Members

László Zsolt Garamszegi
Gergely Hegyi

My principal study object is the ornate plumage of birds: proximate determinants and evolutionary background, phenotypic plasticity and deterioration, developmental and functional integration, signal redundancy and processing by receivers.
Gábor Herczeg

I'm mainly interested in adaptive phenotypic evolution. I typically compare populations within species or individuals within populations. Lately, I started to focus also on within-individual variation in labile traits.
Márton Herényi

I investigate life-history strategies of hole-breeding passerines, especially natal and breeding dispersal, reproductive success and survival. I am also interested in identifying the migration route and wintering site of collared flycatchers.
Gergely Horváth

My research interest revolves around evolutionary ecology of consistent behavioural strategies (i.e. animal personality). Currently, I study how differences in environmental conditions and individual state affect behavioural variation on the between- and within-individual level.
Mónika Jablonszky

I’m a PhD candidate studying the consistency and plasticity of the behaviour of the collared flycatcher.
Miklós Laczi

My area of interest is investigation of bird colouration from different viewpoints including information content, sexual selection, anatomical background and climate change. Besides, I’m also interested in studying collared flycatcher song.
Gábor Markó

My research focus is the animal behaviour paying special attention to the escape behaviour and risk-taking decisions observing avian species in both natural habitats and urban areas.
Gábor Michl
Gergely Nagy
Balázs Rosivall

I’m interested in various topics related to reproductive investment. My recent research mainly focuses on sex allocation. I investigate the determinants of offspring sex ratio, the reasons for variation among populations, the fitness consequences of sex ratio adjustment in birds species and humans.
Eszter Szász
Eszter Szöllősi

My research focuses mainly on the distribution and the effects of avian malaria infections in different bird species and populations.
János Török
Sándor Zsebők

I'm interested in diverse topics related to the acoustic communication of birds, bats and shrews. I study the coding strategies, the individuality, the sexual selection, and the cultural evolution. I develop new methods to quantify, recognize and utilize the bioacosutic signals.
PhD students
Gergely Balázs
Hajriz Berisha
Nóra Boross
Ferenc Hock
Katalin Krenhardt
Boglárka Mészáros
Nor Amira Abdul Rahman
Orf Stephanie
Gyula Szabó
Bettina Szajbert
Éva Vaskuti
MSc students
Helga Gyarmathy
Boldizsár Kovács
Fanni Sarkadi

I study the consequences of brood sex ratio manipulation for nestling growth in the collared flycather. I'm also interested in the fitness consequences of sex ratio adjustment in humans.
Sára Sztruhala
BSc students
Eszter Plankó