Processing of the detailed habitat naturalness data gives a possibility to compare the naturalness of different regions of Hungary.
Human landuse of hundreds and thousands of years has had a significant effect on the natural vegetation of Hungary. Habitats were ruined, degraded or changed on considerable part of the landscape. It was the first time in Hungary to collect naturalness data of habitats and landscapes in the whole territory of the country. Naturalness was assigned to five categories.
The NATURE-SDIplus project’s main aim is to establish a Best Practice Network on geographical information for nature conservation to stimulate the members and, in perspective, the target users at improving the harmonisation of their datasets on nature conservation to better exploit and access them.
Takács G., Molnár Zs. (eds.) (2009): Habitat mapping. 2nd modified edition. Handbooks of National Biodiversity Monitoring System IX. MTA ÖBKI - KvVM, Vácrátót - Budapest, 54 pp.
This monitoring manual is the completely revised second edition of the book with the same title published in 1999. During the development and elaboration of the methodology of National Biodiversity Monitoring System we could rely on the results of test habitat mapping performed at Tiszabercel in 1996, repeated later in 2000, the habitat mapping made in Duna-Tisza-köze (Biró 2006) and also monitoring experience of the last 10 years (more than 100 maps). By today within the scope of the National Biodiversity Monitoring System nearly 3 % of Hungary was mapped at the scale of 1: 25 000. Since each map was quality controlled by experts we have a comprehensive view of the possibilities and limitations of this mapping method.
Á-NÉR 2007 DE/EN - list of semi-natural habitats with short description, in English. This translation is based on the paper of BÖLÖNI, KUN, MOLNÁR és BIRÓ (2007). One can find the original paper at the section of attached publications (see below) or download from here (2.4 MB, PDF).
The MÉTA database was developed according to the methodology. The survey produced 17 sort of features of 86 type of habitats along more than 260,000 hexagons covering the country. The huge amount of data is managed by a relational database management system ...