IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
csecserits.aniko [at]
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Present aims of my researches:
1. Study the effect of non-indigenous, invasive species on the vegetation development of old-fields during secondary succession
2. Description of assembly rules on abandoned agricultural fields, based on plant traits
3. Comparison of assembly rules concerning on indigenous and alien plant species

Main profile in keywords: 
secondary succession, ragweed, old-fields, invasion
Selected publications:


Rédei Tamás; Csecserits Anikó; Lhotsky Barbara; Barabás Sándor; Kröel-Dulay György; Ónodi Gábor; Botta-Dukát Zoltán (2020): Plantation forests cannot support the richness of forest specialist plants in the forest-steppe zone Forest Ecology and Management Volume 461, 117964


Kröel-Dulay, G.; Csecserits, A.; Szitár, K.; Molnár, E. ; Szabó, R.; Ónodi, G. ; Botta-Dukát, Z. (2019): The potential of common ragweed for further spread: invasibility of different habitats and the role of disturbances and propagule pressure Biological Invasions 21: 137-149.
Halassy M, Botta-Dukát Z, Csecserits A, Szitár K (2019): Trait based approach confirms the importance of propagule limitation and assembly rules in old‐field restoration RESTORATION ECOLOGY 27(4): pp. 840-849.


Anikó Csecserits*, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, György Kröel-Dulay, Barbara Lhotsky, Gábor Ónodi, Tamás Rédei, Katalin Szitár, Melinda Halassy (2016): Tree plantations are hot-spots of plant invasion in a landscape with heterogeneous land-use Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 226 (2016) 88–98
Lhotsky B, Kovács B, Ónodi G, Csecserits A, Rédei T, Lengyel A, Kertész M, Botta-Dukát Z (2016): Changes in assembly rules along a stress gradient from open dry grasslands to wetlands Journal of Ecology 104(2): 507-517.