Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

News - 2021

Publication: Riho's paper has been published in Basic and Applied Ecology with the title of "Environmentally-friendly and organic management practices enable complementary diversification of plantbumblebee food webs". Our results show that for supporting bumblebees in the agricultural landscapes, avoiding resource limitation is important and this can be secured with a combination of agri-environment schemes management practices. April 2021.

Publication: Christoph's paper has been published in Journal of Applied Ecology with the title of "Flowering fields, organic farming and edge habitats promote diversity of plants and arthropods on arable land". Our results show that a mosaic of non-productive and productive measures such as conventional flowering fields, organic crops and field edge habitats might be the most appropriate to support farmland biodiversity in arable-dominated landscapes. March 2021.

Publication: Paper of Balázs entitled "Ancient burial mounds provide safe havens for grassland specialist plants in transformed landscapes – A trait-based analysis" has been published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. We explored the functional and phylogenetic diversity of terrestrial habitat islands compared to linear landscape elements and extensive grasslands. March 2021.

Publication: Julia Piko's paper has been published in Basic and Applied Ecology with the title of "Effects of three flower field types on bumblebees and their pollen diets". Our results indicate that both annual and mixed flower fields provide attractive food resources, whereas perennial flower fields offer the poorest foraging habitats. March 2021.

New group member: We would welcome Borbála Szabó as junior researcher to our group. Happy sciencing!
March 2021

Publication: Niki's and Robi's paper has been published in European Journal of Forest Research with the title of "Tree species and microhabitat affect forest bog spider fauna". Our paper explores the role of microhabitat diversity in maintaining the cold-adapted spiders. February 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