Department of Environmental and Landscape Geography

Head of the research team:

Dr. Béla Munkácsy


geography – in its complexity; energy geography; environmental management

Previous research topics – key results

  • “This way ahead ” 100% energy scenario for the development of a renewable energy-based energy system
  • Bükk-area energy geography research (energy storage; development of small-town district heating systems; heat pump heating and demand-side control

Active research topics

  • Energy geography research in the Bükk region

International projects

Climate Change Performance Index

UN IPCC jelentések szakmai támogatása

UNIDO World Small Hydropower Development Report 2022

International conference participations

4th International Conference On Smart Energy Systems and 4th Generation District Heating – Aalborg 13-14 Nov 2018

Smart Opportunities for Rural Communities in 2021-2027 – 3rd Smart Communities Academy – Legénd, 15-16 April 2021

5th Energy and Society Conference – Trento 10-12 February 2021

International relations

Aalborg University (Dánia)

Centre for Alternative Technology (Wales)

Stockholm Environment Institute (Boston – USA)

Major international publications – WoS/Scopus

  • Soha, Tamás ; Papp, Luca ; Csontos, Csaba ; Munkácsy, Béla. The importance of high crop residue demand on biogas plant site selection, scaling and feedstock allocation – A regional scale concept in a Hungarian study area. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS 141 Paper: 110822 (2021)
  • Campos, José ; Csontos, Csaba ; Harmat, Ádám ; Csüllög, Gábor ; Munkácsy, Béla. Heat consumption scenarios in the rural residential sector: the potential of heat pump-based demand-side management for sustainable heating. ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETY 10 : 1 Paper: 40 (2020)
  • Csontos, Csaba ; Soha, Tamás ; Harmat, Ádám ; José, Campos ; Csüllög, Gábor ; Munkácsy, Béla. Spatial analysis of renewable-based hybrid district heating possibilities in a Hungarian rural area. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT 28 pp. 17-36. , 20 p. (2020)
  • Soha, Tamás ; Munkácsy, Béla ; Harmat, Ádám ; Csontos, Csaba ; Horváth, Gergely ; Tamás, László ; Csüllög, Gábor ; Daróczi, Henriett ; Sáfián, Fanni ; Szabó, Mária. GIS-based assessment of the opportunities for small-scale pumped hydro energy storage in middle-mountain areas focusing on artificial landscape features. ENERGY 141 pp. 1363-1373. , 11 p. (2017)


Study visits to foreign universities between 2016 and 2020

  • Aalborg University, Dánia, 2018.09 – 2019.01, Erasmus+ szakmai gyakorlat

  • Aalborg University, Dánia, 2020. április 20 – május 6. ‘Advanced Energy System Analysis on the EnergyPLAN Model’ (online)

Members of the research team

Dr. Munkácsy Béla

teacher, environmental management

topic: multidisciplinary energy planning

Soha Tamás

Geographer MSc

doktor candidate

theme: spatial energy planning using GIS methods

José Campos

Electrical Engineering (BSc), Environmental Research (MSc)

PhD student

theme: Sustainable energy planning and demand-side control (DSM) capabilities in the residential sector through heat pumps, heat storage and intelligent solutions.

Harmat Ádám

Area and urban development geographer (MSc), renewable energy expert (postgraduate training)

doctoral research topic: solid biomass sustainability

Csontos Csaba

Landscape and environmental research geographer (MSc), media communicator in natural sciences (postgraduate training)

PhD student

research topic: Energy geography assessment of the domestic feasibility of district heating services based on renewable energy sources

Nagy Bence

Geography and Biology Teacher

PhD Student

Topic: Climate Change and Education