- Intro

Beáta Oborny, PhD
Dept. Plant Taxonomy, Ecology and Theoretical Biology,
Biological Institute, Loránd Eötvös University (ELTE), Budapest.
Pázmány P. stny. 1/c, Budapest, H-1117, Hungary
Tel: +36 1 381 21 87

Welcome, Visitor!

This is my homepage for sharing information with my colleagues and friends.

I am a theoretical biologist in Hungary. I received my MSc and PhD degrees in Biology at the Loránd Eötvös University in Budapest. I did postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford (UK). I was a Senior International Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute (USA). At present, I am an Associate Professor at Loránd Eötvös University, where I lead the Ecological Boundaries Research Group. Our fields of research include

- the dynamics of species extinctions,
- habitat fragmentation and invasions,
- self-organized patterns in ecological systems, and
- the evolution and ecology of clonal organisms.

I am also interested in various boundaries between sciences, arts, and humanities. For example, I wrote an essay about plant architecture for the 11th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice. My favorite hobbies include glasspainting, playing board games and improvisative theater (playback theater).

Links to other pages


A snaphot from my simulations of heathland patch dynamics


Patches in real life:
fireweed in a forest