Szabolcs LENGYEL, PhD, DSc

IAE Department of Tisza Research
lengyel.szabolcs [at]
+36 (52) 509-200/11635
Brief description of the main scopes: 

1) Ecology

  • Restoration ecology: impacts of ecosystem and habitat restoration and conservation management on the diversity of arthropods and vertebrates, the role of habitat complexity in restoration
  • Community ecology: composition and organization of animal assemblages, formation and operation of landscape-scale patterns in biodiversity

    2) Evolution

  • Evolutionary ecology of seed dispersal mutualisms between plants and animals
  • Behavioural ecology of shorebirds

    3) Conservation biology

  • Systematic conservation planning: optimal protection of freshwater biodiversity in Europe
  • Theory and practice of biodiversity monitoring, scale-dependence of conservation strategies
  • Life history, habitat selection, reproductive success and conservation of threatened animal species
  • Main profile in keywords: 
    ecology, evolution, conservation biology
    Selected publications:


    Lengyel Sz, Kosztyi B, Schmeller DS, Henry P-Y, Kotarac M, Lin Y-P, Henle K (2018): Evaluating and benchmarking biodiversity monitoring: Metadata-based indicators for sampling design, sampling effort and data analysis Ecological Indicators 85: 624-633.



    Lengyel Sz, Varga K, Kosztyi B, Lontay L, Déri E, Török P, Tóthmérész B. (2012): Grassland restoration to conserve landscape-level biodiversity: a synthesis of early results from a large-scale project. Applied Vegetation Science 15: pp. 264-276.


    Lengyel Sz, Gove A D, Latimer A M, Majer J D, Dunn R R. (2010): Convergent evolution of seed dispersal by ants, and phylogeny and biogeography in flowering plants: a global survey. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 12: pp. 43-55.


    Lengyel Sz, Kiss B,Tracy C R. (2009): Clutch size determination in shorebirds: revisiting incubation limitation in the pied avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta). Journal of Animal Ecology 78: pp. 396-405.