Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

Publications of Róbert Gallé

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Tölgyesi, Cs., Torma, A., Bátori, Z., Seat ,J., Popovic, M., Gallé, R., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Erdős, L., Vinkó, T., Kelemen, A. & Török, P. 2022 Turning old foes into new allies - Harnessing drainage canals for biodiversity conservation in a desiccated European lowland region. - Journal of Applied Ecology, 59: 89-102. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • 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

  • Ingle, K., 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

  • 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. 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 and Environment 254: 92–98. abstract

  • Bátori, Z., Erdős, L., Kelemen, A., Deák, B., Valkó, O., Gallé, R., Bragina, T.M., Kiss, P.J., Kröel-Dulay, G. & Tölgyesi, Cs. 2018. Diversity patterns in sandy forest-steppes: a comparative study from the western and central Palaearctic. - Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 1011–1030. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Császár, P., Makra, T., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Ladányi, Z., Torma, A., Ingle, K. & Szilassi, P. 2018. Small-scale agricultural landscapes promote spider and ground beetle densities by offering suitable overwintering sites. - Landscape Ecology 33: 1435–1446. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Szabó, Á., Császár, P. & Torma, A. 2018. Spider assemblage structure and functional diversity patterns of natural forest steppes and exotic forest plantations. - Forest Ecology and Management 411: 234–239. abstract

  • Ingle, K., Horváth, Á., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Gellért, L., Csata, E. & Gallé, R. 2018. The effects of overwintering and habitat type on body condition and locomotion of the wolf spider Pardosa alacris. - Acta Oecologica 89: 38–42. abstract

  • Tölgyesi, C., Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Urák, I. & Hartel, T. 2018. Shrub encroachment under the trees diversifies the herb layer in a Romanian silvopastoral system. - Rangeland Ecology and Management 71: 571–577. abstract

  • Tölgyesi, C., Valkó, O., Deák, B., Kelemen, A., Bragina, T. M., Gallé, R., Erdős, L. & Bátori, Z. 2018. Tree–herb co-existence and community assembly in natural forest-steppe transitions. - Plant Ecology & Diversity 1–13. abstract

  • Császár, P., Torma, A., Gallé-Szpisjak, N., Tölgyesi, Cs. & Gallé, R. 2018. Efficiency of pitfall traps with funnels and/or roofs in capturing ground-dwelling arthropods. - European Journal of Entomology 115: 15–24. pdf

  • Deák, B., Tölgyesi, Cs., Kelemenc, A., Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Braginae, T.M., Yerkine, A.I. & Valkó, O. 2018. The effects of micro-habitats and grazing intensity on the vegetation of burial mounds in the Kazakh steppes. - Plant Ecology & Diversity 1–13. pdf

  • Tölgyesi, C., Császár, P., Torma, A., Török, P., Bátori, Z. & Gallé, R. 2018. Think twice before using narrow buffers: Attenuating mowing-induced arthropod spillover at forest–grassland edges. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 255: 37–44. abstract

  • Torma, A., Bozsó, M. & Gallé, R. 2018. Secondary habitats are important in biodiversity conservation: a case study on orthopterans along ditch banks. - Animal biodiversity and conservation 41: 97–108. pdf


  • Torma, A., Bozsó, M., Tölgyesi, C. & Gallé, R. 2017. Relationship of different feeding groups of true bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) with habitat and landscape features in Pannonic salt grasslands. - Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 645–656. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Urák, I., Gallé-Szpisjak, N. & Hartel, T. 2017. Sparse trees and shrubs confers a high biodiversity to pastures: Case study on spiders from Transylvania. - PloS one 12: e0183465. pdf

  • Tölgyesi, C., Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Urák, I. & Hartel, T. 2017. Shrub Encroachment Under the Trees Diversifies the Herb Layer in a Romanian Silvopastoral System. - Rangeland Ecology & Management 71: 571–577. abstract

  • Urák, I. Hartel, T., Gallé, R. & Balog. A. 2017. Worldwide peatland degradations and the related carbon dioxide emissions: the importance of policy regulations. - Environmental Science & Policy 69: 57–64. abstract

  • Gallé, R., Gallé-Szpisjak, N. & Torma, A. 2017. Habitat structure influences the spider fauna of short-rotation poplar plantations more than forest age. - European Journal of Forest Research 131: 51–58. pdf


  • Gallé, R., Szpisjak, N. & Torma, A. 2016. Influence of habitat structure on the spiders of river islands and floodplain forests of the lower reach of the Mures River in Western Romania. - North-Western Journal of Zoology 12: 255–260. pdf

  • Német, E., Ruprecht, E., Gallé, R. & Markó, B. 2016. Abandonment of crop lands leads to different recovery patterns for ant and plant communities in Eastern Europe. - Community Ecology 17: 79–87. pdf

  • Benyó, D., Horváth, E., Németh, E., Leviczky, T., Takács, K., Lehotai, N., Feigl, G., Kolbert, Zs., Ördög, A., Gallé, R., Csiszár, J., Szabados, L., Erdei, L. & Gallé, Á. 2016. Physiological and molecular responses to heavy metal stresses suggest different detoxification mechanism of Populus deltoides and P. x canadensis. - Journal of Plant Phisology 201: 62–70. abstract

  • Hartel, T., Réti, K.O., Craioveanu, C., Gallé, R., Popa, R., Ionita, A., Demeter, L., Rákosy, L. & Czúcz, B. 2016. Rural social–ecological systems navigating institutional transitions: case study from Transylvania (Romania). - Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2: 1–12. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Torma, A. & Maák, I. 2016. The effect of forest age and habitat structure on the ground-dwelling ant assemblages of lowland poplar plantations. - Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18: 151–156. abstract

  • Bátori, Z., Körmöczi, L., Zalatnai, M., Erdős, L., Ódor, P., Tölgyesi, C., Margóczi, K., Torma, A., Gallé, R., Cseh, V. & Török, P. 2016. River dikes in agricultural landscapes: The importance of secondary habitats in maintaining landscape-scale diversity. - Wetlands 36: 251–264. pdf


  • Tölgyesi, C., Bátori, Z., Erdős, L., Gallé, R. & Körmöczi, L. 2015. Plant diversity patterns of a Hungarian steppe-wetland mosaic in relation to grazing regime and land use history. - Tuexenia 35: 399–416. pdf

  • Gallé, R., Erdélyi, N., Szpisjak, N., Tölgyesi, C. & Maák, I. 2015. The effect of the invasive Asclepias syriaca on the ground-dwelling arthropod fauna. - Biologia 70: 104–112. abstract


  • Gallé, R., Kanizsai, O., Ács, V. & Molnár, B. 2014. Functioning of ecotones-spiders and ants of edges between native and non-native forest plantations. - Polish Journal of Ecology 62: 815–820. abstract

  • Gallé, R., Maák, I. & Szpisjak, N. 2014. The effects of habitat parameters and forest age on the ground dwelling spiders of lowland poplar forests (Hungary). - Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 791–799. abstract

  • Torma, A., Gallé, R. & Bozsó, M. (2014). Effects of habitat and landscape characteristics on the arthropod assemblages (Araneae, Orthoptera, Heteroptera) of sand grassland remnants in Southern Hungary. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 196: 42–50. abstract

  • Gallé, R. & Schwéger, Sz. 2014. Habitat and landscape attributes influencing spider assemblages at lowland forest river valley (Hungary). - North-Western Journal of Zoology 10: 36–41. pdf


  • 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

  • Erdős, L., Gallé, R., Körmöczi, L. & Bátori, Z. (2013). Species composition and diversity of natural forest edges: edge responses and local edge species. - Community Ecology 14: 48–58. pdf


  • Gallé, R., Lőrinczi, G., Szpisjak, N., Maák, I. & Torma, A. (2012): Data on the arthropod (Araneae, Formicidae, Heteroptera) fauna of floodplain forests at the lower reach of the river Maros/Mures. In: Körmöczi, L. (ed.) Landscape-scale connections between the land use, habitat quality and ecosystem goods and services in the Mures/Maros valley. - Tiscia Monograph Series 10: 45–66. pdf


  • Torma, A. & Gallé, R. 2011. Fine scale pattern of true bug assemblages (Heteroptera) across two natural edges. - Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 57: 367–383. pdf

  • Lőrinczi, G., Bozsó, M., Duma, I., Petrescu, M., Gallé, R. & Torma, A. 2011. Preliminary results on the invertebrate fauna (Araneae, Orthoptera, Heteroptera and Hymenoptera: Formicidae) of alkaline grasslands of the Hungarian-Romanian border. In: Körmöczi, L. (ed.) Ecological and socio-economic relations in the valleys of river Körös/Cris and river Maros/Mures. - Tiscia Monograph Series 9: 159–173. pdf

  • Gallé, R.,Vesztergom, N. & Somogyi, T. 2011. Environmental conditions affecting spiders in grasslands at the lower reach of the River Tisza in Hungary. - Entomologica Fennica 22: 29–38. pdf

  • Erdős, L., Gallé, R., Zoltán, B., Papp, M. & Körmöczi, L. 2011: Properties of shrubforest edges: a case study from South Hungary. - Central European Journal of Biology 6: 639–658. pdf

  • Bátori, Z., Gallé, R., Erdős, L. & Körmöczi, L. 2011: Ecological conditions, flora and vegetation of a large doline in the Mecsek Mountains (South Hungary). - Acta Botanica Croatica 70: 147–155. pdf


  • Gallé, R., Torma, A. & Körmöczi, L. 2010. Small scale effect of habitat heterogeneity on invertebrate assemblages in Hungarian sandy grasslands. - Polish Journal of Ecology 58: 333–346. abstract


  • Dudás, Gy., Gallé, R., Papp, V.G. & Varga, J. 2009. The spider fauna of the Bodrogköz on the basis of literature data and a current condition assessment. - Thaiszia 19, Suppl. 1: 413–425. abstract

  • Gallé, R. & Torma, A. 2009. Epigeic spider (Araneae) assemblages of natural forest edges in the Kiskunság (Hungary). - Community Ecology 10: 146–151. pdf

  • Kanizsai, O., Gallé, R. & Gallé, L 2009. Percepition of spatial patchiness by ant assemblages (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). - Tiscia 37: 3–7. pdf


  • Urák, I. & Gallé, R. 2008. Contribution to spider fauna (Arachnida: Araneae) of Dobrogea. - Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute 14: 87–90. pdf

  • Urák, I. & Gallé, R. 2008. Further Data on the Arachnofauna (Arachnida:Araneae) of Dobrogea. - Acta Scientiarum Transylvanica -Biologia 16: 79–87. pdf

  • Gallé, R. 2008. The effect of a naturally fragmented landscape on the spider assemblages. - North-Western Journal of Zoology 4: 61–71. pdf


  • Árendás, O., Bozsó, M., Gallé, R.., Torma, A. & Körmöczi, L. 2007. Composition of assemblages of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) and associated arthropods (Heteroptera, Orthoptera, Araneae) at natural forest edges.- Myrmecological News 10: 100. pdf


  • Gallé, R. & Urák, I. 2006. Faunistical data on spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of the Lacul Dracului bog complex with new data for the Romanian fauna. - Scientific Annals of the Danube Delta Institute 12: 29–32. pdf

  • Gallé, R. & Fehér, B. 2006. Edge effect on spider assemblages. - Tiscia 35: 37–40. pdf


  • Urák, I. & Gallé, R. 2005. Some new records and rare species for the Romanian spider fauna. - Entomologica Romanica 10: 33–37. pdf


  • Gallé, R. 2002. Assemblage structure of wolf spiders in south Hungarian grasslands. In: F. Samu & Cs. Szinetár (eds.) European Arachnology. Plant Protection Institute & Berzsenyi College, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 151-156. pdf

  • Gallé, R. & Urák, I. 2002. Faunistical data on the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of Nemeria Mountain’s bog complex with two species new for the Romanian fauna. - Entomologica Romanica 7: 85–88. pdf


  • Gallé, R. & Urak, I. 2001. Contribution to the spiders (Arachnida: Araneae) of upper Mures river valley with some new data for the Romanian fauna. - Entomologica Romanica 6: 141–144. pdf


  • Gallé, L., Gallé, R., Markó, B., Mikó, I. & Sárkány-Kiss E. 2000. Habitat correlates of ground invertebrate assemblages in a flood plain landscape complex. - Tiscia monograph series 31–36. pdf