GINOP Evolutionary Systems Research Group
senior research fellow
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
kovacs.aniko [at]
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 253
Brief description of the main scopes: 

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.

Main profile in keywords: 
agroecology, pollination ecology, wild bees
Selected publications:


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


Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Espindola, A., Vanbergen, A.J., Settele, J., Kremen, C. and Dicks, L.V. (2017): Ecological intensification to mitigate impacts of conventional intensive land use on pollinators and pollination Ecology Letters 20: pp. 673–689.


Fenesi, A., Vágási, C.I., Beldean, M., Földesi, R., Kolcsár, L-P., Shapiro, J.T., Török, E., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A (2015): Solidago canadensis impacts on native plant and pollinator communities in different-aged old fields. Basic and Applied Ecology, 6, 335-346.


Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Haenke S, Batáry Péter, Jauker B, Báldi András, Tscharntke T, Holzschuch A (2013): Contrasting effects of mass-flowering crops on bee pollination of hedge plants at different spatial and temporal scales Ecological Applications 23(8): pp. 1938-46.


Kovács-Hostyánszki Anikó, Báldi András (2012): Set-aside fields in agri-environment schemes can replace the market-driven abolishment of fallows Biological Conservation, 152: pp. 196-203.