Welcome to the

European Ecocycles Society

Ecological cycles are the various self-regulating processes that recycle the earth's limited resources that are essential to sustain life. The Eco Cycle strategy is based on these processes and is aimed at bringing about a society with non-toxic and resource-efficient cycles. Our Society has been created by researchers studying these cycles. We wish to unify scholars, coordinate research in the area of ecological cycles, exchange information, publish works, and award prizes.

Here's How We Work

Science and Education

The Society aims a) to promote the knowledge concerning ecological cycles and to further its development; b) to facilitate collaboration; c) to create a platform for students and scientist; and d) to encourage collaboration with other areas related to environmental and health issues.

ECOCYCLES - Our Journal

Our free, open access scientific journal ECOCYCLES (ISSN: 2416-2140, CrossRef DOI: 10.19040/ecocycles) publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles focused on the science of ecological cycles to address unique areas of current and emerging environmental and ecological aspects.

Conference Organizing

We held our first conference in 2014 on the campus of the University of Palermo and focussed on the theoretical and practical aspects of ecological cycles and their relationship with sustainability. For upcoming conferences and workshops please see the ANNOUNCEMENTS.

The Committee

Leaders of the Society


Tamas Komives, Prof. Dr., member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Plant Protection Institute, ARC, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; Eszterhazy Karoly University, Gyongyos, Hungary

Secretary General

Sandor Nemethy, Associate Prof. Dr., Eszterhazy Karoly University, Gyongyos, Hungary; University of Pecs, Hungary; University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Committee Members

Laszlo Dinya

Laszlo Dinya, Prof.

Vice President for Central Europe

Loretta Li

Loretta Lee, Prof.

Vice President for the Americas

Bosse Lagerqvist

Bosse Lagerqvist, Prof.

Vice President for Northern Europe

Carmelo Dazzi

Carmelo Dazzi, Prof.

Vice President for Southern Europe

Fritz-Gerald Schroder

Fritz-Gerald Schroder, Prof.

Vice President for Western Europe

Pavol Otepka

Pavol Otepka, Prof.

Vice President for Central Europe

Enuvie Akpokodje

Enuvie Akpokodje, Prof.

Vice President for Africa

Ilona Peterffy

Ilona Peterffy




The SUMCULA project has been approved

Project description
From landscape management viewpoints the need to preserve natural, cultural and intangible values and develop them from an evolutionary perspective into sustainable living environments has always been of great importance, even for the particularly sensitive cultural landscapes, which are constantly changing, and also need to be developed to meet requirements from the present society. Furthermore, the fast growing tourism industry requires sustainable management practices including the use and development of cultural landscapes into touristic products without compromising sustainability issues in order to avoid the adverse impact of mass tourism. The issues motivating this strategic partnership build on the experiences and competences of the partners and rest in a number of objectives.

Project participants
(1) University of Gothenburg, Sweden, Coordinating institution: built cultural heritage, industrial landscapes, floating heritage, iclimate change, geomorphology, bio-diversity, remote sensing and GIS. (2) University of Pecs, Hungary: cultural heritage studies, regional development, strategic planning, adult education, floating heritage of rivers and lakes, viticultural landscapes, economy of regional planning, environmental law. (3) University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary: regional development of disadvantaged regions, sustainable agriculture, agro-economy, bio-energy production, tourism; viticulture, remote sensing & GIS. (4) Lake Balaton Development Coordination Agency, Siofok, Hungary: regional infrastructure planning, management of nature reserves and national parks, lake-management (shallow lakes), cultural heritage of rural areas. (5) European Ecocycles Society: sustainable ecological cycles, environmental management, international networking and publishing in the journal ECOCYCLES (ISSN 2416-2140; DOI prefix 10.19040 [Cross Ref]). (6) University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy: general soil science and soil conservation, water resources management in arid environments, environmental protection, waste management, viticulture and conservation of viticultutal landscapes, remote sensing and GIS. (7) Ecole des Metiers de l'Environnement, Bruz, France: environmental technologies, environmental chemistry, remediation of polluted landscapes, renewable energy technologies, flu gas cleaning, biogas production waste management. (8) Mendel University, Brno, Czech Republic: forestry, forest ecosystems, conservation of forest landscapes, landscape dynamics, environmental protection, environmental health and epidemiology. (9) GAIA Education, Findhorn, Scotland, UK: ecovillage design and education in the design of ecological settlements, waste management and implementation of zero waste policies, environmental sociology, adult education, lifelong learning. (10) Slovak Agricultural University, Nitra, Slovakia: agriculture, food safety, bio-energy, environmental law, regional development. (11) University College of Tourism and Ecology, Sucha Beskidzka, Poland: sustainable tourism, tourism-informatics, eco-tourism. (12) Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain: viticulture and enology, environmental science, cultural heritage. (13) University of Applied Sciences, Dresden, Germany: environmental science, urban agriculture, landscape architecture.


SUMCULA - PROJECT UPDATE (December 31, 2018)


ECOCYCLES - Call for Papers (Volume 6, Issue 2, 2020)

Open access scientific journal of the European Ecocycles Society

ISSN: 2416-2140, Journal DOI (CrossRef):

ECOCYCLES is the only open access academic periodical devoted to ecological cycles. It covers a broad range of ecological issues and focuses on why they matter for a particular environmental point of view. The journal publishes peer-reviewed, original research and review articles on the theoretical and practical aspects of ecological cycles in order to address current and emerging environmental and ecological subjects. ECOCYCLES has been validated by and is indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), in the European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), in UlrichsWeb (Global Serials Directory), in JournalTOCs, and in the Information Matrix for the Analysis of Journals (MIAR - the journal's current ICDS value is 5.6), and its repository has been validated and registered by the Open Archives Initiative, the Electronic Journals Library, is listed in Genamics JournalSeek and in Sherpa/Romeo, and is indexed by Google Scholar, Google, Bing, ResearchBib, BASE, Scilit, PBN, and WorldCat. Publications in the journal are also reposited in REAL (the searchable repository of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences), in Index Copernicus International (the journal's latest ICV value [2018] is 89.96), and in Dimensions recent Citations (Mean) values (the average number of times that a paper in ECOCYCLES has been cited by other publications) varied in the range of 1.06 to 1.15.

WHY PUBLISH IN ECOCYCLES? Open access electronic publishing guarantees higher visibility, faster and higher scientific impact to your research leading to wider collaboration. ECOCYCLES uses a correct and thorough peer review by at least two expert referees.Publication in the journal is free, without article processing charges and article submission charges. Submission format: although the journal requires strict conformance to the manuscript template, initial submissions do not need to be template-compliant.

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS AFTER REGISTRATION AND LOGIN. Do you wish to submit a manuscript to our journal? We recommend that you visit the section About the journal to consult our editorial policy, together with the Publication rules. If you wish to submit a paper to Ecocycles you need to register first by sending an email with your request to the Editor in Chief of the journal. After registration, you may log in and start the five-step submission process.


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