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:


  • Pásztor K., Kőrösi Á., Gór Á., Szigeti V., Vajna F., Kis J. 2022. Phenotypic senescence in a natural insect population Ecology and Evolution 12: e9668

  • Meinhardt S., Czóbel Sz., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Szigeti V., Tormáné Kovács E. 2022. Egyes mézelő idegenhonos özönfajok értékelése ágazati interjúk alapján Tájökológiai Lapok, 20(2): 23-29.

  • Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Szigeti, V., Miholcsa, Z., Sándor, D., Soltész, Z., Török, E., Fenesi, A. Threats and benefits of invasive alien plant species on pollinators. Basic and Applied Ecology 64: 89-102.

  • Báldi A., Pellaton, R., Bihaly Á. D., Szigeti V., Lellei-Kovács E., Máté A., Sárospataki M., Soltész Z., Somay L. & Kovács-Hostyánszki A. (2022): Improving ecosystem services in farmlands: beginning of a long-term ecological study with restored flower-rich grasslands Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 8: 1


  • 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):

  • 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

  • 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

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






email: szigeti.viktor[at]