Eszter Kelemen

Eszter Kelemen
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Research Interests

science-policy interfaces, ecosystem services, socio-cultural valuation, deliberative valuation, participatory research, ecological economics, environmental conflict management

Selected Publications

Barton, DN., E Kelemen, J Dick, B Martin-Lopez, E Gómez-Baggethun, S Jacobs, CMA Hendriks, M Termansen, M García-Llorente, E Primmer, R Dunford, PA Harrison, et al. (2018) (Dis) integrated valuation–Assessing the information gaps in ecosystem service appraisals for governance support. Ecosystem Services, Vol. 29. Part C. p. 529-541.

Harrison, PA., Dunford, R., Barton, DN., Kelemen, E., Martín-López, B., Norton, L., Termansen, M., Saarikoski, H., Hendriks, K., Gómez-Baggethun, E., Czúcz, B., et al. (2018) Selecting methods for ecosystem service assessment: A decision tree approach. Ecosystem Services, Vol. 29. Part C. p. 481-498..

Jacobs, Sander; Martín-López, Berta; Barton, David N; Dunford, Robert; Harrison, Paula A; Kelemen, Eszter; Saarikoski, Heli; Termansen, Mette; García-Llorente, Marina; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik; et al. (2018)The means determine the end–Pursuing integrated valuation in practice, Ecosystem Services, Vol. 29. Part C. p. 511-528.

Turkelboom, F., Leone, M., Jacobs, S., Kelemen, E., García-Llorente, M., Baró, F., Termansen, M.,  Barton, DN., et al. (2018) When we cannot have it all: Ecosystem services trade-offs in the context of spatial planning. Ecosystem Services, Vol. 29. Part C. p. 566-578.

Kovács, E., Kelemen, E., Kiss, G., Kalóczkai, Á., Fabók, V., Mihók, B., Megyesi, B., Pataki, Gy., Bodorkós, B., Balázs, B., Bela, Gy., Margóczi, K., Roboz, Á., Molnár, D. (2017) Evaluation of participatory planning: Lessons from Hungarian Natura 2000 management planning processes. Journal of Environmental Management, Vol.204: 540-550

Pascual, Unai; Balvanera, Patricia; Díaz, Sandra; Pataki, György; Roth, Eva; Stenseke, Marie; Watson, Robert T; Dessane, Esra Başak; Islar, Mine; Kelemen, Eszter; et al. (2017) Valuing nature’s contributions to people: the IPBES approach,Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability,26:7-16

Santos-Martín, F., Kelemen, E., García-Llorente, M., Jacobs, S., Oteros-Rozas, E., Palomo, I., Barton, D.N., Hevia, V., Martín-López, B. (2017): Socio-cultural valuation approaches. In: Burkhard, B., Maes, J. (eds) Mapping ecosystem services. Pensoft Publishers. pp. 102-112.

Bela, Gy., Peltola, T., Young, J.C., Balázs, B., Arpin, I., Pataki, Gy., Hauck, J., Kelemen, E., Kopperioinen, L., Van Herzele, A., Keune, H., Hecker, S., Suskevics, M., Roy, H.E., Itkonen, P., Külvik, M., László, M., Basnou, C., Pino, J., Bonn, A. (2016): Learning and the transformative potential of citizens science. Conservation Biology. Accepted article published online, DOI: 10.1111/cobi.12762

Kovács E., Kelemen E., Kalóczkai Á., Margóczi K., Pataki Gy., Gébert J., Málovics Gy., Balázs B., Roboz Á., Krasznai Kovács E., Mihók B. (2015): Understanding the links between ecosystem service trade-offs and conflicts in protected areas. ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE 12: pp. 117-127.

Kretsch, C., Kelemen, E. (2015): Ecosystem Services and Social Justice. In: Potschin, M. and K. Jax (eds): OpenNESS Reference Book. EC FP7 Grant Agreement no. 308428. Available via:

Research Projects

TRUE (Transition Path to Sustainable Legume Based Systems in Europe; Grant Agreement No. 727973, EU H2020) – policy analysis at Hungarian and European scale. ESSRG Kft. Principal investigator: Pietro Ianetta (James Hutton Institute)

EKLIPSE (Establishing a European Knowledge and Learning Mechanism to Improve the Policy-Science-Society Interface on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Grant Agreement No.: 690474, EU H2020) – supporting and analysing the creation of a Network of Networks, supporting social engagement. ESSRG Kft., Principal investigator: Juliette Young (CEH)

OpenNESS (Operationalizing Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services Grant Agreement No.: 308428, EU FP7) – non-monetary valuation of ecosystem services, coordinating the social-scientific field research in the Hungarian case study. ESSRG Kft., Principal investigator: Eeva Furmann (SYKE)

QUESSA (Quantification of Ecological Services for Sustainable Agriculture, Grant Agreement No.: 311879, EU FP7) – non-monetary valuation of ecosystem services, methodological development and training. ESSRG Kft. Principal investigator: John Holland (Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust)

Deliberative valuation of ecosystem services provided by four Hungarian agro-ecosystems (OTKA #78514) – developing the research methodology and coordinating the field work. Szent István University. Principal investigator: György Pataki

BioBio Biodiversity indicators for organic and low-input farming systems, EU FP7, KBBE-227161) – developing qualitative social scientific methods of biodiversity assessment and coordinating data collection and analysis. Szent István University, Principal investigator: Felix Herzog (FDEA-ART)

Work in Progress

Watt, A., Ainsworth, G., Balian, E., Cojocaru, G., Darbi, M., Dicks, L., Eggermont, H., Furman, E., Goudeseune, L., Huybrecht, P. and Kelemen, E., 2018. EKLIPSE: engaging knowledge holders and networks for evidence-informed European policy on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice.