Dr. Borbála Pájer-Gálos

associate professor

Building "C", ground floor, room 102


+36 99 518-622


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Habilitation (2016; University of West Hungary)
Ph.D. degree in environmental sciences (2010; UWH, Faculty of Forestry, Pál Kitaibel Doctoral School of Environmental Sciences)
MSc in environmental education (2001-2005; UWH, Faculty of Wood Sciences)
MSc in environmental engineering (2000-2005; UWH, Faculty of Forestry)

Work experience

2017- associate professor (University of Sopron, Faculty of Forestry)
2011-2016 assistant professor (UWH, Faculty of Forestry)
2011 (8 months) postdoctoral research fellow (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany)
2010 scientific assistant (UWH, Faculty of Forestry)
2006-2009 Ph.D. student (UWH, Faculty of Forestry, Institute of Environmental and Earth Sciences)

Language skills

German: higher-level state certificate CEF level: C1
English: medium level state certificate, CEF level: B2

Teaching activity (courses)

Climatology, Air quality protection, Global environmental systems, Land use change and climate, Climate extremes and impacts, Climate risk assessment, Ecological climatology

Research interest and expertise

• Climate projections for the 21st century, climate extremes (in particular drought probability, drought risk for forests) 
• Climatic effects of land cover change

Participation in international and national research projects

“Agroforestry” national research project – EFOP-3.6.2-16-2017-00018 (2017 – 2020)

„Agroclimate.2” joint EU-national research project – VKSZ_12-1-2013-0034 (2014 – 2018)

“Climate change impacts” – Complex climate change impact assessments, preparation of international R& D projects at the University of West Hungary – TÁMOP-4.2.2.D-15/1/Konv-2015-0023 (2015)

COST Action FP1202 Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest tree to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR) (2012-2016)

RECLAND – MSc Programme in Climate Change and Restoration of Degraded Land, 526746-LLP-1-2012-1-ES-ERASMUS-EMCR (2012 – 2014)

„Agroclimate” joint EU-national research project – TÁMOP-4.2.2.A-11/1/KONV-2012-0013 (2012 – 2014)

EC-FP7 project CC-TAME – Climate Change – Terrestrial Adaptation and Mitigation in Europe

TÁMOP 4.2.2-08/1-2008-0020 joint EU-national research project on Forestry, Agriculture, Renewable energy ressources and Climate change (2009 – 2011)

Research, studies and scholarships abroad

Train the Trainers mastercourse on the use of the C3S Climate Data Store: Wageningen University & Research Cenrte, the Netherlands (2018; 3 days)

ERASMUS staff mobility for training: Georg August University of Göttingen, Germany (2017; 5 days)

ERASMUS staff mobility for training: University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Germany (2016; 5 days)

„Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics” summer school: Research Centre Jülich (Germany), Institute for Energy- and Climate Research (2015; 5 days)

ERASMUS staff mobility for teaching: Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany (2013; 2 weeks)

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg (Germany), Research group of Regional Climate Modelling. Topic: Regional scale modelling of the climate change altering effects of forest cover change (4 months in 2008)

DBU (German Federal Environmental Foundation) scholarship Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg (Germany), Research group of Regional Climate Modelling. Topic: Analysis of the probability and severity of droughts for the 21st century (2005/2006;12 months)

Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg (Germany), Institute of Tree physiology (2003; 2 weeks)

Membership in professional societies

Hungarian Academy of Sciences VEAB Working Committee of Environmental Sciences
European Geosciences Union
DBU Hungarian Alumni

Awards and scholarships

Postdoctoral Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Government Excellence Program (2016/2017)
Prize for the best Ph.D. work in the Western Transdanubian Region of the Commission of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2011)
Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Forestry (2005)
Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic (2005)

Head of Institute:

Prof. Dr. András Bidló
Tel.: +36 99 518-170
E-mail: bidlo.andras@uni-sopron.hu


Mrs. Ágnes Csepregi-Rimóczi
Tel.: +36 99 518-645
E-mail: csepregi-rimoczi.agnes@uni-sopron.hu


University of Sopron
Institute of Environmental and Earth Sciences
H-9400 Sopron, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 4.
Building C, ground floor

Mailing address: H-9401 Sopron P.o.b. 132