Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

News - 2021

Publication: Christoph's paper has been published in Insect Conservation and Diversity with the title: "Organic winter cereals benefit bumblebee colonies in agricultural landscapes with mass-flowering crops". Our study showed that bumblebee populations in landscapes with mass-flowering crops benefited from less intensive farming practices with high flowering wild plant diversity of organic winter cereals. February 2021.

Publication: Kornélia's and Péter's paper has been published in Global Ecology and Conservation with the title: "Urbanization shapes bird communities and nest survival, but not their food quantity". Our study showed that shrub-nesting in urban habitats may be safer, probably due to lower predation pressure and/or favourable nesting sites for shrub nesters. February 2021.

Publication: Balázs' paper has been published in Basic and Applied Ecology with the title: "Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites". Our study explores the attitude of urban citizens towards intensively used short-cut lawns vs. tall-grass meadows by assessing both functional use and personal perceptions in urban green spaces. February 2021.

Editorial membership: Along with several other researchers, Péter became an associate editor of Journal of Applied Ecology. January 2021.

Publication: Rita Földesi's and Péter's paper has been published in the Journal of Applied Ecology with the title: "Larger pollinators deposit more pollen on stigmas across multiple plant species — a meta-analysis". Our meta-analysis highlights the breadth of wild pollinators that contribute to pollination effectiveness via their delivery of pollen to many crop and non-crop plant species. January 2021.

New group member: We would welcome Katalin Szitár as junior researcher to our group. Happy sciencing! January 2021

New group member: We would welcome Melinda Kabai as technical staff to our group. Happy sciencing! January 2021