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:


  • Hutchinson L.A., Oliver T.H., Breeze T.D., Bailes E.J., Brünjes L., Campbell A.J., Erhardt A., de Groot G.A., Földesi R., García D., Goulson D., Hainaut H., Hamback P.A., Holzschuh A., Jauker F., Klatt B.K., Klein A.M., Kleijn D., Kovács-Hostányszki A., Krimmer E., McKerchar M., Minarro M., Phillips B.B., Potts S.G., Pufal G., Radzeviciüté R., Roberts S.P.M., Samnegard U., Schulze J., Shaw R.F., Tscharntke T., Vereecken N.J., Westbury D.B., Westphal C., Wietzke A., Woodcock B.A. Garrat M.P.D. (2021): Using ecological and field survey data to establish a national list of the wild bee pollinators of crops Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 315: 107447


  • 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]