László SOMAY

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
assistant research fellow
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
somay.laszlo [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 152
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Functional and species composition, annual dynamics and esosystem services of dung beetle communities in hungarian grasslands and forests

Selected publications:


Milotić T., Baltzinger C., Eichberg C., Eycott A.E., Heurich M., Müller J., Noriega J.A., Menendez R., Stadler J., Ádám R., Bargmann T., Bilger I., Buse J., Calatayud J., Ciubuc C., Boros G., Jay-Robert P., Kruus M., Merivee E., Miessen G., Must A., Ardali E., Preda E., Rahimi I., Rohwedder D., Rose R., Slade E.M., Somay L., Tahmasebi P., Ziani S., Hoffmann M. (2019): Functionally richer communities improve ecosystem functioning: Dung removal and secondary seed dispersal by dung beetles in the Western Palaearctic Journal of Biogeography 46 : 1 pp. 70-82.


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


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.


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.
Szitár K, Ónodi G, Somay L, Pándi I, Kucs P, Kröel-Dulay G (2016): Contrasting effects of land use legacies on grassland restoration in burnt pine plantations BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION 201: pp. 356-362. (2016)