Hungarian Lichenologists – a 60th birthday tribute

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Edit Farkas and László Lőkös are internationally well known and respected Hungarian lichenologists. They did their best to maintain and to develop several aspects of the Hungarian lichenology, including biodiversity research on lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi, taxonomic revisions based on morphological, chemical and molecular methods, ecological, ecophysiological and conservation biological research, as well as investigations on history of science and bibliographical compilations. Hungarian lichen herbaria were enriched considerably by their various Hungarian collections as well as collections from tropical, temperate Asian and Balkan areas. We greet both of them on occasion of their 60th birthday anniversary and we shortly overview their scientifi c career and results publishing in more than 100 scientifi c papers, and similar amount of scientifi c and popular presentations. As key persons in traditional Hungarian lichenology, their keen and precise way of research might serve as a good example to their students and colleagues.


External organisations
  • Institute of Ecology and Botany, HAS
  • Hungarian Natural History Museum
  • M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, Kiev
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Botany


  • lichenology, biography, birthday tribute, science history
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-292
JournalStudia botanica hungarica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Publication categoryResearch