Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki

research associate professor

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.

Selected publications:


  • Kovacs-Hostyánszki A., Soltész Z., Szigeti V., Somay L., Báldi A. (2020): 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, Ecosystem & Environment, 308: 107255

  • Vanbergen, A.J., Aizen A.M., Cordeau, S., Garibaldi, L.A., Garrat, M.P.D., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Lecuyer, L., Ngo, H.T., Potts, S.G., Settele, J., Skrimizea, E., Young, J.C. (2020): Chapter Six - Transformation of agricultural landscapes in the Anthropocene: Nature's contributions to people, agriculture and food security, Advances in Ecological Research, 63:193-253

  • Ruckelshaus, Mary H. ; Jackson, Stephen T. ; Mooney, Harold A. ; Jacobs, Katharine L. ; Kassam, Karim-Aly S. ; Arroyo, Mary T.K. ; Báldi, András ; Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó; Bartuska, Ann M. ; Boyd, James ; Joppa, Lucas N. et al. (2020): The IPBES Global Assessment: Pathways to Action Trends in Ecology&Evolution, 35: 407-414.


  • 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






email: kovacs.aniko[at]