Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

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  • Török, E., Zieger, S., Rosenthal, J., Földesi, R., Gallé, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2021. Organic farming supports lower pest infestation, but less natural enemies than flower strips. - Journal of Applied Ecology pdf


  • Tscharntke, T., Grass, I., Wagner, T.C., Westphal, C. & Batáry, P. 2021. Beyond organic farming – harnessing biodiversity-friendly landscapes. - Trends in Ecology & Evolution 36: 919–930. abstract

  • Korányi, D., Gallé, R., Donkó, B., Chamberlain, D. & Batáry, P. 2021. Urbanization does not affect green space bird species richness in a mid-sized city. - Urban Ecosystems 24: 789–800. pdf

  • Gayer, C., Biermann, A., Dieterich, M., Reidl, K. & Batáry, P. 2021. Organic winter cereals benefit bumblebee colonies in agricultural landscapes with mass‐flowering crops. - Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 504514. pdf

  • Marcolin, F., Lakatos, T., Gallé, R. & Batáry, P. 2021. Fragment connectivity shapes bird communities through functional trait filtering in two types of grasslands. - Global Ecology and Conservation 28: e01687. pdf

  • Gayer, C., Berger, J., Dieterich, M., Gallé, R., Reidl, K., Witty, R., Woodcock, B.A. & Batáry, P. 2021. Flowering fields, organic farming and edge habitats promote diversity of plants and arthropods on arable land. - Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 1155–1166. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Zsigmond, A-R., Könczey, B. & Urák, I. 2021. Tree species and microhabitat affect forest bog spider fauna. - European Journal of Forest Research 140: 691–702. pdf

  • Korányi, D., Szigeti, V., Mezőfi, L., Kondorosy, E. & Markó, V. 2021. Urbanization alters the abundance and composition of predator communities and leads to aphid outbreaks on urban trees. - Urban Ecosystems 24: 571–586. pdf

  • Szabó, B., Lang, Zs., Kövér, Sz. & Bakonyi, G. 2021. The inter-individual variance can provide additional information for the ecotoxicologists beside the mean. - Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 217: 112260. pdf

  • Marja, R., Klein, A-M., Viik, E. & Batáry, P. 2021. Environmentally-friendly and organic management practices enable complementary diversification of plant–bumblebee food webs. - Basic and Applied Ecology 53: 164–174. pdf

  • Földesi, R., Howlett, B.G., Grass, I. & Batáry, P. 2021. Larger pollinators deposit more pollen on stigmas across multiple plant species – A meta‐analysis. - Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 699–707. pdf

  • Piko, J., Keller, A., Geppert, C., Batáry, P., Tscharntke, T., Westphal, C. & Hass, A.L. 2021. Effects of three flower field types on bumblebees and their pollen diets. - Basic and Applied Ecology 52: 95–108. pdf

  • Deák, B., Rádai, Z., Bátori, Z., Kelemen, A., Lukács, K., Kiss, R., Maák, I.E. & Valkó, O. 2021. Ancient burial mounds provide safe havens for grassland specialist plants in transformed landscapes — a trait-based analysis. - Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 619812. pdf

  • Grass, I., Batáry, P. & Tscharntke, T. 2021. Combining land-sparing and land-sharing in European landscapes. - Advances in Ecological Research 64: 251–303. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Rösch, V., Dormann, C.F. & Tscharntke, T. 2021. Increasing connectivity enhances habitat specialists but simplifies plant–insect food webs. - Oecologia 195: 539–546. pdf

  • Kurucz, K., Purger J.J. & Batáry, P. 2021. Urbanization shapes bird communities and nest survival, but not their food quantity. - Global Ecology and Conservation 26: e01475. pdf

  • Lampinen, j., ..., Deák, B., et al. (29 authors) 2021. Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites. - Basic and Applied Ecology 50: 119–131. pdf

  • Fischer, C., Riesch, F., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2021. Large carabids enhance weed seed removal in organic fields and in large-scale, but not small-scale agriculture. - Landscape Ecology 36: 427–438. pdf

  • Kuli-Révész, K., Korányi, D., Lakatos, T., Szabó, Á.R., Batáry, P. & Gallé, R. 2021. Smaller and isolated grassland fragments are exposed to stronger seed and insect predation in habitat edges. - Forests 12: 103670. pdf

  • Šeat, J. & Torma, A. 2021. How steady is the nested pattern in saline grassland true bug communities? Effects of sampling effort and data completeness on nestedness. - Acta Oecologica 110: 103670. pdf

  • Woodcock, B.A., Pywell, R.F., Macgregor, N.A., Edwards, M.E., Redhead, J., Ridding, L.E., Batáry, P., Czerwiński, M. & Duffield, S. 2021. Historical, local and landscape factors determine the success of grassland restoration for arthropods. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 308: 107271. abstract

  • Valkó, O., Tölgyesi, Cs., Kelemen, A., Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Rádai, Z., Bragina, T.M., Bragin, Y.A. & Deák, B. 2021. Steppe Marmot (Marmota bobak) as ecosystem engineer in arid steppes. - Journal of Arid Environments 184: 104244. pdf


  • Szűts, T., Zhang, N., Szpisjak, N. & De Bakker, D. 2020. Jumping Spiders (Araneae: Salticidae) of the Papua New Guinean Mount Wilhelm and surrounding mountains. In: Robillard, T., Legendre, F., Villemant, C. & Leponce, M. (eds.) - Insects of Mount Wilhelm: Papua New Guinea - volume 2. Muséum national d'Histoire naturel, Paris, France, pp. 523–555. abstract

  • Maák, I., Tóth, E., Lenda, M., Lőrinczi, G., Kiss, A., Juhász, O., Czechowski, W. & Torma, A. 2020. Behaviours indicating cannibalistic necrophagy in ants are modulated by the perception of pathogen infection level. - Scientific Reports 10: 17906. pdf

  • Akter, A., Biella, P., Batáry, P. & Klečka, J. 2020. Changing pollinator communities along a disturbance gradient in the Sundarbans mangrove forest: A case study on Acanthus ilicifolius and Avicennia officinalis. - Global Ecology and Conservation e01282. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Geppert, C., Földesi, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2020. Arthropod functional traits shaped by landscape-scale field size, local agri-environment schemes and edge effects. - Basic and Applied Ecology 48: 102–111. pdf

  • Geppert, C., Hass, A., Földesi, R., Donkó, B., Akter, A., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2020. Agri‐environment schemes enhance pollinator richness and abundance but bumblebee reproduction depends on field size. - Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 1818–1828. abstract

  • Török, E., Hochkirch, A., Soltész, Z., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2020. Unmeasured side effects of mosquito control on biodiversity. - European Journal of Ecology 6: 71–76. pdf

  • Chamberlain, D., Reynolds, C., Amar, A., Henry, D., Caprio, E. & Batáry, P. 2020. Wealth, water and wildlife: Landscape aridity intensifies the urban luxury effect. - Global Ecology and Biogeography 29: 1595–1605. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Ekroos, J., Gallé, R., Grass, I. & Tscharntke, T. 2020. Landscape perspectives on farmland biodiversity conservation. - Biologia Futura 71: 9–18. pdf

  • Mezőfi, L., Markó, G., Nagy, Cs., Korányi, D. & Markó, V. 2020. Beyond polyphagy and opportunism: natural prey of hunting spiders in the canopy of apple trees. - PeerJ 8: e9334. pdf

  • Ingle, K., Kaur, H., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Bürgés, J., Szabó, Á., & Gallé, R. 2020. Winter-active spider fauna is affected by plantation forest type. - Environmental Entomology 49: 601–606. abstract

  • Alignier, A., ..., Batáry, P. (36 authors) 2020. Configurational crop heterogeneity increases within-field plant diversity. - Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 654–663. pdf

  • Ekroos, J., Kleijn, D., Batáry, P., Albrecht, M., Báldi, A., Blüthgen, N., Knop, E., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A. & Smith, H.G. 2020. High land-use intensity in grasslands constrains wild bee species richness in Europe. - Biological Conservation 241: 108255. pdf


  • Jiguet, F., ..., Marja, R., et al. (42 authors) 2019. Desert crossing strategies of migrant songbirds vary between and within species. - Scientific Reports 9: 20248. pdf

  • Gallé, R. & Batáry, P. 2019. Trait-based paradise - about the importance of real functionality. - Community Ecology 20: 314–316. pdf

  • Kaur, H., Torma, A., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Šeat, J., Lőrinczi, G., Módra, G. & Gallé, R. 2019. Road verges are important secondary habitats for grassland arthropods. - Journal of Insect Conservation 23: 899–907. pdf

  • Tomazatos, A., Jansen, S., Pfister, S., Török, E., Maranda, I., Horváth, C., Keresztes, L., Spînu, M., Tannich, E., Jöst, H., Schmidt-Chanasit, J., Cadar, D. & Lühken, R. 2019. Ecology of West Nile virus in the Danube Delta, Romania: phylogeography, xenosurveillance and mosquito host-feeding patterns. - Viruses 11: 1159. pdf

  • Manning, P., ..., Batáry, P., et al. (22 authors) 2019. Transferring biodiversity-ecosystem function research to the management of ‘real-world’ ecosystems. - Advances in Ecological Research 61: 323–356. abstract

  • Podar, D., Macalik, K., Réti, K-O., Martonos, I., Török, E., Carpa, R., Weindorf, D.C., Csiszár, J. & Székely, Gy. 2019. Morphological, physiological and biochemical aspects of salt tolerance of halophyte Petrosimonia triandra grown in natural habitat. - Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants 25: 1335–1347. pdf

  • Szilassi, P., Csikós, N., Gallé, R. & Szép, T. 2019. Recent and predicted changes in habitat of the Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis based on the link between the land cover and the field survey based abundance data. - Acta Ornithologica 54: 59–71. abstract

  • Gallé, R., Samu, F., Zsigmond, A-R., Gallé-Szpisjak, N. & Urák, I. 2019. Even the smallest habitat patch matters: on the fauna of peat bogs. - Journal of Insect Conservation 23: 699–705. pdf

  • Darras, K., Batáry, P., Furnas, B.J., Grass, I., Mulyani, Y.A. & Tscharntke, T. 2019. Autonomous sound recording outperforms human observation for sampling birds: a systematic map and user guide. - Ecological Applications 29: 1247–1265. abstract

  • Sirami, C., ..., Batáry, P., et al. (47 authors) 2019. Increasing crop heterogeneity enhances multitrophic diversity across agricultural regions. - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 116: 16442–16447. abstract

  • Gayer, C., Lövei, G.L., Magura, T., Dieterich, M. & Batáry, P. 2019. Carabid functional diversity is enhanced by conventional flowering fields, organic winter cereals and edge habitats. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 284: 106579. abstract

  • Marja, R., Kleijn, D., Tscharntke, T., Klein, A-M., Frank, T. & Batáry, P. 2019. Effectiveness of agri‐environmental management on pollinators is moderated more by ecological contrast than by landscape structure or land‐use intensity. - Ecology Letters 22: 1493–1500. abstract

  • Török, E., Kolcsár, L.P., Popescu, O. & Keresztes, L. 2019. Faunistic survey on Culicidae (Diptera) and their arboviruses in the area of a metropolis Cluj-Napoca, Romania. - North-Western Journal of Zoology 15: 24–29. pdf

  • Martin, E.A., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (64 authors) 2019. The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across Europe. - Ecology Letters 22: 1083–1094. abstract

  • Kormann, U.G., Scherber, C., Tscharntke, T., Batáry, P. & Rösch, V. 2019. Connectedness of habitat fragments boosts conservation benefits for butterflies, but only in landscapes with little cropland. - Landscape Ecology 34: 1045–1056. pdf

  • Grass, I., Loos, J., Baensch, S., Batáry, P., Librán-Embid, F., Ficiciyan, A., Klaus, F., Riechers, M., Rosa, J., Tiede, J., Udy, K., Westphal, C., Wurz, A. & Tscharntke, T. 2019. Land‐sharing/‐sparing connectivity landscapes for ecosystem services and biodiversity conservation. - People and Nature 1: 261–272. pdf

  • Rossetti, M.M., Rösch, V., Videla, M., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2019. Insect and plant traits drive local and landscape effects onherbivory in grassland fragments. - Ecosphere 10: 1–14. pdf

  • Kapilkumar, I., Gallé‐Szpisjak, N., Kaur, H. & Gallé, R., 2019. Forest type interacts with milkweed invasion to affect spider communities. - Insect Conservation and Diversity 12: 1–8. abstract

  • Gayer, C., Kurucz, K., Fischer, C., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2019. Agricultural intensification at local and landscape scales impairs farmland birds, but not skylarks (Alauda arvensis). - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 277: 21–24. abstract

  • Loos, J., Batáry, P., Grass, I., Westphal, C., Bänsch, S., Bosem Baillod, A., Hass, A., Rosa, J. & Tscharntke, T. 2019. Vulnerability of ecosystem services in farmland depends on landscape management. In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R. & Baessler, C. (eds.) Atlas of ecosystem services - drivers, risks, and societal responses. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 91–96. abstract

  • Hass, A., Brachmann, L., Batáry, P., Clough, Y., Behling, H. & Tscharntke, T. 2019. Maize-dominated landscapes reduce bumble bee colony growth through pollen diversity loss. - Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 294–304. abstract

  • Torma, A., Császár, P., Bozsó, M., Deák, B., Valkó, O. Kiss, O. & Gallé, R. 2019. Species and functional diversity of arthropod assemblages (Araneae, Carabidae, Heteroptera and Orthoptera) in grazed and mown salt grasslands. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 273: 70–79. abstract

  • Gallé, R., Happe, A.-K., Bosem Baillod, A., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2019. Landscape configuration, organic management and within-field position drive functional diversity of spiders and carabids. - Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 63–72. abstract

  • Kupsch, D., Vendras, E., Ariza, C.O., Batáry, P., Motombi, F.N., Bobo, K.S. & Waltert, M. 2019. High critical forest habitat thresholds of native bird communities in Afrotropical agroforestry landscapes. - Biological Conservation 230: 20–28. abstract


  • Darras, K., Batáry, P., Furnas, B.J., Celis-Murillo, A., Van Wilgenburg, S., Mulyani, Y.A. & Tscharntke, T. 2018. Comparing the sampling performance of sound recorders versus point counts in bird surveys: a meta-analysis. - Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2575–2586. abstract

  • Karp, D., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (154 Authors) 2018. Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition. - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 33: E7863–E7870. pdf

  • Winter, S., Bauer, T., Strauss, P., Kratschmer, S., Paredes, D., Popescu, D., Landa, B., Guzmán, G., Gómez, J.A., Guernion, M., Zaller J.G. & Batáry, P. 2018. Effects of vegetation management intensity on biodiversity and ecosystem services in vineyards: a meta-analysis. - Journal of Applied Ecology 55:2484–2495. pdf

  • Marja, R., Viik, E., Mänd, M., Phillips, J., Klein, A.-M. & Batáry, P. 2018. Crop rotation and agri-environment schemes determine bumblebee communities via flower resources. - Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1714–1724. abstract

  • Hass, A.L., Kormann, U.G., Tscharntke, T., Clough, Y., Baillod, A.B., Sirami, C., Fahrig, L., Martin, J.-L., Baudry, J., Bertrand, C., Bosch, J., Brotons, L., Burel, F., Georges, R., Giralt, D., Marcos-García, M.Á., Ricarte, A., Siriwardena, G. & Batáry, P. 2018. Landscape configurational heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture, not crop diversity, maintains pollinators and plant reproduction in Western Europe. - Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 285: 20172242. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Kurucz, K., Suarez-Rubio, M. & Chamberlain, D. 2018. Non-linearities in bird responses across urbanisation gradients: a meta-analysis. - Global Change Biology 24: 1046–1054. abstract

  • Fischer, C., Gayer, C., Kurucz, K., Riesch, F., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2018. Ecosystem services and disservices provided by small rodents in arable fields: effects of local and landscape management. - Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 548–558. pdf

  • Happe, A.-K., Riesch, F., Rösch, V., Gallé, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2018. Small-scale agricultural landscapes and organic management support wild bee communities of cereal field boundaries. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 254: 92–98. abstract


  • Ernst, L.M., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2017. Grassland management in agricultural vs. forested landscapes drives butterfly and bird diversity. - Biological Conservation 216: 51–59. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Gallé, R., Riesch, F., Fischer, C., Dormann, C.F., Mußhoff, O., Császár, P., Fusaro, S., Gayer, C., Happe, A.-K., Kurucz, K., Molnár, D., Rösch, V., Wietzke, A. & Tscharntke, T. 2017. The former iron curtain still drives biodiversity-profit trade-offs in German agriculture. - Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1279–1284. abstract