Research interest

community ecology

conservation biology

freshwater ecology

Research keywords

alien species, aquatic invertebrates, beta diversity, biodiversity, community organization, diversity partitioning, effect of human impact, functional diversity, methodology of community ecology and biodiversity research, nestedness, sampling, scale concept, stream ecology, trait-based community analysis, turnover

Key papers

Schmera D, Podani J, Legendre P 2020 What do beta diversity components reveal from presence-absence community data? Let us connect every indicator to an indicandum. Ecological Indicators 117: 106540.

Gál B, Szivák I, Heino J, Schmera D 2019 The effect of urbanization on freshwater macroinvertebrates – Knowledge gaps and future research directions. Ecological Indicators 104: 357-364.

Schmera D, Árva D, Boda P, Bódis E, Bolgovics Á, Borics G, Csercsa A, Deák Cs, Krasznai EÁ, Kukács BA, Mauchart P, Móra A, Sály P, Specziár A, Süveges K, Szivák I, Takács P, Tóth M, Várbíró G, Vojtkó AE, Erős T 2018 Does isolation influence the relative role of environmental and dispersal-related processes in stream networks? An empirical test of the network position hypothesis using multiple taxa. Freshwater Biology 63: 74-85.

Schmera D, Heino J, Podani J, Erős T, Dolédec S 2017 Functional diversity: a review of methodology and current knowledge in freshwater macroinvertebrate research. Hydrobiologia 787: 27-44.

Schmera D, Podani J, Heino J, Erős T, Poff NL 2015 A proposed unified terminology of species traits in stream ecology. Freshwater Science 34: 823-830.

Cardoso P, Rigal F, Carvalho JC, Fortelius M, Borges PAV, Podani J, Schmera D 2014 Partitioning taxon, phylogenetic and functional beta diversity into replacement and richness difference components. Journal of Biogeography 41: 749-761.

Podani J, Ricotta C, Schmera D 2013 A general framework for analyzing beta diversity, nestedness and related community-level phenomena based on abundance data. Ecological Complexity 15: 52-61.

Podani J, Schmera D 2011 A new conceptual and methodological framework for exploring and explaining pattern in presence-absence data. Oikos 120: 1625-1638.

Schmera D, Erős T, Podani J 2009 A measure for assessing functional diversity in ecological communities. Aquatic Ecology 43: 157-167.

Podani J, Schmera D. 2006 On dendrogram-based measures of functional diversity Oikos 115: 179-185.

Professional responsibilities

editor, Community Ecology

editor, Limnologica