research fellow
egri.adam [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 1 279 3100 / 305. mellék
Brief description of the main scopes: 

1) 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.

Selected publications: 



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 More ››


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. More ››


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 More ››