My research interest is focused on pollination biology. I am interested in the ecology of plant-pollinator interactions, primarily the plant functional trait effects on the foraging behaviour of insect pollinators. I work on better understanding of spatio-temporal dynamics. During my PhD research, I studied the relationship between the nectar-plant availability and consumption in the Clouded Apollo butterfly (Parnassius mnemosyne). In Institute of Ecology and Botany, from 2017, I work on the “Trait-based effects of invasive plant species on native plant and pollinator communities and their usage by beekeepers at different spatial and temporal scales” project. I examine the role of non-native invasive plant species on the native plant and the related pollinator insect communities.
Viktor SZIGETI, PhD
szigeti.viktor [at] ecolres.hu
Brief description of the main scopes:
Main profile in keywords:
plant-pollinator interactions, spatio-temporal changes, invasive species, conservation and functional ecology
Szigeti Viktor, Flóra Vajna, Ádám Kőrösi, János Kis (2020): Are all butterflies equal? Population-wise proboscis length variation predicts flower choice in a butterfly Animal Behaviour 163: pp. 135-143.
Viktor Szigeti, Annamária Fenesi, Zoltán Soltész, Boglárka Berki, Anikó Kovács-Hostyánszki (2020): Neutral effect of an invasive plant species with specialized flower structure on native pollinator communities Biological Invasions 22: pp. 3017–3030.
Szigeti V, Kőrösi Á, Harnos A, Kis J (2019): Lifelong foraging and individual specialisation are influenced by temporal changes of resource availability Oikos 128(5): pp. 649-658
Szigeti V, Kőrösi Á, Harnos A, Kis J (2018): Temporal changes in floral resource availability and flower visitation in a butterfly Arthropod-Plant Interactions (12): pp. 177–189
Szigeti V, Kőrösi Á, Harnos A, Nagy J, Kis J (2016): Measuring floral resource availability for insect pollinators in temperate grasslands: a review ECOLOGICAL ENTOMOLOGY 41(3): pp. 231-240.