Miklós Laczi

Degrees:

  MSc in Biology (2006, ELTE)

  PhD in Ecology (2017, ELTE)

Position:
  research fellow
E-mail:
  laczi.miklos@gmail.com
Phone:
  +36-1-372-2500/8756
 Research interests:
  • Sexual selection of structural- and pigment-based colours.
  • Colouration in relation to parental care in birds.
  • Impacts of climatic fluctuation on reproduction and signals of birds.
  • Chemical element composition of feathers.
  • Mechanisms of sexual selection in birds.
  • Structure and function of song in collared flycatchers.

Publications:

2021

Jablonszky, M., Zsebők, S., Laczi, M.. Nagy, G.. Vaskuti, É., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2021). The effect of social environment on bird song: listener-specific expression of a sexual signal. Behavioral Ecology 32:395-406. (DOI:10.1093/beheco/araa132)

Laczi, M., Balogh, J., Nardou, X., Török, J., Hegyi, G. (2021). The meaning of purely structural colour: white plumage reflectance indicates feather condition. Ibis 163:407-416. (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12902)

Laczi M., Kopena R., Sarkadi F., Kötél D., Török J., Rosivall B., Hegyi G. (2021). Triparental care in the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis): cooperation of two females with a cuckolded male in rearing a brood. Ecology and Evolution 11:10754-10760. (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.7923)

Zsebők, S., Herczeg, G., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Vaskuti, É., Hargitai, R., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Markó, G., Rosivall, B., Szász, E., Szöllősi, E., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2021). Sequential organization of birdsong: relationships with individual quality and fitness traits in collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). Behavioral Ecology 32:82-93 (DOI: 10.1093/beheco/araa104)

Zsebők, S., Schmera, D., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Vaskuti, É., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2021). A practical approach to measuring the acoustic diversity by community ecology methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 12:874-884. (DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13558)

2020

Hegyi, G., Laczi, M., Kötél, D., Csörgő, T. (2020). Melanin-based ornament darkness positively correlates with across-season nutritional condition. Ecology and Evolution 10:13087-13094. (DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6898)

Jablonszky, M., Krenhardt, K., Markó, G., Szász, E., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Kötél, D., Laczi M., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2020). A behavioural trait displayed in an artificial novel environment correlates with dispersal in a wild bird. Ethology 126:540-552. (DOI: 10.1111/eth.13005)

Klein, Á., Szentirmai, I., Dobos, Zs., Laczi, M. (2020). Analysis of landscape transformation, habitat selection and urbanisation on an edge population of Scops Owls Otus scops in Central Europe. Ornis Hungarica 28:24-36. (DOI: 10.2478/orhu-2020-0015)

Laczi, M., Hegyi, G., Nagy, G., Pongrácz, R., Török, J. (2020). Yellow plumage colour of Great Tits Parus major correlates with changing temperature and precipitation. Ibis 162:232-237.

Pecsics, T., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Kondor, T., Csörgő, T. (2020). Skull morphometric characters in parrots (Psittaciformes). Ornis Hungarica 28:104-120. (DOI: 10.2478/orhu-2020-0008)

Szabó, Gy., Boross, N., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hegyi, G., Jablonszky, M., Krenhardt, K., Laczi, M., Markó, G., Szász, E., Török, J. (2020). Correlation between physiology and behavioural traits in a wild passerine. (Hungarian with English abstract). Állattani Közlemények 105:71-84.

2019

Hegyi, G., Jenni-Eiermann, S., Boross, N., Garamszegi, L.Z., Laczi, M., Kötél, D., Krenhardt, K., Jablonszky, M., Markó, G., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Szász, E., Török, J. (2019). Ornaments and condition: plumage patch sizes, nutritional reserve state, reserve accumulation and reserve depletion. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 73:89.

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. (2019). When to measure plumage reflectance: a lesson from collared flycatchers Ficedula albicollis. Ibis 161:27-34. (DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12609)

Laczi, M., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Ilyés, G., Könczey, R., Nagy, G., Pongrácz, R., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Tóth, L., Török, J. (2019). Teleconnections and weather orchestrate reproduction of tit species in the Carpathian Basin. Journal of Avian Biology 50:e02179. (DOI: 10.1111/jav.02179)

Laczi, M., Hegyi G., Kötél, D., Csizmadia, T., Lőw, P., Török, J. (2019). Feather reflectance in relation to macro- and nanostructure in the great tit crown. The Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 127:113-124. (DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/blz016)

Laczi, M., Herényi, M., Hegyi, G., Török, J. (2019). First record of true albinism in a natural population of collared flycatchers Ficedula albicollis. Ardea 107:340-343. (DOI: 10.5253/arde.v107i3.a8)

Laczi M., Török J. (2019). Egyedi változatosságtól a klímaváltozásig. A sokszínű széncinege. Élet és Tudomány 74:1099-1101.

Nagy, G., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Laczi, M., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Török, J. (2019). Digit ratio predicts the number of lifetime recruits in female collared flycatchers. Biology Letters 15:20190051 (DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2019.0051)

Pecsics, T., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Kondor, T., Csörgő, T. (2019). Analysis of skull morphometric characters in diurnal raptors (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes). Ornis Hungarica 27:117-131.

Szász, E., Jablonszky, M., Krenhardt, K., Markó, G., Hegyi, G., Herényi, M., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi, E., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2019). Male territorial aggression and fitness in collared flycatchers: a long-term study. The Science of Nature 106:11.

Zsebők, S., Nagy-Egri, M. F., Barnaföldi, G. G., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Vaskuti, É., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2019). Automatic bird song and syllable segmentation with an open-source deep-learning object detection method – a case study in the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). Ornis Hungarica 27:59-66.

2018

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.

Hegyi, G., Laczi, M., Kötél, D., Csizmadia, T., Lőw P., Rosivall, B., Szöllősi E., Török, J. (2018). Reflectance variation in the blue tit crown in relation to feather structure. Journal of Experimental Biology 221:176727.

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.

Óvári, M., Laczi, M., Török, J., Mihucz, V.G., Záray, Gy. (2018). Elemental composition in feathers of a migratory passerine for differentiation of sex, age and molting areas. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25:2021-2034.

Pecsics, T., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Kondor, T., Csörgő, T. (2018). Analysis of skull morphometric characters in Owls (Strigiformes). Ornis Hungarica 26:41-53.

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 159:1105-1111.

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.

2017

Laczi, M., Kötél, D., Török, J., Hegyi, G. (2017). Mutual plumage ornamentation and biparental care: consequences for success in different environments. Behavioral Ecology 28:1359-1368.

Pecsics, T., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Csörgő, T. (2017). The cranial morphometrics of the wildfowl (Anatidae). Ornis Hungarica 26:41-53.

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.

2016

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.

Kötél, D., Laczi M., Török J., Hegyi G. (2016). Mutual ornamentation and the parental behaviour of male and female Collared Flycatchers Ficedula albicollis during incubation. Ibis 158:796-807.

Szöllősi, E., Garamszegi, L.Z., Hegyi, G., Laczi, M., Rosivall, B., Török, J. (2016). Haemoproteus infection status of collared flycatcher males changes within a breading season. Parasitology Research 115:4663-4672.

Vaskuti, É., Zsebők, S., Herczeg, G., Blázi, Gy., Laczi, M., Nagy, G., Török, J., Garamszegi, L.Z. (2016). Cultural evolution in the song of the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis). (Hungarian with English abstract). Állattani Közlemények 101:25-41.

2015

Hegyi, G., Kötél, D., Laczi, M. (2015). Direct benefits of mate choice: a meta-analysis of plumage colour and offspring feeding rates in birds. The Science of Nature 102:62.

Hegyi, G., Laczi, M. (2015). Using full models, stepwise regression and model selection in ecological data sets: Monte Carlo simulations. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52:257-279.

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.

-2014

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 131:257-264. (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 100:983-991.

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.

Laczi, M., Török, J., Rosivall, B., Hegyi, G. (2011) Integration of spectral reflectance across the plumage: Implications for mating patterns. PLoS ONE 6:e23201.

Bajer, K., Molnár, O., Hegyi, G., Herczeg, G., Laczi, M., Török, J. (2009). An experimental test of sexual selection on colour and morphology in green lizards. (Hungarian with English abstract). Állattani Közlemények 94:167-176.

Hegyi, G., Szigeti, B., Laczi, M., Eens, M., Török, J. (2008). Correlated variation of colour between melanin and carotenoid pigmented plumage areas in great tits. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10:559-574.

Laczi, M., Cserepes, T.M., Hegyi, G., Michl, G., Szigeti, B., Török, J. (2006). Relationship between UV-reflectance of plumage and feeding in waterbirds. (Hungarian with English abstract). Állattani Közlemények 91:117-126.