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

  • Balázs K, Báldi A, Centeri C, Elek Z, Falusi E, Grónás V, Kelemen E, Kovács E, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Podmaniczky L, Skutai J, Szalkovszki O (2016) Interdisciplinary Assessment of Species- and Ecosystems Biodiversity in a High Nature Value Low Input Farming Region of Central Hungary. In: Daniels JA (Ed.), Advances in Environmental Research Volume 46. Nova Science Publisher, New York, pp. 115–143.
  • 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, Hufnagel L (2016) The effect of microarthropods on litter decomposition depends on litter quality. European Journal of Soil Biology 75: 24-30.
  • 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.
  • Madeira F, Tscharntke T, Elek Z, Kormann UG, 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 Ecosystem & Environment 235: 127–133.
  • Osváth-Ferencz M, Bonelli S, Nowicki P, Peregovits L, Rákosy L, Sielezniew M, Kosto-Ambroziak A, Dziekanska I, Kőrösi Á (in press) Population demography of the endangered large blue butterfly Maculinea arion in Europe. Journal of Insect Conservation doi:10.1007/s10841-016-9944-0
  • Szépligeti M, Kőrösi Á, Házi J, Szentirmai I, Bartha D, Bartha S (in press) Evaluating alternative mowing regimes for conservation management of Central European mesic hay meadows: a field experiment. Plant Biosystems doi:10.1080/11263504.2016.1255268
  • Szigeti V, Kőrösi Á, Harnos A, Nagy J, Kis J (2016) Measuring floral resource availability for insect pollinators in temperate grasslands: a review. Ecological Entomolgy 41(3): 231–240.
  • Szigeti V, Kőrösi Á, Harnos A, Nagy J, Kis J (in press) Comparing two methods for estimating floral resource availability for insect pollinators. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France doi: 10.1080/00379271.2016.1261003

Behavioural ecology

  • Geltsch N, Bán M, Hauber ME, Moskát C (2016) When should Common Cuckoos Cuculus canorus lay their eggs in host nests? Bird Study 63(1): 46–51.
  • 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 (2016) Disappearance of eggs from nonparasitized nests of brood parasite hosts: The evolutionary equilibrium hypothesis revisited. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118(2): 215–225.

Host-parasite interactions

  • Harnos A, Lang Z, Petrás D, Bush SE, Szabó K, Rózsa L (in press) Size matters for lice on birds: coevolutionary allometry of host and parasite body size. Evolution.
  • Markó B, Csata E, Erős K, Német E, Czekes Z, Rózsa L (2016) Distribution of the myrmecoparasitic fungus Rickia wasmannii (Ascomycota: Laboulbeniales) across colonies, individuals, and body parts of Myrmica scabrinodis. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 136: 74-80
  • Tappe D, Sulyok M, Riu T, Rózsa L, Bodó I, Schoen C, Muntau B, Babocsay G, Hardi R (2016) Co-infections in visceral pentastomiasis, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22(8): 1333-1339.

Phylogenetics, taxonomy

  • Murányi D, Kovács T, Orci KM (2016) Contribution to the taxonomy and biology of two Balkan endemic Isoperla Banks, 1906 (Plecoptera: Perlodidae) species. Zoosymposia 11: 73–88.

Methods in ecology

  • Podani J, Schmera D (2016) Once again on the components of pairwise beta diversity. Ecological Informatics 32: 63-68.
  • Ricotta C, Podani J, Pavoine S (2016) A family of functional dissimilarity measures for presence and absence data. Ecology and Evolution 6:(15) 5383-5389.
  • Schmera D, Heino J, Podani J, Erős T, Dolédec S (2017) Functional diversity: a review of methodology and current knowledge in freshwater macroinvertebrate research. Hydrobiologia 787(1): 27-44.

Theoretical ecology

  • Matsumura S, Kun Á, Ryckelynck M, Coldren F, Szilágyi A, Jossinet F, Rick C, Nghe P, Szathmáry E, Griffiths AD (2016) Transient compartmentalization of RNA replicators prevents extinction due to parasites. Science 354: 1293‒1296.
  • Hubai AG, Kun A (2016) Maximal gene number maintainable by stochastic correction - The second error threshold. Journal of Theoretical Biology 405: 29-35.
  • Podani J, Morrison DA (2016) Categorizing Ideas about Systematics: Alternative Trees of Trees, and Related Representations. bioRxiv 2016: Paper 079483.
  • Podani J, Szilágyi A (2016) Bad math in Linnaeus’ Philosophia Botanica. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 38: Paper 10.

Popular science in public media

The (non-complete) group in 2016