GINOP Evolutionary Systems Research Group
senior research fellow
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
kovacs.aniko [at]
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 253
Brief description of the main scopes: 

As member of the Lendület Ecosystem Services Research Group my research work focuses mainly on wild bees and pollination ecology. I study the effects of agricultural management at local and landscape scales, plant invasion and set-aside management on agrobiodiversity with a special focus on pollinators. I work on plant-pollinator networks and availability, temporal and spatial change of flower resources for honeybees (beepastures). Participation in science-policy interface (e.g. IPBES) and knowledge dissemination for public are important parts of my job.

Main profile in keywords: 
agroecology, pollination ecology, wild bees
Selected publications:


Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Soltész Z, Szigeti V, Somay L, Báldi A (2021): Non-rotational set-aside fields improve reproductive success of cavity-nesting bees and wasps at the landscape scale, but have no effect on other wild bees and hoverflies in mid-summer. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 308: 107255


Viktor Szigeti, Annamária Fenesi, Zoltán Soltész, Boglárka Berki, Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki (2020): Neutral effect of an invasive plant species with specialized flower structure on native pollinator communities Biological Invasions 22: pp. 3017–3030.


Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Földesi R., Báldi A., Endrédi A., Jordán F. (2019): The vulnerability of plant-pollinator communities to honeybee decline: A comparative network analysis in different habitat types Ecological Indicators 97: pp. 35-50


Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Espindola, A., Vanbergen, A.J., Settele, J., Kremen, C. and Dicks, L.V. (2017): Ecological intensification to mitigate impacts of conventional intensive land use on pollinators and pollination Ecology Letters 20: pp. 673–689.


Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Haenke S, Batáry Péter, Jauker B, Báldi András, Tscharntke T, Holzschuch A (2013): Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales Ecological Applications 23(8): pp. 1938-46.