Dr. László Orlóci
Evolutionary and Dynamic Ecology
Research. Orlóci is recognised for his contributions to the development of conceptual tools and applications in statistical ecology. His early seminal paper on the ordination of variable-rich ecological data is a 1982 ISI Citation Classic. He pioneered information theoretical approaches in ecological data analysis; clarified the fundamentals of a species-free hierarchical approach in global community studies and developed techniques for the estimation of transition probabilities in temporal vegetation data. He provided a solution for the estimation of local thermal flux rates under scenarios of climate warming and elaborated the basic principles of process sampling stressing sample structure stability as optimality criterion. Orlóci’s current research is concerned with approaches and conceptual tools of evolutionary community studies where process determinism, attractor migration, phase structure, periodicity, dimensionality, and parallelism are central notions. His current research essays on trajectory analysis, the rules of process governance, and the detection of the phylogenetic signal in vegetation transitions have considerable significance for evolutionary ecology and substantial utility in global change science.
The UWO years. Orlóci joined the University of Western Ontario as Assistant Professor in 1965, was promoted to Full Professor in 1972 and continued in the Faculty of Science with intermittent sabbaticals and other assignments abroad at universities and research institutions until his retirement in 1996. Orlóci held or still holding appointments as Visiting Professor at universities in the Americas, the Pacific, Asia, and Europe.
Honours. Orlóci has received honours in Academia and Science: external Academician member of the Hungarian Academy of Science (MHAS); Fellow of the Canadian Academies of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC); DSc h.c., the University of Trieste; Distinguished Statistical Ecologist Award, the VIth INTECOL Congress at the University of Manchester; Twentieth Century Distinguished Service Award, the 9th Lukács Symposium in Statistical Ecology at Bowling Green State University; and Honorary Academic Advisor, the Northeast Forestry University in Harbin (China).
Publications – the retirement years
Orlóci, L. 2011. Self-organisation and mediated transience in plant communities. 83 p. Scada Publishing, London. Online Edition distributed by CreateSpace https://createspace.com/ 3585127
Orlóci, L. 2010. Statistical Ecology. The quantitative exploration of nature to reveal the unexpected. 597 p. Scada Publishing, London. Online Edition distributed by CreateSpace https://createspace.com/3476529
Orlóci. L. 2011. Flexible Computing in Statistical Ecology. 138 p. Scada Publishing, London. Online Edition distributed by CreateSpace https://createspace.com/3574792
Orlóci, L. 2009. Multi-scale trajectory analysis: powerful conceptual tool for understanding ecological change . Frontiers of Biology in China 4: 158-179. -- Online First Volume 4, No.2, March. http://www.springerlink.com/content/119832/?k=Orloci
Orlóci, L. and K.S. He. 2009. On Governance in the long-term vegetation process: How to discover the rules? Frontiers of Biology in China 4: 557-568. -- Online First Volume 4, No.4, September. http://www.springerlink.com/content/119832/?k=Orloci
Orlóci, L. 2008. Vegetation displacement issues and transition statistics in climate warming cycle. Community Ecology 9: 83-98.
Wildi, O. and L. Orlóci. 2007. Essay on the study of the vegetation process. In: F. Kienast, O. Wildi and S. Ghosh (eds.), A Changing World. Challenges for Landscape Research. pp. 195-207.
Orlóci, L. 2006. Diversity partitions in 3-way sorting: functions, Venn diagram mappings, typical additive series, and examples. Community Ecology 7:253-259.
Orlóci, L., V.D. Pillar, and M. Anand. 2006. Multiscale analysis of palynological records: new possibilities. Community Ecology 7:53-68.
Behling, H., V.D. Pillar, L. Orlóci, and S. G. Bauermann. 2004. Late Quaternary Araucaria forest, grassland ( Campos), fire and climate dynamics, studied by high-resolution pollen, charcoal and multivariate analysis of the Cambará do Sul core in southern Brazil. Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 203: 277-297.
Orlóci, L., V.D. Pillar, M. Anand and H. Behling. 2002. Some interesting characteristics of the vegetation process. Community Ecology 3:125-146.
Orlóci, L., M. Anand, and V. D. Pillar. 2002. Biodiversity analysis: issues, concepts, techniques. Community Ecology. Community Ecology 3: 217-236.
Orlóci, L. 2001. Prospects and expectations: reflections on a science in change. Community Ecology 2: 187-196.
Orlóci, L. 2001. Pattern dynamics: an essay concerning principles, techniques, and applications. Community Ecology 2:1-15.
Anand, M., and L.Orlóci. 2000. On partitioning of an ecological complexity function. Ecological Modelling 132:51-62.
Orlóci, L. 2000. From Order to Causes. A personal view, concerning the principles of syndynamics. See the worldwide web at http://www.vegetationdynamics.com link to Koa papers then Syndynamics.
He, X.S. and L. Orlóci. 1999. Anderson Pond revisited: the late Quaternary vegetation process. Abstracta Botanica. Abstracta Botanica 22:81-93.
Orlóci, L. 1998. Appendix in “Fekete, G., K. Virágh, R. Aszalós, and L. Orlóci, Landscape and ecological differentiation of Brachypodium pinnatum grasslands in Hungary”. Coenoses 13:39-53.
Fekete, G., K. Virágh, R. Aszalós, and L. Orlóci. 1998. Landscape and ecological differentiation of Brachypodium pinnatum grasslands in Hungary. Coenoses 13:39-53.
Anand, M. and L. Orlóci, L. . 1997. Chaotic dynamics in a multispecies community. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 4:337-344.
Anand, M. and L. Orlóci. 1996. Complexity in plant communities: the notion and quantification. J. theor. Biol. 179:179-186.
Patta, V. De Pillar and L. Orlóci. 1996. On randomization testing in vegetation science: multifactor comparisons of relevé groups. J. Veg. Sci. 7: 585-592.
Orlóci, L. and X.S. He. 1996. The entropy structure of biodiversity. Bull. Bot. Res. (NFU, Harbin, China) 16:146-154.
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