Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

Publications of Péter Batáry

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  • Gong, S., Hodgson, J.A., Tscharntke, T., Liu, Y., van der Werf, W., Batáry, P., Knops, J.M.H. & Zou, Y. Biodiversity and yield trade-offs for organic farming. - Ecology Letters pdf


  • Krings, C.H., Darras, K., Hass, A., Batáry, P. & Fabian, Y. 2022. Not only hedgerows, but also flower fields can enhance bat activity in intesively used agricultural landscapes. - Basic and Applied Ecology 63: 23-35. pdf

  • Kröel-Dulay, Gy., Mojzes, A., Szitár, K., Bahn, M., Batáry P., et al. (21 authors) 2022. Field experiments underestimate aboveground biomass response to drought. - Nature Ecology & Evolution 6:540-545. pdf

  • Batáry, P. & Tscharntke, T. 2022. Scale-dependent effectiveness of on-fields vs. off-field agri-environmental measures for wild bees. - Basic and Applied Ecology 62:55-60. pdf

  • Korányi, D., Egerer, M., Rusch, A., Szabó, B. & Batáry, P. 2022. Urbanization hampers biological control of insect pests: A global meta-analysis. - Science of The Total Environment 834: 155396. pdf

  • Tscharntke, T., Grass, I., Wagner T.C., Westphal, C. & Batáry, P. 2022. Prioritise the most effective measures for biodiversity-friendly agriculture. - Trends in Ecology & Evolution 37:397-398 abstract

  • Szabó, Á.R., Ernst, L.M., Gallé, R. & Batáry, P. 2022. Grassland type and presence of management shape butterfly functional diversity in agricultural and forested landscapes. - Global Ecology and Conservation 35: e02096 pdf

  • Bocz, R., Batáry, P. & Purger, J.J. 2022. Scent, rather than fur pattern, determines predation of mice: an in-the-wild experiment with plasticine mouse models. - Journal of Zoology 316: 223-228. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Tölgyesi, Cs., Torma, A., Bátori, Z., Lőrinczi, G., Szilassi, P., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Kaur, H., Makra, T., Módra, G. & Batáry, P. 2022. Matrix quality and habitat type drive the diversity pattern of forest steppe fragments. - Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation 20: 60-68. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Tölgyesi, Cs., Császár, P., Bátori, Z., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Kaur, H., Maák, I., Torma, A. & Batáry P. 2022. Landscape structure is a major driver of plant and arthropod diversity in natural European forest fragments. - Ecosphere 13:e3905. pdf

  • Tscharntke, T., Grass, I., Wanger, T.C., Westphal, C. & Batáry, P. 2022. Restoring biodiversity needs more than reducing pesticides - Trends in Ecology & Evolution 37: 115-116. abstract

  • Marja, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2022. Increasing landscape complexity enhances species richness of farmland arthropods, agri-environment schemes also abundance – A meta-analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 326: 107822. pdf


  • Csákvári, E., ..., Batáry, P., et al. (28 authors) 2021. Conservation biology research priorities for 2050: A Central-Eastern European perspective. - Biological Conservation 264: 109396. pdf

  • Herbertsson, L., ..., Batáry, P., et al. (36 authors) 2021. Bees increase seed set of wild plants while the proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in European agricultural landscapes. - Plant Ecology and Evolution 154: 341-350. pdf

  • Pozsgai, G., Lövei, L. G., Vasseur, L., Gurr, G., Batáry, P., Korponai, J., Littlewood N. A., Liu, J., Móra, A., Obrycki, J., Reynolds, O., Stockan, J. A., VanVolkenburg, H., Zhang, J., Zhou, W. & You, M. 2021. Irreproducibility in searches of scientific literature: A comparative analysis. - Ecology and Evolution 11: 14658-14668. pdf

  • Török, E., Zieger, S., Rosenthal, J., Földesi, R., Gallé, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2021. Organic farming supports lower pest infestation, but fewer natural enemies than flower strips. - Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 2277-2286. 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. pdf

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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 24: 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

  • 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


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. 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

  • Bosem Baillod, A., Tscharntke, T., Clough, Y. & Batáry, P. 2017. Landscape-scale interactions of spatial and temporal cropland heterogeneity drive biological control of cereal aphids. - Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1804-1813. abstract

  • Lichtenberg, E.M., Kennedy, C.M., Kremen, C., Batáry, P. et al. (65 Authors). 2017. A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. - Global Change Biology 23: 4946–4957. abstract

  • Rossetti, M.R., Tscharntke, T., Aguilar, R. & Batáry, P. 2017. Responses of insect herbivores and herbivory to habitat fragmentation: a hierarchical meta-analysis. - Ecology Letters 20: 264-272. pdf

  • Hudson, L.N., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (515 Authors). 2017. The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. - Ecology and Evolution 7: 145-188. pdf


  • Tscharntke, T., Karp, D.S., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Batáry, P., DeClerck, F., Gratton, C., Hunt, L., Ives, A., Jonsson, M., Larsen, A., Martin, E.A., Martínez-Salinas, A., Meehan, T.D., O'Rourke, M, Poveda, K., Rosenheim, J.A., Rusch, A., Schellhorn, N., Wanger, T.C., Wratten, S., & Zhang, W. 2016. When natural habitat fails to enhance biological pest control – five hypotheses. - Biological Conservation 204: 449-458. abstract

  • Madeira, F., Tscharntke, T., Elek, Z., Kormann, U.G., Pons, X., Rösch, V., Samu, F., Scherber, C. & Batáry, P. 2016. Spillover of arthropods from cropland to protected calcareous grassland – the neighbouring habitat matters. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 235: 127–133. abstract

  • Emmerson, M., Morales, M.B., Onate, J.J., Batáry, P., Berendse, F., Liira, J., Aavik, T., Guerrero, I., Bommarco, R., Eggers, S., Pärt, T., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W., Clement, L. & Bengtsson, J. 2016. How agricultural intensification affects biodiversity and ecosystem services. - Advances in Ecological Research 55: 43–97. abstract

  • Schlinkert, H., Ludwig, M., Batáry, P., Holzschuh, A., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Tscharntke, T. & Fischer, C. 2016. Forest specialist and generalist small mammals in forest edges and hedges. - Wildlife Biology 22: 86-94. pdf


  • Kurucz, K., Batáry, P., Frank, K. & Purger, J.J. 2015. Effects of daily nest monitoring on predation rate - an artificial nest experiment. - North-Western Journal of Zoology 11: 219-224. pdf

  • Kormann, U., Rösch, V., Batáry, P., Tscharntke, T., Orci, K.M., Samu, F. & Scherber, C. 2015. Local and landscape management drive trait-mediated biodiversity of nine taxa on small grassland fragments. - Diversity and Distributions 21: 1204–1217. pdf

  • Rösch, V., Tscharntke, T., Scherber, C. & Batáry, P. 2015. Biodiversity conservation across taxa and landscapes requires many small as well as single large habitat fragments. - Oecologia 179: 209–222. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Dicks, L.V., Kleijn, D. & Sutherland, W.J. 2015. The role of agri-environment schemes in conservation and environmental management. - Conservation Biology 29: 1006-1016. pdf

  • Kleijn, D., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (58 Authors). 2015. Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. - Nature Communications 6: 7414. pdf

  • Sutcliffe, L.M.E., Batáry, P. et al. (43 Authors). 2015. Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. - Diversity and Distributions 21: 722-730. pdf

  • Máthé, O. & Batáry, P. 2015. Insectivorous and open-cup nester bird species suffer the most from urbanization. - Bird Study 62: 78-86. pdf

  • Sutcliffe, L.M.E., Batáry, P., Becker, T., Orci, K.M. & Leuschner, C. 2015. Both local and landscape factors determine plant and Orthoptera diversity in the semi-natural grasslands of Transylvania, Romania. - Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 229-245. abstract


  • Hudson, L.N., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (243 Authors). 2014. The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts. - Ecology and Evolution 4: 4701-4735. pdf

  • Örvössy, N., Kőrösi, Á., Batáry, P., Vozár, Á. & Peregovits, L. 2014. Habitat requirements of the protected southern festoon (Zerynthia polyxena); adult, egg and larval distribution in a highly degraded habitat complex. - Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60: 371-387. pdf

  • Tallis, H., ..., Batáry, P. et al. (240 Authors). 2014. A call for inclusive conservation. - Nature 515: 27-28. pdf

  • Marja, R., Herzon, I., Viik, E., Elts, J., Mänd, M., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2014. Environmentally friendly management as an intermediate strategy between organic and conventional agriculture to support biodiversity. - Biological Conservation 178: 146-154. abstract

  • Gonthier, D.J., Ennis, K.K., Farinas, S., Hsieh, H.-Y., Iverson, A.L., Batáry, P., Rudolphi, J., Tscharntke, T., Cardinale, B.J. & Perfecto, I. 2014. Biodiversity conservation in agriculture requires a multiscale approach. - Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 281: 20141358. pdf

  • Clough, Y., Ekroos, J., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Bommarco, R., Gross, N., Holzschuh, A., Hopfenmüller, S., Knop, E., Kuussaari, M., Lindborg, R., Marini, L., Öckinger, E., Potts, S.G., Pöyry, J., Roberts, S.P.M., Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Smith, H.G. 2014. Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity. - Ecology Letters 17: 1168-1177. abstract

  • Kőrösi, Á., Szentirmai, I., Batáry, P., Kövér, S., Örvössy, N. & Peregovits, L. 2014. Effects of timing and frequency of mowing on the threatened scarce large blue butterfly - a fine-scale experiment. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 196: 24-33. abstract

  • Trnka, A., Peterková, V., Prokop, P. & Batáry, P. 2014. Management of reedbeds: mosaic reed cutting does not affect prey abundance and nest predation rate of reed passerine birds. - Wetlands Ecology and Management 22: 227-234. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Fronczek, S., Normann, C., Scherber, C. & Tscharntke, T. 2014. How do edge effect and tree species diversity change bird diversity and avian nest survival in Germany's largest deciduous forest? - Forest Ecology and Management 319: 44-50. abstract

  • Liu, Y., Rothenwöhrer, C., Scherber, C., Batáry, P., Elek, Z., Steckel, J., Erasmi, S., Tscharntke, T. & Westphal, C. 2014. Functional beetle diversity in managed grasslands: effects of region, landscape context and land use intensity. - Landscape Ecology 29: 529-540. abstract

  • Haenke, S., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Fründ, J., Batáry, P., Jauker, B., Tscharntke, T. & Holzschuh, A. 2014. Landscape-scale configuration of crops, forest edges and hedgerows affect local syrphid fly abundance in semi-natural habitat and adjacent crop fields. - Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 505-513. pdf


  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Haenke, S., Batáry, P., Jauker, B., Báldi, A., Tscharntke, T. & Holzschuh, A. 2013. Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales. - Ecological Applications 23: 1938-1946. abstract

  • Fischer, C., Schlinkert, H., Ludwig, M., Holzschuh, A., Gallé, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2013. The impact of hedge-forest connectivity and microhabitat conditions on spider and carabid beetle assemblages in agricultural landscapes. - Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 1027-1038. abstract

  • Örvössy, N., Kőrösi, Á., Batáry, P., Vozár, Á. & Peregovits, L. 2013. Potential metapopulation structure and the effects of habitat quality on population size of the endangered False Ringlet butterfly. - Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 537-547. abstract

  • Rösch, V., Tscharntke, T., Scherber, C. & Batáry, P. 2013. Landscape composition, connectivity and fragment size drive effects of grassland fragmentation on insect communities. - Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 387-394. pdf

  • Báldi, A., Batáry, P. & Kleijn, D. 2013. Effects of grazing and biogeographic regions on grassland biodiversity in Hungary - analysing assemblages of 1200 species. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 166: 28-34. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Sutcliffe, L., Dormann, C.F. & Tscharntke, T. 2013. Organic farming favours insect-pollinated over non-insect pollinated forbs in meadows and wheat fields. - PLoS ONE 8: e54818. pdf


  • Purger, J.J., Kurucz, K., Csuka, S. & Batáry, P. 2012. Do different plasticine eggs in artificial ground nests influence nest survival? - Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 58: 369-378. pdf

  • Ludwig, M., Schlinkert, H., Holzschuh, A., Fischer, C., Scherber, C., Trnka, A., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. 2012. Landscape-moderated bird nest predation in hedges and forest edges. - Acta Oecologica 45: 50-56. abstract

  • Tscharntke, T., Batáry, P., Clough, Y., Kleijn, D., Scherber, C., Thies, C., Wanger T.C. & Westphal, C. 2012. Combining biodiversity conservation with agricultural intensification. In: Lindenmayer, D., Cunningham, S. & Young, A. (eds.) Land use intensification - Effects on agriculture, biodiversity and ecological processes. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia, pp. 7-15. abstract

  • Purger, J.J., Kurucz, K., Tóth, Á. & Batáry, P. 2012. Coating plasticine eggs can eliminate the overestimation of predation on artificial ground nests. - Bird Study 59: 350-352. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Fischer, C., Tscharntke, T. & Holzschuh, A. 2012. Contrasting effect of isolation of hedges from forests on farmland vs. woodland birds. - Community Ecology 13: 155-161. pdf

  • Tscharntke, T., Tylianakis, J.M., Rand, T.A., Didham, R.K., Fahrig, L., Batáry, P., Bengtsson, J., Clough, Y., Crist, T.O., Dormann, C.F., Ewers, R.M., Fruend, J., Holt, R.D., Holzschuh, A., Klein, A.M., Kremen, C., Landis, D.A., Laurance, W., Lindenmayer, D., Scherber, C., Sodhi, N., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Thies, C., Van der Putten W.H. & Westphal, C. 2012. Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns - eight hypotheses. - Biological Reviews 87: 661-685. abstract

  • Concepción, E.D., Díaz, M., Kleijn, D., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Clough, Y., Gabriel, D., Herzog, F., Holzschuh, A., Knop, E., Marshall, E.J.P., Tscharntke, T. & Verhulst, J. 2012. Interactive effects of landscape context constrain the effectiveness of local agri-environmental management. - Journal of Applied Ecology 49: 695-705. pdf

  • Kőrösi, Á., Örvössy, N., Batáry, P., Harnos, A. & Peregovits, L. 2012. Different habitat selection by two sympatric Maculinea butterflies at small spatial scale. - Insect Conservation and Diversity 5: 118-126. abstract

  • Kőrösi, Á., Batáry, P., Orosz, A., Rédei, D. & Báldi, A. 2012. Effects of grazing, vegetation structure and landscape complexity on grassland leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha) and true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) in Hungary. - Insect Conservation and Diversity 5: 57-66. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Holzschuh, A., Orci, K.M., Samu, F. & Tscharntke, T. 2012. Responses of plant, insect and spider biodiversity to local and landscape scale management intensity in cereal crops and grasslands. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 146: 130-136. abstract


  • Fischer, J., Batáry, P. et al. (21 Authors). 2011. Limits of land sparing. - Science 334: 593 abstract

  • Erdős, S., Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2011. Relationship between grazing intensity, vegetation structure and survival of nests in semi-natural grasslands. - Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 57: 387-397. pdf

  • Tscharntke, T., Batáry, P. & Dormann, C.F. 2011. Set-aside management: How do succession, sowing patterns and landscape context affect biodiversity? - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 143: 37-44. abstract

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Batáry, P., Peach, W.J. & Báldi, A. 2011. Effects of fertilizer application on summer usage of cereal fields by farmland birds in Central Hungary. - Bird Study 58: 330-337. pdf

  • Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2011. The past and future of farmland birds in Hungary. - Bird Study 58: 365-377. pdf

  • Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2011. Spatial heterogeneity and farmland birds: different perspectives in Western and Eastern Europe. - Ibis 153: 875-876. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Kleijn, D. & Tscharntke, T. 2011. Landscape-moderated biodiversity effects of agri-environmental management - a meta-analysis. - Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 278: 1894-1902. pdf

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Kőrösi, Á., Orci, K. M., Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2011. Set-aside promotes insect and plant diversity in a Central European country. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 141: 296-301. abstract

  • Fischer, C., Flohre, A., Clement, L.W., Batáry, P., Weisser, W.W., Tscharntke, T., & Thies, C. 2011. Mixed effects of landscape structure and farming practice on bird diversity. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 141: 119-125 abstract

  • Batáry, P., Fischer, J., Báldi, A., Crist, T.O. & Tscharntke, T. 2011. Does habitat heterogeneity increase farmland biodiversity? - Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 152-153. abstract

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Batáry, P., Báldi, A. & Harnos, A. 2011. Interaction of local and landscape features in the conservation of Hungarian arable weed diversity. - Applied Vegetation Science 14: 40-48. abstract

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2011. Local and landscape effects on bee communities of Hungarian winter cereal fields. - Agricultural and Forest Entomology 13: 59-66. abstract


  • Batáry, P., Matthiesen, T. & Tscharntke, T. 2010. Landscape-moderated importance of hedges in conserving farmland bird diversity of organic vs. conventional croplands and grasslands. - Biological Conservation 143: 2020-2027. abstract

  • Trnka, A., Prokop, P. & Batáry, P. 2010. Infanticide or interference: Does the Great Reed Warbler selectively destroy eggs? - Annales Zoologici Fennici 47: 272-277. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Sárospataki, M., Kohler, F., Verhulst, J., Knop, E., Herzog, F. & Kleijn, D. 2010. Effect of conservation management on bees and insect-pollinated grassland plant communities in three European countries. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 136: 35-39. abstract

  • Örvössy, N., Vozár, Á., Kőrösi, Á., Batáry, P. & Peregovits, L. 2010. Structure and size of a threatened population of the False Ringlet Coenonympha oedippus (Fabricius, 1787) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in Hungary. - Oedippus 26: 31-37. pdf


  • Kőrösi, Á., Szentirmai, I. & Örvössy, N., Kövér, Sz. & Batáry, P. 2009. Effects of mowing on populations of the scarce large blue butterfly (Maculinea teleius) in SW Hungary. - Természetvédelmi Közlemények 15: 257-268. pdf

  • Somay, L., Batáry, P. & Boros, E. 2009. Effect of land-use on bird assemblages of sandy grasslands. - Természetvédelmi Közlemények 15: 204-215. pdf

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Báldi, A., Batáry, P. & Tóth, L. 2009. The role of set-asides in the conservation of birds on the Heves Environmentally Sensitive Area. - Természetvédelmi Közlemények 15: 193-203. pdf

  • Sárospataki, M., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Józan, Z., Erdős, S. & Rédei, T. 2009. Factors affecting the structure of bee assemblages in extensively and intensively grazed grasslands in Hungary. - Community Ecology 10: 182-188. pdf

  • Erdős, S., Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2009. Nest site selection and breeding ecology of Sky Larks Alauda arvensis in Hungarian farmland. - Bird Study 56: 259-263. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Kőrösi, Á., Örvössy, N., Kövér, S. & Peregovits, L. 2009. Species-specific distribution of two sympatric Maculinea butterflies across different meadow edges. - Journal of Insect Conservation 13: 223-230. abstract

  • Kleijn, D., Kohler, F., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Concepción, E.D., Clough, Y., Díaz, M., Gabriel, D., Holzschuh, A., Knop, E., Kovács, A., Marshall, E.J.P., Tscharntke, T. & Verhulst, J. 2009. On the relationship between farmland biodiversity and land-use intensity in Europe. - Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 276: 903-909. pdf

  • Trnka, A., Batáry, P. & Prokop, P. 2009. Interactive effects of vegetation structure and breeding patterns on the survival of Great Reed Warbler's Acrocephalus arundinaceus nests. - Ardea 97: 109-116. abstract


  • Batáry, P., Kovács, A. & Báldi, A. 2008. Management effects on carabid beetles and spiders in Central Hungarian grasslands and cereal fields. - Community Ecology 9: 247-254. pdf

  • Trnka, A., Prokop, P. & Batáry, P. 2008. Dummy birds in artificial nest studies: an experiment with Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio. - Bird Study 55: 329-331. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Samu, F., Szűts, T. & Erdős, S. 2008. Are spiders reacting to local or landscape scale effects in Hungarian pastures? - Biological Conservation 141: 2062-2070. abstract

  • Kőrösi, Á., Örvössy, N., Batáry, P., Kövér, S. & Peregovits, L. 2008. Home range like movement of female Maculinea rebeli butterflies within a single habitat patch. - Oecologia 156: 455-464. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Örvössy, N., Kőrösi, Á. & Peregovits, L. 2008. Egg distribution of the southern festoon (Zerynthia polyxena). - Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 54: 401-410. pdf


  • Kovács, A., Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2007. Comparison of bird and plant species richness and abundance of croplands cultivated with different methods. - Természetvédelmi Közlemények 13: 371-378. pdf

  • Kovács, A., Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2007. The influence of landscape context on flora and arthropod fauna of winter cereal fields. - Journal of Landscape Ecology 5: 151-160. pdf

  • Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Erdős, S., Kisbenedek, T., Orci, KM., Orosz, A., Podlussány, A., Rédei, D., Rédei, T., Rozner, I., Sárospataki, M., Szél, Gy. & Szűts, T. 2007. Effects of grazing intensity on the biological diversity of grasslands of the Hungarian Great Plain. - Természetvédelmi közlemények 13: 249-258. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A. & Erdős, S. 2007. Local and landscape effects on bird assemblages of grasslands in the Hungarian Great Plain. - Természetvédelmi közlemények 13: 241-248.

  • Batáry, P., Örvössy, N., Kőrösi, Á., Vályi-Nagy, M. & Peregovits, L. 2007. Microhabitat preferences of Maculinea teleius (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in a mosaic landscape. - European Journal of Entomology 104: 731-736. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A. & Erdős, S. 2007. Grassland versus non-grassland bird abundance and diversity in managed grasslands: local, landscape and regional scale effects. - Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 871-881. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A. & Erdős, S. 2007. Is there a need to reconsider species conservation priority lists? The effects of different lists on the evaluation of habitat importance in Hungarian grasslands. - Bird Conservation International 17: 35-43. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Szél, G., Podlussány, A., Rozner, I. & Erdős, S. 2007. Responses of grassland specialist and generalist beetles to management and landscape complexity. - Diversity and Distributions 13: 196-202. pdf

  • Batáry, P., Orci, K. M., Báldi, A., Kleijn, D., Kisbenedek, T. & Erdős, S. 2007. Effects of local and landscape scale and cattle grazing intensity on Orthoptera assemblages of the Hungarian Great Plain. - Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 280-290. abstract


  • Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Erdős, S. & Sárospataki, M., 2006. A biológiai sokféleség megőrzésének lehetőségei az agrár-környezetvédelemben. - Magyar Tudomány 6: 670-674. pdf

  • Báldi, A., Batáry, P. & Erdős, S. 2005. Effects of grazing intensity on bird assemblages and populations of Hungarian grasslands. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 108: 251-263. abstract

  • Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2005. Factors affecting the survival of real and artificial Great Reed Warbler's nests. - Biologia 60: 215-219. pdf

  • Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2005. Nest predation in European reedbeds: different losses in edges but similar losses in interiors. - Folia Zoologica 54: 285-292. pdf

  • Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2004. Evidence of an edge effect on avian nest success: a meta-analysis. - Conservation Biology 18: 389-400. abstract

  • Batáry, P., Winkler, H. & Báldi, A. 2004. Experiments with artificial nests on predation in reed habitats. - Journal of Ornithology 145: 59-63. abstract

  • Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. 2000. Survival of artificial clutches in reedbed edges and interiors - Ornis Hungarica 10: 191-195. pdf

  • Báldi, A. & Batáry, P. 2000. Do predation rates of artificial nests differ between edge and interior reedbed habitats? - Acta Ornithologica 35: 53-56. abstract