IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
koranyi.david [at] okologia.mta.hu
+3628 360 147 / 121
Brief description of the main scopes: 

1) Landscape ecology
Effects of urbanization and agriculture on biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services. Calculating background variables using GIS software.
2) Beneficial arthropods
Role of spiders and predatory insects in biological pest control in urban and agricultural areas.
3) Invasive insect species
Examination of the biology and distribution of alien and invasive insect species using field and laboratory data and citizen science.
4) Plant stress and phytophagous insects
Effects of plant stress on the performance of pest insects (Hemiptera, Coleoptera).
5) Faunal surveys
Studies on the species composition of canopy dwelling arthropods in urban environment.

Main profile in keywords: 
biodiversity, arthropods, urbanization, landscape structure