Gergely Nagy

MSc in Biology (2006, Eötvös Loránd University)
PhD student

Research interests

  • Prenatal steroid environment and phenotipic life history traits.
  • Signals of maternal effects and developmental stability.


Hegyi G., Laczi M., Boross N., Jablonszky M., Kötél D., Krenhardt K., Markó G., Nagy G., Rosivall B., Szász E., Garamszegi L. Z., Török J. (2018). When to measure plumage reflectance: a lesson from collared flycatchers Ficedula albicollis. Ibis (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12609)
Zsebők S., Blázi Gy., Laczi M., Nagy G., Vaskuti É., Garamszegi L. Z. (2018). "Ficedula" - an open-source MATLAB toolbox for cutting, segmenting and computer-aided clustering of bird song. Journal of Ornithology
Jablonszky M., Szász E., Krenhardt K., Markó G., Hegyi G., Herényi M., Laczi M., Nagy G., Rosivall B., Szöllősi E., Török J., Garamszegi L. Z. (2018). Unravelling the relationships between life history, behaviour and condition under the pace-of-life syndromes hypothesis using long-term data from a wild bird. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:52.
Zsebők, S., Herczeg, G., Blázi, Gy., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.z. (2018). Minimum spanning tree as a new, robust repertoire size comparison method: simulation and test on birdsong. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:48.
Garamszegi L. Z., Zagalska-Neubauer M., Canal D., Blázi Gy., Laczi M., Nagy G., Szöllősi E., Vaskuti É., Török J., Zsebők S. (2018). MHC-mediated sexual selection on bird song: generic polymorphism, particular alleles and acoustic signals. Molecular Ecology 27:2620-2633.
Pecsics, T., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Csörgő, T., (2017). The cranial morphometrics of the wildfowl (Anatidae). Ornis Hungarica 25:44-57.
Zsebők, S., Herczeg, G., Blázi, Gy., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Szász, E., Markó, G., Török, J., Garamszegi, L. Z. (2017). Short- and long-term repeatability and pseudo-repeatability of bird song: sensitivity of signals to varying environments. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71:154.
Vaskuti, É., Zsebők, S., Herczeg, G., Blázi, Gy., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2016). A kulturális evolúció nyomai az örvös légykapó (Ficedula albicollis) énekében. Állattani Közlemények 101:25-41.
Hargitai, R., Nagy, G., Herényi, M., Nyiri, Z., Laczi, M., Hegyi, G., Eke, Zs., Török, J. (2016). Darker eggshell spotting indicates lower yolk antioxidant level and poorer female quality in the Eurasian Great Tit (Parus major). The Auk 133:131-146..
Hargitai, R., Herényi, M., Nagy, G., Nyiri, Z., Eke, Zs., Török, J. (2016). Effects of environmental conditions on the egg mass, yolk antioxidant level, eggshell thickness and eggshell spotting pattern of Great Tits (Parus major). Journal of Ornithology 157:995-1006. (DOI: 10.1007/s10336-016-1348-0)
Nagy, G., Blázi, Gy., Hegyi, G., Török, J. (2016). Side-specific effect of yolk testosterone elevation on second-to-fourth digit ratio in a wild passerine. The Science of Nature 103:4.
Hargitai, R., Nagy, G., Nyiri, Z., Bervoets, L., Eke, Zs., Eens, M., Török, J. (2016). Effects of breeding habitat (woodland versus urban) and metal pollution on the egg characteristics of great tits (Parus major). Science of the Total Environment 544:31-38. (DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.11.116)
Hegyi, G., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Szász, E., Kötél, D., Török, J. (2015). Stable correlation structure among multiple plumage colour traits: can they work as a single signal? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114:92-108.
Urszán, T.J., Garamszegi, L.Z., Nagy, G., Hettyey, A., Török, J., Herczeg, G. (2015). No personality without experience? A test on Rana dalmatina tadpoles. Ecology and Evolution 5:5847-5856. (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1804) (open access)
Hargitai, R., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Török, J. (2014). Winter body condition in the Collared Flycatcher: Determinants and carryover effects on future breeding parameters. The Auk 131(3):257-264.. (DOI: 10.1642/AUK-13-158.1)
Laczi, M., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Kiss, D., Markó, G., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Török, J. (2013). Integrated plumage colour variation in relation to body condition, reproductive investment and laying date in the collared flycatcher. Naturwissenschaften 100:(10) 983-991.
Hegyi, G., Nagy, G., Török, J. (2013) Reduced compensatory growth capacity in mistimed broods of a migratory passerine. Oecologia 172:279-291.
Markó, G., Azcárate, M., Hegyi, G., Herczeg, G., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Senar, J.C., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2013). Behavioural responses to handling stress in the Great Tit: within-individual consistency and the effect of age, sex and body condition. Ornis Hungarica 21:12-25.
Boross, N., Markó, G., Laczi, M., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Kiss, D., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Török, J. (2012). Sources of variation in haematocrit in the Collared Flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). Ornis Hungarica 20:64-72.

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