IAE Animal Ecology Research Group

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The primary task of the research group is to study the structure, biological functions and long-term changes of the aquatic ecosystems and their communities (zooplankton, macro-invertebrate, fish, amphibian, reptile, waterbird) especially regard to the Danube and Tisza River valley ecosystems, with particular attention to the climate change, land use, water use, river basin management, agriculture and other human activities such as polar light pollution effects, as well as provide scientific base for the restoration of rivers and related aquatic and wetland habitats, communities

Selected publications:


Sály P (2019): Fishes of the Drava River In: Lóczy D: The Drava River. Environmental Problems and Solutions. Springer: Cham, Switzerland (ISBN: 978-3-319-92815-9) pp. 281-297.


Boros E, Pigniczki Cs, Sápi T, V.-Balogh K, Vörös L, Somogyi B (2016): Waterbird-mediated Productivity of Two Soda Pans in the Carpathian Basin in Central Europe Waterbirds 39(4): pp. 388-401.


Borza, P., Csányi, B., Huber, T., Leitner, P., Paunović, M., Remund, N., Szekeres, J., Graf, W. (2015): Longitudinal distributional patterns of Peracarida (Crustacea, Malacostraca) in the River Danube Fundamental and Applied Limnology 187(2): pp. 113-126.


Kriska Gy. (2013): Freshwater Invertebrates in Central Europe. Springer–Verlag Wien Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London, (ISBN: 978-3-7091-1546-6) p. 411.


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