GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
IEB Department of Terrestrial Ecology
team leader, research associate professor
batary.peter [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 28 360-122, 360-147 / 111
Brief description of the main scopes: 

My major interest lies in the field of ecology with conservation biological oriented researches, such as biological effectiveness of agri-environmental schemes, habitat fragmentation and edge effect on a wide range of terrestrial taxa.

Main profile in keywords: 
Edge effect;Managing species rich grasslands; Biological effectiveness of agri-environmental schemes; Organic farming; Flower strips; Habitat fragmentation of grasslands; Impact of hedgerow-forest connectivity; Urbanization effects
Selected publications: 


Gallé, R., Happe A.K., Baillod, A., Tscharntke, T., Batáry P. (2019): Landscape configuration, organic management, and within-field position drive functional diversity of spiders and carabids. J Appl Ecol. 2019;56:63–72. More ››
Gayer, C., Kurucz, K., Fischer, C., Tscharntke, T., Batáry, P. (2019): Agricultural intensification at local and landscape scales impairs farmland birds, but not skylarks (Alauda arvensis) Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 277 (2019) 21-24 More ››
Hass, A., Brachmann, L., Batáry, P., Clough, Y., Behling, H. & Tscharntke, T. (2019): Maize-dominated landscapes reduce bumble bee colony growth through pollen diversity loss Journal of Applied Ecology 56(2): pp. 294-304 More ››
Kupsch, D., Vendras, E., Ocampo-Ariza, C., Batáry, P., Motombi, F. N., Bobo, K. S. & Waltert, M. (2019): High critical forest habitat thresholds of native bird communities in Afrotropical agroforestry landscapes Biological Conservation (230): pp. 20-28 More ››
Loos, J., Batáry, P., Grass, I., Westphal, C., Bänsch, S., Bosem Baillod, A., Hass, A., Rosa, J. & Tscharntke, T. (2019): Vulnerability of ecosystem services in farmland depends on landscape management In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R. & Baessler, C. (eds.) Atlas of ecosystem services - drivers, risks, and societal responses. Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 91-96. More ››


Batáry, P., Kurucz, K., Suarez-Rubio, M. and Chamberlain, D. (2018): Non-linearities in bird responses across urbanisation gradients: a meta-analysis. Global Change Biology 24: 1046–1054. More ››
Darras, K., Batáry, P., Furnas, B.J., Celis-Murillo, A., Van Wilgenburg, S., Mulyani, Y.A. & Tscharntke, T. (2018): Comparing the sampling performance of sound recorders versus point counts in bird surveys: a meta-analysis ournal of Applied Ecology 55: pp. 2575–2586 More ››
Fischer, C., Gayer, C., Kurucz, K., Riesch, F., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. (2018): Ecosystem services and disservices provided by small rodents in arable fields: effects of local and landscape management Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 548-558. More ››
Happe, A.-K., Riesch, F., Rösch, V., Gallé, R., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. (2018): Small-scale agricultural landscapes and organic management support wild bee communities of cereal field boundaries Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 254: 92-98. More ››
Hass, A.L., Kormann, U.G., Tscharntke, T., Clough, Y., Baillod, A.B., Sirami, C., Fahrig, L., Martin, J.-L., Baudry, J., Bertrand, C., Bosch, J., Brotons, L., Burel, F., Georges, R., Giralt, D., Marcos-García, M.Á., Ricarte, A., Siriwardena, G. & Batáry, P. (2018): Landscape configurational heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture, not crop diversity, maintains pollinators and plant reproduction in Western Europe Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 285: 20172242. More ››
Karp, D. et al. (154 Authors) (2018): Crop pests and predators exhibit inconsistent responses to surrounding landscape composition Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 33: E7863–E7870 More ››
Marja, R., Viik, E., Mänd, M., Phillips, J., Klein, A.-M. & Batáry, P. (2018): Crop rotation and agri-environment schemes determine bumblebee communities via flower resources Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1714-1724. More ››
Winter, S., Bauer, T., Strauss, P., Kratschmer, S., Paredes D., Popescu, D., Landa, B., Guzmán, G., Gómez, J.A., Guernion, M., Zaller J.G. and Batáry, P. (2018): Effects of vegetation management intensity on biodiversity and ecosystem services in vineyards: a meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2484–2495. More ››


Batáry, P., Gallé, R., Riesch, F., Fischer, C., Dormann, C.F., Musshoff, O., Császár P., Fusaro, S., Gayer, C., Happe, A.-K., Kurucz, K., Molnár, D., Rösch, V., Wietzke, A. and Tscharntke, T. (2017): The former iron curtain still drives biodiversity-profit trade-offs in German agriculture. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1279–1284. More ››
Ernst, L.M., Tscharntke, T. & Batáry, P. (2017): Grassland management in agricultural vs. forested landscapes drives butterfly and bird diversity. Biological Conservation 216: 51–59. More ››
Rossetti, M.R., Tscharntke, T., Aguilar, R. and Batáry P. (2017): Responses of insect herbivores and herbivory to habitat fragmentation: a hierarchical meta-analysis. Ecology Letters 20: 264–272. More ››


Batáry, P., Dicks, L.V., Kleijn, D. & Sutherland, W.J. (2015): The role of agri-environment schemes in conservation and environmental management. Conservation Biology 29: 1006–1016. More ››


Rösch, V., Tscharntke, T., Scherber, C. & Batáry, P. (2013): Landscape composition, connectivity and fragment size drive effects of grassland fragmentation on insect communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 50: 387–394. More ››


Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Kleijn, D. & Tscharntke, T. (2011): Landscape-moderated biodiversity effects of agri-environmental management – a meta-analysis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 278: 1894–1902. More ››


Batáry, P., Báldi, A., Sárospataki, M., Kohler, F., Verhulst, J., Knop, E., Herzog, F. & Kleijn, D. (2010): Effect of conservation management on bees and insect-pollinated grassland plant communities in three European countries. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 136: 35–39. More ››


Batáry, P. & Báldi, A. (2004): Evidence of an edge effect on avian nest success: a meta-analysis. Conservation Biology 18: 389–400. More ››