Our research group has started in January 2012, this website intends to show our most recent activities and achievements. Most of the group members formerly worked in the Animal Ecology Research Group, but recently a few colleagues have joined and now our research topics are more diverse than ever.

Recent publications

Conservation biology, community ecology, agroecology

  • Földesi R, Kovács‐Hostyánszki A, Kőrösi Á, Somay L, Elek Z, Markó V, Sárospataki M, Bakos R, Varga Á, Nyisztor K, Báldi A (2016) Relationships between wild bees, hoverflies and pollination success in apple orchards with different landscape contexts. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18: 68-75.
  • Gergócs V, Rétháti G, Hufnagel L (2015) Litter quality indirectly influences community composition, reproductive mode and trophic structure of oribatid mite communities: a microcosm experiment. Experimental and Applied Acarology 67(3): 335–356.
  • Kiss O, Tokody B, Deák B, Moskát C (2016) Increased landscape heterogeneity supports the conservation of European rollers (Coracias garrulus) in southern Hungary. Journal for Nature Conservation 29: 97-104.
  • Kormann U, Roesch V, Batáry P, Tscharntke T, Orci KM, Samu F, Scherber C (2015) Local and landscape management drive trait-mediated biodiversity of nine taxa on small grassland fragments. Diversity and Distributions 21(10): 1204–1217.
  • Sutcliffe LME, Batáry P, Becker T, Orci KM, 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(2): 229–245.
  • Rózsa L, Vas Z (2015) Co-extinct and critically co-endangered species of parasitic lice, and conservation-induced extinction: should lice be reintroduced to their hosts? Oryx 49(1): 107–110.

Behavioural ecology

  • Orci KM, Petróczki K, Barta Z (2016) Instantaneous song modification in response to fluctuating traffic noise in the tree cricket Oecanthus pellucens. Animal Behaviour 112: 187-194.
  • Stokke BG, Røskaft E, Moksnes A, Møller AP, Antonov A, Fossøy F, Liang W, López-Iborra G, Moskát C, Shykoff JA, Soler M, Vikan JR, Yang C, Takasu F (in press) Disappearance of eggs from nonparasitized nests of brood parasite hosts: The evolutionary equilibrium hypothesis revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
  • Garamszegi LZ, Zagalska-Neubauer M, Canal D, Markó G, Szász E, Zsebők S, Szöllősi E, Herczeg G, Török J (2015) Malaria parasites, immune challenge, MHC variability, and predator avoidance in a passerine bird. Behavioral Ecology 26: 1292-1302.
  • Hauber ME, Tong L, Bán M, Croston R, Grim T, Waterhouse GIN, Shawkey MD, Barron AB, Moskát C (2015) The value of artificial stimuli in behavioral research: making the case for egg rejection studies in avian brood parasitism. Ethology 121:521-528.
  • Zölei A, Bán M, Moskát C (2015) No change in common cuckoo Cuculus canorus parasitism and great reed warblers' Acrocephalus arundinaceus egg rejection after seven decades. Journal of Avian Biology 46: 570-576.

Host-parasite interactions

  • Rózsa L, Tryjanowski P, Vas Z (2015) Under the changing climate: how shifting geographic distributions and sexual selection shape parasite diversification. In: Morand S, Krasnov B, Littlewood T (eds.) Parasite Diversity and Diversification, pp. 58-76, Cambridge University Press.
  • Rózsa L, Vas Z (2015) Host correlates of diversification in avian lice. In: Morand S, Krasnov B, Littlewood T (eds.) Parasite Diversity and Diversification, pp. 215-229, Cambridge University Press.
  • Rózsa L, Apari P, Müller V (2015) The Microbiome Mutiny Hypothesis: can our microbiome turn against us when we are old or seriously ill? Biology Direct 10/3.
  • Tappe D, Sulyok M, Rózsa L, Muntau B, Haeupler A, Bodó I, Hardi R (2015) Molecular diagnosis of abdominal Armillifer grandis pentastomiasis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 53: 2362-2364.

Phylogenetics, taxonomy

  • Podani J (2015) A növények evolúciója és osztályozása – Rendhagyó rendszertan. [Evolution and Systematics of Plants (Archaeplastida): – Ordering without orders.] ELTE – Eötvös Kiadó, Budapest, 404 pp.
  • Seifert B, Csősz S (2015) Temnothorax crasecundus sp. n. – a cryptic Eurocaucasian ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) discovered by Nest Centroid Clustering. ZooKeys 479: 37–64.

Methods in ecology

  • Podani J, Schmera D (2016) Once again on the components of pairwise beta diversity. Ecological Informatics in press.
  • Schmera D, Podani J, Heino J, Erős T, Poff NL (2015) A proposed unified terminology of species traits in stream ecology. Freshwater Science 34: 823-830.
  • Gergócs V, Hufnagel L (2015) Global pattern of oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida) revealed by fractions of beta diversity and multivariate analysis. International Journal of Acarology 41(7): 574–583.
  • Lengyel A, Podani J (2015) Assessing the relative importance of methodological decisions in classifications of vegetation data. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 804-815.

Theoretical ecology

  • Kun Á, Szathmáry E (2015) Fitness landscapes of functional RNAs. Life 5(3): 1497–1517.
  • Kun Á, Szilágyi A, Könnyű B, Zachar I, Boza G, Szathmáry E (2015) The dynamics of the RNA world: Insights and challenges. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1341: 75–95.

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The research group in 2012 (photo)