatos, G. (2006): Leaf growth, photochemical efficiency and pigment composition in sun and shade canopy layers of co-existing Quercus petraea L. and Quercus cerris L. trees during contrasting growing seasons. XV. Congress of the Federation of European Societes of Plant Biology, Lyon, France, 17-21 July 2006, Book of Abstracts p.190.

Koncz, P., Gáspár, A., Oláh, V., Elek, L., Lakatos, Gy., Mészáros, I. (2006): Effect of gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) invasion on the canopy of the Qurecetum petraea-cerris forest in the „Skfőkút Project” (ILTER) site. In (Edited by): Szentesi, Á., Szövényi G., Török, J.: Reprot of the VII. Hungarian Ecological Congress p. 110. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2005): Variability of leaf growth characteristics in the canopy of the Qurecetum petraea-cerris forest in the „Skfőkút Project” (ILTER) site. XXVII. National Conference of Scientific Students' Associations, Biology section, Program and abstracts p. 254. (Hungarian)
http://biol-otdk2005.pte.hu/22abs_novoko.html#N%C3%96V%C3%96KO-3

Koncz, P., Gáspár, A., Oláh, V., Elek, L., Lakatos, Gy., Mészáros, I. (2005): Variability of leaf growth characteristics in the canopy of sessile oak and Austrian oak. VIII. Hungarian Plant-physiology Congress and VI. Hungarian Photosynthesis Conference, Szeged, Hungary, 22-25 Augustus 2005. (Hungarian)

Studies:

Koncz, P. (2012): Overview of the National Greenhouse Gas Inventories related to grasslands in Eastern Europe. Report for 16th workpackage of the AnimalChange Project (European Community's Seventh Framework Programme, FP7/ 2007-2013, grant agreement n° 266018.) 9. pp.

Koncz, P. (2011): A Szent István Egyetem hallgatóinak visszajelzései a külföldi tanulással és munkavállalással kapcsolatban. Diplomás Pályakövető Rendszer, SZIE, GTK, TÁMOP - 4.1.1.-08/1-2009-0013.

Koncz, P. (2007): Competitor analysis. In: Koncz, G.: Hungarian Folk-art and Art Touristic Park. Eastern Gate Microregion, „Zsáka Projekt” (ZsP). Essey of realization, Budapest, 12-17. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2007): Environmental and ecological aspects. In: Koncz, G.: Hungarian Folk-art and Art Touristic Park. Eastern Gate Microregion, „Zsáka Projekt” (ZsP). Essey of realization, Budapest, 80-90. (Hungarian)

Koncz, P. (2010): Hungarian records and mementos in Denmark, CD (Hungarian)

Book reviews:

Koncz, P. (2011): Ecofriendly landscape management. Csaba Baráz, Gábor Kiss (Eds.) 2009: A Zempléni Tájvédelmi Körzet, Abaúj és Zemplén határán [Landscape-protection areas of Zemplén, along Abaúj and Zemplén, Bükk National Park]; Bertalan Andrásfalvy, 2007. A Duna mente népének ártéri gazdálkodása. Ártéri gazdálkodás Tolna és Baranya megyében az ármentesítési munkák befejezése előtt [Flood management and land use along the Danube]. Zempléni Múzsa, 11, 98-101.(Hungarian)
http://zemplenimuzsa.hu/11_1/zmuzsa2011_01_szemle.pdf

21 January 2013, Gödöllő