Centre for Ecological Research

Institute of Ecology and Botany

"Lendület" Landscape and Conservation Ecology

Publications of Katalin Szitár

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  • Szitár, K., Deák, B., Halassy, M., Steffen, C. & Batáry, P. 2022. Combination of organic farming and flower strips in agricultural landscapes - A feasible method to maximise functional diversity of plant traits related to pollination. - Global Ecology and Conservation 38: e02229 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

  • Cevallos, D., Szitar, K., Halassy, M., Kövendi-Jakó, A., & Török, K. 2021. Does seed trait variability support preliminary seed transfer zones for Hungary? - Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 19: 4129-4149. pdf

  • Llumiquinga, Y. B., Reis, B. P., Sáradi, N., Török, K., Szitár, K., & Halassy, M. 2021. Long-term results of initial seeding, mowing and carbon amendment of the restoration of Pannonian sand grassland on old-fields - Tuexenia 41: 361-379. pdf

  • Halassy, M., Kövendi‐Jakó, A., Reis, B., Szitár, K., Seyidova, Z., & Török, K. 2021. N immobilization treatment revisited: a retarded and temporary effect unfolded in old field restoration - Applied Vegetation Science, 24: e12555. pdf

  • Orbán, I., Szitár, K., Kalapos, T. & Kröel-Dulay, Gy. 2021. The role of disturbance in invasive plant establishment in a chaging climate: insights froma drought experiment. - Biological Invasions, Online. pdf

  • Erdős, L., Szitár, K., Öllerer, K., Ónodi, G., Kertész, M., Török, P., … Kröel-Dulay, G. 2021. Oak regeneration at the arid boundary of the temperate deciduous forest biome: insights from a seeding and watering experiment. - European Journal of Forest Research, Online. pdf

  • KövendiJakó, A., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., Halász, K., Mojzes, A. & Török, K. 2021. Effect of seed storing duration and sowing year on the seedling establishment of grassland species in xeric environments. - Restoration Ecology, Early View. pdf

  • Ónodi, G., Kertész, M., Lengyel, A., Pándi, I., Somay, L., Szitár, K. & KröelDulay, G. 2021. The effects of woody plant encroachment and wildfire on plant species richness and composition: Temporal changes in a forest–steppe mosaic. - Applied Vegetation Science e12546 pdf

  • Reis, B.P., KövendiJakó, A., Szitár, K., Török, K. & Halassy, M. 2021. Longterm effect of mowing on the restoration of Pannonian sand grassland to replace invasive black locust plantation. - Restoration Ecology, Early View. pdf


  • Cevallos, D., BedeFazekas, Á., Tanács, E., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., KövendiJakó, A. & Török, K. 2020. Seed transfer zones based on environmental variables better reflect variability in vegetation than administrative units: evidence from Hungary. - Restoration Ecology 28: 911–918. pdf

  • Cseresnyés, I., Rajkai, K., Szitár, K., Radimszky, L., Ónodi, G. & Kröel-Dulay, G. 2020. Root capacitance measurements allow non-intrusive in-situ monitoring of the seasonal dynamics and drought response of root activity in two grassland species. - Plant and Soil 449: 423–437. pdf

  • Erdős, L., Török, P., Szitár, K., Bátori, Z., Tölgyesi, C., Kiss, P.J., … Kröel-Dulay, G. 2020. Beyond the forest-grassland dichotomy: the gradient-like organization of habitats in forest-steppes. - Frontiers in Plant Science: 11. pdf

  • Kertész, M., Ónodi, G., Botta-Dukát, Z., Lhotsky, B., Barabás, S., Bölöni, J., … Rédei, T. 2020. Different impacts of moderate human land use on the plant biodiversity of the characteristic Pannonian habitat complexes - Flora: 267. pdf


  • Erdős, L., Bátori, Z., Bede-Fazekas, Á., Biró, M., Darányi, N., Magnes, M., … Kröel-Dulay, G. 2019. Trends in species composition and richness along a centre-to-periphery gradient in forest-steppes of the southern Carpathian Basin. - Tuexenia 39: 357–375. pdf

  • Halassy, M., Botta-Dukát, Z., Csecserits, A., Szitár, K. & Török, K. 2019. Trait-based approach confirms the importance of propagule limitation and assembly rules in old-field restoration. - Restoration Ecology 27: 840–849. pdf

  • Kövendi-Jakó, A., Halassy, M., Csecserits, A., Hülber, K., Szitár, K., Wrbka, T. & Török, K. 2019. Three years of vegetation development worth 30 years of secondary succession in urban-industrial grassland restoration. - Applied Vegetation Science 22: 138–149. pdf

  • Kröel-Dulay, G., Csecserits, A., Szitár, K., Molnár, E., Szabó, R., Ónodi, G. & Botta-Dukát, Z. 2019. The potential of common ragweed for further spread: invasibility of different habitats and the role of disturbances and propagule pressure. - Biological Invasions 21: 137–149. pdf

  • Szilassi, P., Szatmári, G., Pásztor, L., Árvai, M., Szatmári, J., Szitár, K. & Papp, L. 2019. Understanding the Environmental Background of an Invasive Plant Species (Asclepias syriaca) for the Future: An Application of LUCAS Field Photographs and Machine Learning Algorithm Methods. - Plants: 8. pdf

  • Török, K., Horváth, F., Kövendi-Jakó, A., Halassy, M., Bölöni, J. & Szitár, K. 2019. Meeting Aichi Target 15: Efforts and further needs of ecological restoration in Hungary. - Biological Conservation 235: 128–135. pdf


  • Cseresnyés, I., Szitár, K., Rajkai, K., Füzy, A., Mikó, P., Kovács, R. & Takács, T. 2018. Application of Electrical Capacitance Method for Prediction of Plant Root Mass and Activity in Field-Grown Crops. - Frontiers in Plant Science 9. pdf

  • Szitár, K., Kröel-Dulay, G. & Török, K. 2018. Invasive Asclepias syriaca can have facilitative effects on native grass establishment in a water-stressed ecosystem. - Applied Vegetation Science 21: 607–614. pdf


  • Kövendi-Jakó, A., Csecserits, A., Halassy, M., Halász, K., Szitár, K. & Török, K. 2017. Relationship of germination and establishment for twelve plant species in restored dry grassland. - Applied Ecology and Environmental Research 15: 227–239. pdf


  • Csecserits, A., Botta-Dukát, Z., Kröel-Dulay, G., Lhotsky, B., Ónodi, G., Rédei, T., … Halassy, M. 2016. Tree plantations are hot-spots of plant invasion in a landscape with heterogeneous land-use. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 226: 88–98. pdf

  • Halassy, M., Singh, A. N., Szabó, R., Szili-Kovács, T., Szitár, K. & Török, K. 2016. The application of a filter-based assembly model to develop best practices for Pannonian sand grassland restoration. - Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 765–773. pdf

  • Szitár, K., Ónodi, G., Somay, L., Pándi, I., Kucs, P. & Kröel-Dulay, G. 2016. Contrasting effects of land use legacies on grassland restoration in burnt pine plantations. - Biological Conservation 201: 356–362. pdf

  • Török, K., Szilágyi, K., Halász, K., Zsigmond, V., Kósa, G., Rédei, T., … Szitár, K. 2016. Seed collection data encompassing half of the vascular flora of the Pannonian ecoregion stored by the Pannon Seed Bank. - Acta Botanica Hungarica 58: 435–445. pdf


  • Rédei, T., Szitár, K., Czúcz, B., Barabás, S., Lellei-Kovács, E., Pándi, I., … Csecserits, A. 2014. Weak evidence of long-term extinction debt in Pannonian dry sand grasslands. - Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 182: 137–143. pdf

  • Szitár, K., Ónodi, G., Somay, L., Pándi, I., Kucs, P. & Kröel-Dulay, G. 2014. Recovery of inland sand dune grasslands following the removal of alien pine plantation. - Biological Conservation 171: 52–60. pdf

  • Török, K., Szitár, K., Halassy, M., Szabó, R., Szili-Kovács, T., Baráth, N. & Paschke, M. 2014. Long-term outcome of nitrogen immobilization to restore endemic sand grassland in Hungary. - Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 756–765. pdf


  • Biró, M., Szitár, K., Horváth, F., Bagi, I. & Molnár, Z. 2013. Detection of long-term landscape changes and trajectories in a Pannonian sand region: comparing land-cover and habitat-based approaches at two spatial scales. - Community Ecology 14: 219–230. pdf


  • Csecserits, A., Czúcz, B., Halassy, M., Kröel-Dulay, G., Rédei, T., Szabó, R., … Török, K. 2011. Regeneration of sandy old-fields in the forest steppe region of Hungary. - Plant Biosystems 145: 715–729. abstract


  • Török, K. & Szitár, K. 2010. Long-term changes of rock grassland communities in Hungary. - Community Ecology 11: 68–76. pdf