This version is of 03 April 2017. The most updated version of this document can be found at
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  Business information

Business address

NARIC Hungarian Forest Research Institute, Frankel L. u. 1. H-1023  Budapest, Hungary







  Personal information



Place/date of birth

Budapest, 8 April 1959

Marital status

Married, two children

  Higher education


Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Forest Research Institute



Degree obtained



University of Forestry and Wood Industry, Sopron



Degree obtained


  Language skills





















  Current and former positions

Since 1 Sept 2014: Director of Field Station, NAIK Hungarian Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Budapest

1 May 2009-1 Sept 2014: Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Budapest.
Since 1 January 2007: research fellow, then, since 30 June 2009, Associate Professor at the Szent István University, Gödöllő, Hungary.

1 May 2007 - 30 April 2009: Research Director, Hungarian Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Budapest

1 Jan 2007 - 30 April 2007: Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Budapest

2004-2006: Detached National Expert, Climate Change Unit, EC DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

1992-2004: Head, Department of Silviculture and Yield, Forest Research Institute (ERTI), Budapest

1991-1992: Post-doctoral fellow, Forestry Canada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

1989-1991: Deputy head, Department of Forest Ecology, Forest Research Institute, Budapest

1986-1989: Senior Researcher, Department of Silviculture and Yield, Forest Research Institute, Budapest

  Professional experience (including work abroad), accomplishments and awards

Contributing (see document 1 and document 2)
to the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 to the IPCC

State order Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of Hungary, awarded at 19. August 2012 for "acknowledging his work conducted in the national forestry research"

This recognition was partly due to my participation in developing methodologies for the national  greenhouse gas inventory, projections, and policy and mitigation policy development in the forestry sector (see my publication list)

  Lead author of the 2019 Refinement of the 2006 Guidelines (AFOLU sector) of IPCC (2017-) 

Invited reviewer of a number of greenhouse gas inventories (of developed countries, since 2005) and REDD+ submissions (of developing countries in the REDD+ scheme, 2016-)

Charter from Prime Minister for my contribution to the success of the Hungarian Presidency of the EU, 2011.

  Lead author of the 2013 IPCC KP Supplement (2011-2013) 

Invited expert to review project proposals for the National Environmental Research Council (NERC) of the UK (2007)

Participating in scoping the future work of the IPCC NGIP program (2007), the development of the IPCC 2006 Guidelines, the IPCC Software (2007), the action on "2013 Revised Supplementary Methods and Good Practice Guidance Arising from the Kyoto Protocol" (2012), and the action on the 2019 Refinement of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines (2016)

Invited expert at the International Workshop on Forest GHG Accounting and Reporting for the Kyoto Protocol the Japanese Accounting and Reporting system, Japan, 6 - 8 June 2006

Completion of a course on “Science communication to non-scientists” (JRC, 2006)

Certified reviewer (with certificates 1 and 2) of the Land Use, Land Use Change (LULUCF) sector for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and for the Kyoto Protocol on behalf of Hungary, and, between 2006-2008, also on behalf of the European Community

Many short-term study tours in USA, China, Brasil, Malaysia, Australia and most countries of Europe

Lead author of the Revised 2006 Guidelines (AFOLU sector) of IPCC (2004-2006)

Invited expert by the UNFCCC for the elaboration of a draft common reporting format for land use, land-use change and forestry in Bonn (Sept. 2003, March 2004)

Visiting scientist at the Joint Research Centre of the EU (December 2003, one week)

Expert of the UNFCCC to review the Third National Communication of the Russian Federation (June 2003)

Lead author of the Good Practice Guidance for Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry of IPCC (2002-2003)

Joint research (in the "CarboInvent" EU research project) with Joanneum Research, Graz, Austria (Feb 2003, 2 weeks)

Participant of CarboInvent, an EU funded project (October 2002 - October 2005)

Vadas Jenő” Performance Award (1998)

Study tour along the West Coast of the USA (1997)

Member of the ICP Forest Growth Expert Panel (1996-2004)

Training course in Berkeley, California, USA (April 1995)

Post Doctoral Fellowship at Forestry Canada, Northwest Region, Northern Forestry Centre Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (October 1991-October 1992)

Scholarship at the Forstliche Bundesversuchsanstalt, Vienna, Austria (from March 1990 to April 19907).

Winning prize: Young foresters essay writing competition (Hungarian Minsitry of Agriculture, 1987)

  Membership in major professional bodies

Member (2012-2016) of the Scientific Advisory Board  of the European Forest Institute

  Member of the Emission Factor Database Editorial Board of the IPCC (2017-) 

Vice Chairman (2003-2005) and Member (1999-2003) of the Board  of the European Forest Institute

Deputy coordinator of Division P 1.00.06 of IUFRO (1995-2005)

Management Committee Member of COST E4 (“Forest Reserves Network”, 1994-1998)

Management Committee Member of COST E21 (“The contribution of forests and forestry to the mitigation of greenhouse gases”, 1999-2004)

Member of the Editorial Board of Erdészeti Lapok (Hungarian Journal of Forestry, 1999-2004), Erdészeti Kutatások (Proceedings of the Forest Research Institute, 1993-2003), and Acta Silvatica et Lignaria Hungarica (2004-2010)

Member of the Forestry Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1993-1996, 2002-2005 and 2008-2009)

Member of the Review Committee of the Hungarian National Science Foundation (OTKA, 2000-2004)

Member of the Nature Conservation and Conservation Biology Committee, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (1999-2005)

Member of the Doctoral and Habilitation Board (West-Hungarian University, 2001-2004)

Member of the Board of Doctoral School of “Szent István” University, Gödöllő (2001-2004)

Chair of Working Group IV of COST 639 action (2006-2009)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Committee on Sustainable Development (under Parliament) (2011-)

  Teaching activities

Forest Ecology (1987-1990, “Eötvös Lóránd” University of Sciences, Budapest)

Forest Yield Study (1993-1995, Sopron University, Sopron)

Ph.D courses in Forest Ecology (“Gödöllő” Agricultural University, Gödöllő) and in Technical Writing (Sopron University, Sopron)

External expert on committees of Ph.D examinations at the West Hungarian University/Sopron University, Sopron; “Szent István” University (SZIE), Gödöllő; University of Debrecen, Debrecen; and at University College Dublin, Ireland

Forestry (Bs.C and Ph.D courses, 2007-), and Sustainable forestry (MSc., 2011), Szent István University, Gödöllő

  Publications and Presentations

I am the author/co-author of over 100 books, book chapters, scientific papers and other publications.
The full
list of publications is found in a separate document at
The full list of presentations
of recent years is found in a separate document at Additionally, several interviews concerning my professional activity were aired in the Hungarian Radio and Television.


I represented my country in the “Gabcikovo-Nagymaros” case in front of the International Court of Justice, The Hague (1995-1997)

I represented my country, as well as the European Community as an expert in the United Nations climate change negotiations at a number of COP conferences and various SBSTA meetings.

I did peer reviews for the following international journals: Forest Ecology and Management; Forestry; European Journal of Forest Research; Trees - Structure and Function etc.

I participated at a hearing at the Environment Commission of the Hungarian Parliament (14 November, 2008).

I chaired the LULUCF Expert Group of the European Union during the semester of the Hungarian Presidency in the first half of 2011.

I prepared, or contributed to the preparation of, various reports of Hungary and the European Union on LULUCF issues under the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol since 1995.