András BÁLDI, DSc

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
team leader, scientific advisor
baldi.andras [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 111
Brief description of the main scopes: 

My main research interest is to understand and maintain patterns and processes of biological diversity; recently the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services are in my focus, mainly - but not exclusively - pollination conservation biological control and soil decomposition.

Committees and memberships

Since 2014 EASAC Environment Steering Panel, member
Since 2014 SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment
Since 2013 Member of the IPBES Task Force on Knowledge, information and data
2015 - 2018 Lead author of the Europe and Central Asia Assessment of IPBES
2013 - 2014 member of the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel of IPBES
2011 - 2014 Society for Conservation Biology – Europe Section, president
2011 - 2014 member of the Science Ethics Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
2005 - 2014 board member of the European Ecological Federation
2004 – 2006 president of the Hungarian Ecological Society

Editorial Boards

Since 2014 Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Health and Sustainability
Since 2013 Editor of Conservation Letters
Since 2011 Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Evidence
1999 - 2017 Editor-in-Chief of Természetvédelmi Közlemények (Hungarian journal of nature conservation)

Conference organisation

2018, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2017, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2016, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2015, Tihany chair, Student Conference on Conservation Science
2012, Glasgow chair, scientific committee, 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology
2011, Ávila member, scientific committee, 12nd European Ecological Federation’s Congress
2010, Edmonton co-chair, Scientific Committee, 24th International Congress for Conservation Biology.
2006, Eger chair, organising committee, 1st European Congress of Conservation Biology
2002, 2005, 2014, 2017 chair, organising committee, Hungarian Conservation Biology Congresses

Education

Core member of the Ph.D School of Environmental Sciences, Szent István University.

Courses

Effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity for PhD and MSc students at the Szent István and Eötvös universities.

Main profile in keywords: 
Ecosystem services (pollination, pest control, decomposition). Influence of grazing and management intensity on biodiversity of pastures and arable fields. Relationship of farming and nature. Science-policy interface.
Selected publications: 

2019

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 More ››
Martin, E. A., Dainese, M. , Clough, Y. , Báldi, A. , Bommarco, R. , Gagic, V. , Garratt, M. P., Holzschuh, A. , Kleijn, D. , Kovács‐Hostyánszki, A. , Marini, L. , Potts, S. G., Smith, H. G., Al Hassan, D. , Albrecht, M. , Andersson, G. K., Asís, J. D., Aviron, S. , Balzan, M. V., Baños‐Picón, L. , Bartomeus, I. , Batáry, P. , Burel, F. , Caballero‐López, B. , Concepción, E. D., Coudrain, V. , Dänhardt, J. , Diaz, M. , Diekötter, T. , Dormann, C. F., Duflot, R. , Entling, M. H., Farwig, N. , Fis (2019): The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across Europe Ecol Lett. More ››

2018

Hideg É., Mihók B., Gáspár J., Schmidt P., Márton A., Báldi, A. (2018): KÖRNYEZETI JÖVŐKUTATÁS: MAGYARORSZÁG 2050 MAGYAR TUDOMÁNY 2018 : 5 Paper: f6238 (2018) More ››
Kőrösi Á, Markó V, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Somay L, Varga Á, Elek Z, Boreux V, Klein A, Földesi R, Báldi A. (2018): Climate-induced phenological shift of apple trees has diverse effects on pollinators, herbivores and natural enemies PeerJ 6:e5269 More ››

2017

Gagic V, Kleijn D, Báldi A, Boros G, Jorgensen HB, Elek Z, Garratt MPD, de Groot GA, Hedlund K, Kovacs-Hostyanszki A, Marini L, Martin E, Pevere I, Potts SG, Redlich S, Senapathi D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Switek S, Smith HG, Takacs V, Tryjanowski P, van der Putten WH, van Gils S, Bommarco R. (2017): Combined effects of agrochemicals and ecosystem services on crop yield across Europe ECOLOGY LETTERS 20:(11) pp. 1427-1436. More ››
Markó V, Elek Z, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kőrösi Á, Somay L, Földesi R, Varga A, Iván A, Báldi A (2017): Landscapes, orchards, pesticides–abundance of beetles (Coleoptera) in apple orchards along pesticide toxicity and landscape complexity gradients Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 247: pp. 246-254. More ››
Mihók B, Biró M, Molnár Zs, Kovács E, Bölöni J, Erős T, Standovár T, Török P, Csorba G, Margóczi K, Báldi A (2017): Biodiversity on the waves of history: conservation in a changing social and institutional environment in Hungary, a post-soviet EU member state. Biological Conservation. 211: 67-75 More ››

2016

Földesi, Rita; Kovács-Hostyánszki, Anikó; Kőrösi, Ádám; Somay, László; Elek, Zoltan; Marko, Viktor; Sárospataki, Miklós; Bakos, Réka; Varga, Ákos; Nyisztor, Katinka; Báldi, András (2016): Relationships between wild bees, hoverflies and pollination success in apple orchards with different landscape contexts Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18: 68-75. More ››
Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Földesi, R., Mózes, E., Szirák, A., Fischer, J., Hanspach, J., Báldi, A. (2016): Conservation of pollinators in traditional agricultural landscapes – New challenges in Transylvania (Romania) posed by EU accession and recommendations for future research. Plos One 11(6): e0151650 More ››
Tóth Z, Hornung E, Báldi A, Kovács-Hostyánszki A (2016): Effects of set-aside management on soil macrodecomposers in Hungary APPLIED SOIL ECOLOGY 99 pp. 89-97. More ››

2015

Barbara Mihók, Eszter Kovács, Bálint Balázs, György Pataki, András Ambrus, Dénes Bartha, Zoltán Czirák, Sándor Csányi, Péter Csépányi, Mónika Csőszi, György Dudás, Csaba Egri, Tibor Erős, Szilvia Gőri, Gergő Halmos, Annamária Kopek, Katalin Margóczi, Gábor Miklay, László Milon, László Podmaniczky, János Sárvári, András Schmidt, Kata lin Sipos, Viktória Siposs, Tibor Standovár, Csaba Szigetvári, László Szemethy, Balázs Tóth, László Tóth, Péter Tóth, Katalin Török, Péter Török, Csaba Vadász, Ildik (2015): Bridging the research-practice gap: conservation research priorities in a Central and Eastern European country JOURNAL FOR NATURE CONSERVATION 28: 133-148. More ››
Díaz S., Sebsebe D., Báldi A., Pataki Gy., et al. (84 authors) (2015): The IPBES Conceptual Framework: connecting nature and people Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 14: 1-16. More ››
Kleijn D, Scheper J, Báldi A, Westphal C. et al. (58 authors) (2015): Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation Nature Communications 6: Paper 7414. (2015) More ››

2014

Bereczki, K., Ódor, P., Csóka, Gy., Mag, Zs., Báldi, A. (2014): Effects of forest heterogeneity on the efficiency of caterpillar control service provided by birds in temperate oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 327: 96-105. More ››
Clough Yann, Ekroos Johan, Báldi András, Batáry Péter, Bommarco Riccardo, Gross Nicolas, Holzschuh Andrea, Hopfenmüller Sebastian, Knop Eva, Kuussaari Mikko, Lindborg Regina, Marini Lorenzo, Öckinger Erik, Potts Simon, Poyry Juha, Roberts Stuart, Steffan-Dewenter Ingolf, Smith Henrik (2014): Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity Ecology Letters 17(9): pp. 1168-1177. More ››
Koleček J, Schleuning M, Burfield IJ, Báldi A, Böhning-Gaese K, Devictor V, Fernández-García JM, Hořák D, Van Turnhout C A M, Hnatyna O, Reif J (2014): Birds protected by national legislation show improved population trends in Eastern Europe Biological Conservation 172: 109-116. More ››
Pe'er G, Dicks L V, Visconti P, Arlettaz R, Báldi A, Benton T G, Collins S, Dieterich M, Gregory R D, Hartig F, Henle K, Hobson P R, Kleijn D, Neumann R K, Robijns T, Schmidt J, Shwartz A, Sutherland W J, Turbé A, Wulf F, Scott A V (2014): EU agricultural reform fails on biodiversity Science 344: 1090-1092 More ››
Schneider M, Lüscher G, Jeanneret P, Arndorfer M, Ammari Y, Bailey D, Balázs K, Báldi A, Choisis J-P, Dennis P, Eiter S, Fjellstad W, Fraser M, Frank T, Jürgen F, Garchi S, Geijzendorffer I, Gomiero T, Gonzales-Bornay G, Hector A, Jerkovich G, Jongman R, Kakudidi E, Kainz M, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Moreno G, Nkwiine C, Opio J, Oschatz M-L, Paoletti M, Pointereau P, Pulido F, Sarthou J-P, Siebrecht N, Sommaggio D, Turnbull LA, Wolfrum S, Herzog F (2014): Gains to species diversity in organically farmed fields are not propagated at the farm level Nature COMMUNICATIONS 5: Paper 4151. (2014) More ››
Shapiro Julie, Báldi András (2014): Accurate accounting: How to balance ecosystem services and disservices ECOSYSTEM SERVICES: SCIENCE, POLICY AND PRACTICE 7: 201-202 More ››

2013

Báldi András, Batáry Péter, Kleijn David (2013): Effects of grazing and biogeographic regions on grassland biodiversity in Hungary - analysing assemblages of 1200 species Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 166: 28-34. More ››
Báldi András, Shapiro JT (2013): A reply to Sólymos et al. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 11: 179-180. More ››

2011

Báldi András (2011): Pénzt vagy életet Magyar Tudomány, 2011/7: 774-779. More ››
Báldi András (szerk.) (2011): Biodiverzitás és ökoszisztéma-szolgáltatás Magyar Tudomány, 2011/7: 770-801. More ››
Báldi András, Batáry Péter (2011): The past and future of farmland birds in Hungary Bird Study, 58: 365-377. More ››