IAE Department of Aquatic Restoration Ecology
egri.adam [at] ecolres.hu
+36 1 279 3100 / 305. mellék
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Visual Ecology

Visual ecology can be defined as the study of how animals use the information gathered by their visual systems in their survival strategies. How can they visually find the appropriate habitats? How did their vision and photoreceptors specialized for a given task, such as mating, navigation, communication or feeding. We study the visual ecology of arthropods, particularly aquatic insects and try to utilize our results in nature conservation.

Main profile in keywords: 
visual ecology, ecological traps, aquatic insects
Selected publications:


Ádám Mészáros, György Kriska, Ádám Egri (2021): Spectral optimization of beacon lights for the protection of night‐swarming mayflies Insect conservation and diversity, 14: 225-234


Egri, Ádám ; Kriska, György (2019): How does the water springtail optically locate suitable habitats? Spectral sensitivity of phototaxis and polarotaxis in Podura aquatica JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY 222 : 9 Paper: jeb199760


Ádám Egri, Dénes Száz, Alexandra Farkas, Ádám Pereszlényi, Gábor Horváth, György Kriska (2017): Method to improve the survival of night-swarming mayflies near bridges in areas of distracting light pollution Royal Society Open Science 4: 171166


Ádám Egri, Alexandra Farkas, György Kriska, Gábor Horváth (2016): Polarization sensitivity in Collembola: An experimental study of polarotaxis in the water-surface-inhabiting springtail Podura aquatica. Journal of Experimental Biology 219 (16): pp. 2567-2576.


Egri Á, Blahó M, Kriska Gy, Farkas R, Gyurkovszky M, Åkesson S, Horváth G. (2012): Polarotactic tabanids find striped patterns with brightness and/or polarization modulation least attractive: An advantage of zebra stripes. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 736-745. + electronic supplement