Róbert GALLÉ, PhD

IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
galle.robert [at] ecolres.hu
+36 28 360-147 / 253
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Effect of landscape and local scale parameters on arthropod (mainly spider) biodiversity. The role of small habitat patches and secondary habitats in conserving forest-steppe diversity in the Kiskunság region of Hungary. Arachnofaunistical survey of Transylvanian peat-bogs.

Main profile in keywords: 
landscape ecology, ecology of arthropods, spiders, forest-steppe, urbanization, peat-bogs
Selected publications:


Gallé, R., Happe A.K., Baillod, A., Tscharntke, T., Batáry P. (2019): Landscape configuration, organic management, and within-field position drive functional diversity of spiders and carabids. J Appl Ecol. 2019;56:63–72.


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(8), 1435-1446.
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.


Batáry, P., Gallé, R., Riesch, F., Fischer, C., Dormann, C.F., Musshoff, O., Császár P., Fusaro, S., Gayer, C., Happe, A.-K., Kurucz, K., Molnár, D., Rösch, V., Wietzke, A. and Tscharntke, T. (2017): The former iron curtain still drives biodiversity-profit trade-offs in German agriculture. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1279–1284.
Gallé, R., Urák, I., Nikolett, G. S., & Hartel, T. (2017): Sparse trees and shrubs confers a high biodiversity to pastures: Case study on spiders from Transylvania. PloS one, 12(9), e0183465.