Eszter Ruprecht, PhD

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Hungarian Department of Biology and Ecology
Faculty of Bi
ology and Geology
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca

Address
Botanical Garden (Babeș-Bolyai University)
Republicii street 42., 400015 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Tel: +40-748032687, Fax: +40-264431858
E-mail: eszter.ruprecht@ubbcluj.ro
Google Scholar Profile
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Fields of research and expertise
Seed ecology
Community ecology
Experimental ecology
Grassland management and restoration
Conservation biology
Invasion ecology
Succession and vegetation dynamics

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Scientific & professional career
1994-98 Biology (Ecology and environmental protection), Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1998-99 postgraduate studies at the Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Vácrátót, Hungary
1999-07 PhD in Biology (Ecology), Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös University, Budapest, Hungary
2001-     assistant lecturer (2001-07)/senior lecturer (2007-13)/associate professor (2013-), Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2010-11 Post-doc, Research Group Plant and Vegetation Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Antwerp, Belgium

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Research projects (coordinator)

2015-17: “The ecological and economic impacts of plant invasions on Romanian
grasslands” financed by the National Council for Scientific Research in the Higher Education, Romania

2010-13: “Consequences of land-use changes on the biodiversity of grasslands and possible management actions” financed by the National Council for Scientific Research in the Higher Education, Romania; http://grasslandmanagementen.wordpress.com
2008-10: “Effects of litter on the germination of dry grassland species” financed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Program for Research Abroad, Hungary
2006-07: “Vegetation dynamics in steppe-like grasslands of the Transylvanian Lowland induced by land-use changes” financed by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Program for Research Abroad, Hungary

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Teaching
Plant systematics (B.Sc.), at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University
Phytosociology and vegetation types of Romania (B.Sc.), at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University
Plant community ecology (M.Sc.), at the Faculty of Biology and Geology, Babeș-Bolyai University
Field trip to the Danube-Delta (B.Sc.)

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Publications

Ruprecht, E., Lukács, K., Domokos, P., Kuhn, T., Fenesi, A. (2016): Hydration status influences seed fire tolerance in temperate European herbaceous species. Plant Biology 18: 295-300.

Ruprecht, E., Enyedi, M.Z., Szabó, A., Fenesi, A. (2016): Biomass removal by clipping and raking vs. burning for the restoration of abandoned Stipa-dominated European steppe-like grassland. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 78-88.

Chytrý, M., Hennekens, S.M., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Knollová, I., Dengler, J., Jansen, F., Landucci, F., Schaminée, J.H.J., Aćić, S., Agrillo, E., Ambarlı, D., Angelini, P., Apostolova, I., Attorre, F., Berg, C., Bergmeier, E., Biurrun, I., Botta-Dukát, Z., Brisse, H., Campos, J.A., Carlón, L., Čarni, A., Casella, L., Csiky, J., Ćušterevska, R., Dajić Stevanović, Z., Danihelka, J., De Bie, E., de Ruffray, P., De Sanctis, M., Dickoré, W.B., Dimopoulos, P., Dubyna, D., Dziuba, T., Ejrnæs, R., Ermakov, N., Ewald, J., Fanelli, G., Fernández-González, F., FitzPatrick, Ú., Font, X., García-Mijangos, I., Gavilán, R.G., Golub, V., Guarino, R., Haveman, R., Indreica, A., Işık Gürsoy, D., Jandt, U., Janssen, J.A.M., Jiroušek, M., Kącki, Z., Kavgacı, A., Kleikamp, M., Kolomiychuk, V., Krstivojević Ćuk, M., Krstonošić, D., Kuzemko, A., Lenoir, J., Lysenko, T., Marcenò, C., Martynenko, V., Michalcová, D., Moeslund, J.E., Onyshchenko, V., Pedashenko, H., Pérez-Haase, A., Peterka, T., Prokhorov, V., Rašomavičius, V., Rodríguez-Rojo, M.P., Rodwell, J.S., Rogova, T., Ruprecht, E., Rūsiņa, S., Seidler, G., Šibík, J., Šilc, U., Škvorc, Ž., Sopotlieva, D., Stančić, Z., Svenning, J.-C., Swacha, G., Tsiripidis, I., Turtureanu, P.D., Uğurlu, E., Uogintas, D., Valachovič, M., Vashenyak, Y., Vassilev, K., Venanzoni, R., Virtanen, R., Weekes, L., Willner, W., Wohlgemuth, T., Yamalov, S. (2016): European Vegetation Archive (EVA): an integrated database of European vegetation plots. Applied Vegetation Science 19: 173-180.

Fenesi, A., Geréd, J., Meiners, S.J., Tóthmérész, B., Török, P., Ruprecht, E. (2015): Does disturbance enhance the competitive effect of the invasive Solidago canadensis on the performance of two native grasses? Biological Invasions 17: 3303-3315.

Hirsch, H., Wagner, V., Danihelka, J., Ruprecht, E., Sánchez-Gómez, P., Seifert, M., Hensen, I. (2015): High genetic diversity declines towards the geographic range periphery of Adonis vernalis, a Eurasian dry grassland plant. Plant Biology 17: 1233-1241.

Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Fodor, E.I., Kuhn, T., Tökölyi, J. (2015): Shape determines fire tolerance of seeds in temperate grasslands that are not prone to fire. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17: 397-404.

Ruprecht, E., Janišová, M., Sutcliffe, L., Boch, S., Becker, T. (2015): Dry grasslands of Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe shaped by environmental heterogeneity and human land use – Editorial to the 10th Dry Grassland Special Feature. Tuexenia 35: 321-328.

Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Nijs, I. (2014): Are plasticity in functional traits and constancy in performance traits linked with invasiveness? An experimental test comparing invasive and naturalized plant species. Biological Invasions 16: 1359-1372.

Fenesi, A., Albert, Á., Ruprecht, E. (2014): Fine-tuned ability to predict future competitive environment in Ambrosia artemisiifolia seeds. Weed Research 54: 58-69.

Turtureanu, P.D., Palpurina, S., Becker, T., Dolnik, C., Ruprecht, E., Sutcliffe, L.M.E., Szabó, A., Dengler, J. (2014): Scale- and taxon-dependent biodiversity patterns of dry grassland vegetation in Transylvania (Romania). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 182: 15–24.

Janišová, M., Boch, S., Ruprecht, E., Reitalu, T., Becker, T. (2014): Continental dry grasslands from range margin to range centre – Editorial to the 9th Dry Grassland Special Feature. Tuexenia 34: 347-353.

Schmiede, R., Ruprecht, E., Eckstein, R.L., Otte, A., Donath, T.W. (2013): Establishment of rare flood meadow species by plant material transfer: Experimental tests of threshold amounts and the effect of sowing position. Biological Conservation 159: 222-229.

Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Nijs, I. (2013): Sudden changes in environmental conditions do not increase invasion risk in grassland. Acta Oecologica 47: 8-15.

Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Fodor, E.I., Kuhn, T. (2013): Prescribed burning as an alternative management in grasslands of temperate Europe: The impact on seeds. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 642-650.

Durka, W., Nossol, C., Welk, E., Ruprecht, E., Wagner, V., Wesche, K., Hensen, I. (2013): Extreme genetic depauperation and differentiation of both populations and species in Eurasian feather grasses (Stipa). Plant Systematics and Evolution 299: 259-269.

Török, P., Miglécz, T., Valkó, O., Tóth, K., Kelemen, A., Albert, Á., Matus, G., Molnár, V.A., Ruprecht, E., Papp, L., Deák, B., Horváth, O., Takács, A., Hüse, B., Tóthmérész, B. (2013): New thousand-seed weight records of the Pannonian flora and their application in analysing Social Behaviour Types. Acta Botanica Hungarica 55(3–4): 429–472.

Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A. (2012): Grass litter is a natural seed trap in long-term undisturbed grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 495-504.

Wagner, V., Treiber, J., Danihelka, J., Ruprecht, E., Wesche, K., Hensen, I. (2012): Declining genetic diversity and increasing genetic isolation towards the range periphery of Stipa pennata, a Eurasian feather grass. International Journal of Plant Sciences 173(7): 1-11.

Ruprecht, E. (2012): Cessation of Traditional Management Reduces the Diversity of Steppe-Like Grasslands in Romania Through Litter Accumulation. In: Marinus J.A. Werger & Marja A. van Staalduinen (eds.) Eurasian Steppes – Ecological Problems and Livelihoods in a Changing World, Springer, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London, pp. 197-208.

Ruprecht, E., Fenesi, A., Szabó, A. (2012): Vegetation database of the dry grasslands from the Transylvanian Basin. Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. (eds.): Vegetation databases for the 21st century. Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 413-413.

Dengler,J., Todorova, S., Becker, T., Boch, S., Chytrý, M., Diekmann, M., Dolnik, C., Dupré, C., Giusso del Galdo, G.P., Guarino, R., Jeschke, M., Kiehl, K., Kuzemko, A., Löbel, S., Otýpková, Z., Pedashenko, H., Peet, R.K., Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Tsiripidis, I., Vassilev, K. (2012): Database Species-Area Relationships in Palaearctic Grasslands. Dengler, J., Oldeland, J., Jansen, F., Chytrý, M., Ewald, J., Finckh, M., Glöckler, F., Lopez-Gonzalez, G., Peet, R.K., Schaminée, J.H.J. (eds.): Vegetation databases for the 21st century. Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 321-322.

Dengler, J., Becker, T., Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Becker, U., Beldean, M., Bita-Nicolae, C., Dolnik, C., Goia, I., Peyrat, J., Sutcliffe, L.M.E., Turtureanu, P.D., Uğurlu, E. (2012): Festuco-Brometea communities of the Transylvanian Plateau (Romania) – a preliminary overview on syntaxonomy, ecology, and biodiversity. Tuexenia 32: 319-359.

Mátis, A., Kolcsár, L.P., Ruprecht, E. (2011): A vaslábi láp flórája és vegetációja (Flora and vegetation of the fen complex near Voşlobeni). In: Markó, B. & Sárkány-Kiss, E. (eds.) A Gyergyói-medence: egy mozaikos táj természeti értékei (Giurgeului Basin: natural values of a mosaic-type landscape), Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 37-53.

Bartha, S., Csathó, A.I., Virágh, K., Szentes, S., Csathó, A.J., Sutyinszki, Z., Horváth, A., Ruprecht, E. (2011): Tompapusztai löszgyep mikrocönológiai értékelése I. Florális diverzitás és koordináltság (Assessing naturalness in the Tompapuszta loess steppe meadow I. Diversity of species combinations and stationarity of fine scale patterns). Crisicum 7: 45-55.

Ruprecht, E., Józsa, J., Ölvedi, T.B., Simon, J. (2010): Differential effects of several “litter” types on the germination of dry grassland species. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 1069-1081.

Ruprecht, E., Enyedi, M.Z., Eckstein, R.L., Donath, T.W. (2010): Restorative removal of plant litter and vegetation 40 years after abandonment enhances re-emergence of steppe grassland vegetation. Biological Conservation 143: 449-456.

Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A., Enyedi, M.Z., Dengler, J. (2009): Steppe-like grasslands in Transylvania (Romania): characterisation and influence of management on species diversity and composition. Tuexenia 29: 353-368.

Fenesi, A., Ruprecht, E., Vincze, E. (2009): Aggressively spreading exotic plant species in Romania. In: Rákosy, L., Momeu, L. (eds.) Neobiota din România, Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 50-65.

Ruprecht, E., Donath, T.W., Otte, A., Eckstein, R.L. (2008): Chemical effects of a dominant grass on seed germination of four familial pairs of dry grassland species. Seed Science Research 18: 239–248.

Enyedi, Z.M., Ruprecht, E., Deák, M. (2008): Long-term effects of the abandonment of grazing on steppe-like grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science 11: 55-62.

Bartha, S., Campetella, G., Ruprecht, E., Kun, A., Házi, J., Horváth, A., Virágh, K., Molnár, Zs. (2008): Will interannual variability in sand grassland communities increase with climate change? Community Ecology 9 (Suppl): 13-21.

Ruprecht, E., Bartha, S., Botta-Dukát, Z., Szabó, A. (2007): Assembly rules during old-field succession in two contrasting environments. Community Ecology 8: 31-40.

Kun, A., Ruprecht, E., Bartha, S., Szabó, A., Virágh, K. (2007): Az Erdélyi Mezőség kincse: a gyepvegetáció egyedülálló gazdagsága (Unique diversity of grassland in the Transylvanian Lowland). Kitaibelia 12: 88-96.

Ruprecht, E. (2006): Successfully recovered grassland: a promising example from Romanian old-fields. Restoration Ecology 14: 473-480.

Ruprecht, E. (2005): Secondary succession in old-fields in the Transylvanian Lowland (Romania). Preslia, Praha 77: 145-157.

Szabó, A., Ruprecht, E. (2005): Tájtörténet és botanika egy észak-mezőségi terület példáján (Land-use history and botany in the northern part of the Transylvanian Lowland). In: Fekete, A. (ed.) Az erdélyi táj kérdései (Questions related to the Transylvanian landscape), Editura Művelődés, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 94-101.

Kun, A., Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A. (2004): Az Erdélyi-medence bioklimatológiai jellemzése (The bioclimatological characteristics of the Transylvanian Basin, Romania). Múzeumi Füzetek 13: 63-81.

Ruprecht, E., Kun, A., Szabó, A. (2003): Száraz gyepek térbeli mintázatainak összehasonlítása az Erdélyi-Mezőségen (Comparing the spatial organization of dry grasslands in the Transylvanian Lowland). Múzeumi Füzetek 12: 91-113.

Penksza, K., Ruprecht, E. (2002): Some corrections to the identification and data about the occurrence of Hierochloe repens (Host) Simonkai in Romania. Contribuţii Botanice 37: 7-12.

Kun, A., Aszalós, R., Botta-Dukát, Z., Bíró, M., Bölöni, J., Fekete, G., Horváth, F., Krasser, D., Molnár, Zs., Ruprecht, E., Török, K. (2002): A növénytakaró vizsgálata és leírása táji léptékben: az utóbbi évtized (Vegetation studies on a landscape scale: the last decade). In: Fekete, G. (ed.) Az MTA Ökológiai és Botanikai Kutatóintézete 50 éve (1952-2002) (The last 50 years of the Institute of Ecology and Botany of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1952-2002), MTA ÖBKI, Vácrátót, pp. 35-64.

Szabó, A., Ruprecht, E. (2001): Az Erdélyi-Mezőség központi részének fontosabb tájtörténeti és tájdinamikai változásai (Important changes of the landscape history and dynamics in the central part of the Transylvanian Lowland (Romania)). Kanitzia 9: 151-164.

Ruprecht, E., Botta-Dukát, Z. (2000): Long-term vegetation textural changes on three fen communities near Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Acta Botanica Hungarica 42: 263-281.

Ruprecht, E. (2000): Előzetes megfigyelések az Erdélyi-Mezőség felhagyott szántói táji léptékű vegetációdinamikájának főbb trendjeiről (Preliminary observations on the landscape-scale vegetation dynamics of old-fields in the Transylvanian Mezőség). Crisicum 3: 43-56.

Botta-Dukát, Z., Ruprecht, E. (2000): Using concentration analysis for operating with indicator values: effect of grouping species. Acta Botanica Hungarica 42: 55-63.

Ruprecht, E., Szabó, A. (1999): A Lassuág-völgy lápjainak vegetációja (The vegetation of the mires from the Lassúág valley). Múzeumi Füzetek 8: 94-109.

Ruprecht, E., Botta-Dukát, Z. (1999): Talaj-növényzet kapcsolatok vizsgálata üde láprét-komplexekben (Soil-vegetation relationships in a rich fen-complex). Kitaibelia 4(2): 331-340.

Ruprecht, E. (1999): A lápi vegetáció múltja és jelene a kolozsvári Malom-völgyben (Past and future of the mire vegetation in the Malom valley near Cluj-Napoca). Múzeumi Füzetek 8: 110-116.

Ruprecht, E. (1998): Egyes jégkori reliktumok és egyéb növényritkaságok elterjedésének és populációméretének vizsgálata a Kolozsvár környéki Malom-völgyben (Study of some glacial relics and other rare plant species in the Malom-valley near Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania). Collegium Biologicum 2: 37-43.

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