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:

2021

  • Csákvári, E., Fabók, V., Bartha, S., ..., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., ..., Báldi, A. (28 authors) (2021). Conservation biology research priorities for 2050: A Central-Eastern European perspective. Biological Conservation 264: 109396.

  • Lynn V. Dicks, Tom D. Breeze, Hien T. Ngo, Deepa Senapathi, Jiandong An, Marcelo A. Aizen, Parthiba Basu, Damayanti Buchori, Leonardo Galetto, Lucas A. Garibaldi, Barbara Gemmill-Herren, Brad G. Howlett, Vera L. Imperatriz-Fonseca, Steven D. Johnson, Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki, Yong Jung Kwon, H. Michael G. Lattorff, Thingreipi Lungharwo, Coleen L. Seymour, Adam J. Vanbergen & Simon G. Potts (2021) A global-scale expert assessment of drivers and risks associated with pollinator decline. Nature Ecology & Evolution, published online.

  • 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

2020

  • 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.

2019

  • 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

2017

2015

2013

2012

Projects:

Leader:

2021-2023 Strengthening Pollinator Recovery through INdicators and monitorinG (SPRING)

2017 - 2021 Inváziós növényfajok jellegspecifikus hatásai az őshonos növény és beporzó közösségekre, és méhészek általi használatuk különböző tér- és időskálán (NKFI FK123813)


Participant:

2020 - 2024 Analysing spatial patterns of ecosystem services and condition under anthropogenic pressure and climate change (OTKA 134329)

2018 - 2022 Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (Super-G - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)

2018 - 2021 IPBES 2.0: Facilitating Hungarian contribution to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (ED_18-1-2018-0003 (2116) - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)

2016 - 2020 Közösségi jelentőségű természeti értékek hosszú távú megőrzését és fejlesztését, valamint az EU Biológiai Sokféleség Startégia 2020 célkitűzéseinek hazai szintű megvalósítását megalapozó stratégiai vizsgálatok (KEHOP-4.3.0-15-2016-00001 - NÖSZTÉP - Katalin TÖRÖK, PhD)

2016 - 2020 Sustainable use of ecosystem services - research for mitigating the negative effect of climate change, land use change and biological invasion (GINOP–2.3.2–15–2016–00019 - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)

2009 Development of appropriate indicators of the relationship between organic/low-input farming and biodiversity (BioBio - EU FP7, KBBE-227161)

Contact:

email: kovacs.aniko[at]ecolres.hu