Viktor Szigeti, PhD

research fellow

My research interest is focused on pollination biology. I am interested in the ecology of plant-pollinator interactions, primarily the flower functional traits effect on the foraging behaviour of insect pollinators. I work on better understanding the spatio-temporal dynamics of floral resource use. During my PhD research, I studied the relationship between the nectar-plant availability and consumption in the Clouded Apollo butterfly (Parnassius mnemosyne). In Institute of Ecology and Botany, from 2017, I work on the “Trait-based effects of invasive plant species on native plant and pollinator communities and their usage by beekeepers at different spatial and temporal scales” project. I examine the role of non-native invasive plant species on the native plant- and the related pollinator insect communities. Furthermore, I study the temporal and spatial change of flower resources for honeybees (bee pastures).

Selected publications:


  • Somay L, Szigeti V, Boros G, Ádám R, Báldi A. (2021): Wood Pastures: A Transitional Habitat between Forests and Pastures for Dung Beetle Assemblages. Forests. 2021; 12(1):25.

  • Vajna, F., Szigeti V., Harnos A., Kis J. (2021): A kis apollólepke (Parnassius mnemosyne (LINNAEUS, 1758)) nektárnövényfajok közti választása, Állattani Közlemények 106(1-2):


  • Brunori G., Hudson R. L., Báldi A., Bisoffi S., Cuhls K., Kohl J., Treyer S., Ahrné L., Aschermann Witzel J., De Clerck F., Duncan J., Hansen H. O., Ruiz B., Siebielec G. (2020): Resilience and transformation - 5th SCAR Foresight Exercise: Natural resources and food systems: Transitions towards a ‘safe and just’ operating space, Publication Office of the European Union, 146 p.

  • Báldi A., Vári Á. (2020): Freshwater ecosystems: research, policy and applications, Biologia Futura 71: 333-336

  • 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

  • Szigeti Viktor, Flóra Vajna, Ádám Kőrösi, János Kis (2020): Are all butterflies equal? Population-wise proboscis length variation predicts flower choice in a butterfly Animal Behaviour 163: pp. 135-143.

  • Molnár Cs., Bauer N., Csathó A. I., Szigeti V., Schmidt D. 2020: Az Oenothera pycnocarpa Atk. & Bartl. Magyarországon, és kiegészítések néhány idegenhonos faj hazai elterjedéséhez, Botanikai Közlemények 107(2): 177–202

  • Vajna Flóra, Kis János, Szigeti Viktor (2020): Measuring proboscis length in Lepidoptera: a review, Zoomorphology

  • Aszalós R., Szigeti V., Harmos K., Csernák Sz., Frank T., Ónodi G. (2020): Foraging Activity of Woodpeckers on Various forms of Artificially Created Deadwood, Acta Ornithologica, 55(1):63-76

  • Korányi D., Szigeti V., Mezőfi L., Kondorosy E., Markó V. (2020): Urbanization alters the abundance and composition of predator communities and leads to aphid outbreaks on urban trees, Urban Ecosystems

  • Szigeti V., Fenesi A., Soltész S., Berki B., Kovács-Hostyánszki A. (2020): Neutral effect of an invasive plant species with specialized flower structure on native pollinator communities Biological Invasions, (), 1-14





email: szigeti.viktor[at]