IEB Lendület Ecosystem Services Research Group

Profile of the group: 

The destruction of biodiversity causes considerable threat on ecosystem services for human well-being. The aim of our research is to discover the ecological background of some important ecosystem services, evaluation in European context, and to provide the development of a sustainable habitat and land use at both international and national level. Our studies focus mainly to pollination, insect and seed predation, soil decomposition in the function of local and landscape factors, considering also the effects of invasive plant species. We plan to upscale our results by application of national databases or international collaborations. Finally, based on the synthesis of different patterns of ecosystem services and interdisciplinary cooperations we aim to provide widescale proposals to conservation biology.

Selected publications:

2018

Czúcz, B ; Arany, I ; Potschin-Young, M ; Bereczki, K ; Kertész, M ; Kiss, M ; Aszalós, R ; Haines-Young, R (2018): Where concepts meet the real world: A systematic review of ecosystem service indicators and their classification using CICES ECOSYSTEM SERVICES 29 pp. 145-157. , 13 p.
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

2017

Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Espindola, A., Vanbergen, A.J., Settele, J., Kremen, C. and Dicks, L.V. (2017): Ecological intensification to mitigate impacts of conventional intensive land use on pollinators and pollination Ecology Letters 20: pp. 673–689.
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
Soltész Z, Erdélyi K, Bakonyi T, Barna M, Szentpáli-Gavallér K, Solt Sz, Horváth É, Palatitz P, Kotymán L, Dán Á, Papp L, Harnos A, Fehérvári (2017): West Nile virus host-vector-pathogen interactions in a colonial raptor PARASITES AND VECTORS 10: 449.
Projects: 
2018 - 2022 Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (Super-G - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)
2018 - 2021 IPBES 2.0: Facilitating Hungarian contribution to the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (ED_18-1-2018-0003 (2116) - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)
2016 - 2020 Sustainable use of ecosystem services - research for mitigating the negative effect of climate change, land use change and biological invasion (GINOP–2.3.2–15–2016–00019 - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)
2013 LInking farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem seRvices for effective ecofunctional intensificATION (2013-2017) (LIBERATION EU FP7 - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)
2011 Lendület Project - Effect of biodiversity on ecosystem services (Lendület - Ökoszisztéma szolgáltatások - András BÁLDI, DSc, member of the Academia Europaea)