Pál BODA, PhD

GINOP Sustainable Ecosystems Group
DRI Department of Tisza Research
research fellow
boda.pal [at] okologia.mta.hu
+36 52 509200/11270
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Hydrobiological survey of the Tisza River Basin
Faunistical and ecological investigation emphasized the dispersal of the aquatic macroinvertebrates
Ecological assessment process (EU Intercalibration process, participant)
Water Framework Directive (River Basin Management Plans of Hungary named Kvassay Jenő Plan, participant)
Autoecology of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera
Alien species distribution

Awards and scholarships

  • 2003: Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2003: Conference participation of young students (ÉKKÖ, Debrecen)
  • 2003: Conference on the Hungarian Undergraduate Research (2003, 2005), oral presentation (in Hungarian). Second prize
  • 2004: Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae „Students for Science” Technical Foundation
  • 2004: Summer professional Scholarship, University of Debrecen.
  • 2005: Best poster presentation of young researchers, voting, Hydrobiological Days, 05-07. October 2005.
  • 2005: Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2005-2008: Ph.D sholarship, University of Debrecen, Ph.D School of Pál Juhász-Nagy
  • 2006: Öveges József Scholarship for SIL Conference participation
  • 2008: Appreciation of professional work, Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2012: Best presentation of young researchers, voting, Hydrobiological Days, 03-05. October 2012.
  • 2015: Youth academic award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Main profile in keywords: 
hidrobiology, aquatic macroinvertebrates, community ecology, environmental monitoring and assessment, metacommunity processes, dispersal based studies
Selected publications: 

2016

Krasznai, E. Á., Boda, P., Csercsa, A., Ficsór, M., Várbíró, G. (2016): Use of self-organizing maps in modelling the distribution patterns of gammarids (Crustacea: Amphipoda) Ecological Informatics, 31, 39-48. More ››

2015

Boda Pál, Bozóki Tamás, Vásárhelyi Tamás, Bakonyi Gábor, Várbíró Gábor (2015): Revised and annotated checklist of aquatic and semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Hungary with comments on biodiversity patterns Zookeys 501: pp. 89-108. More ››

2014

2013

Boda P, Csabai Z. (2013): When do beetles and bugs fly? A unified scheme for describing seasonal flight behaviour of highly dispersing primary aquatic insects. Hydrobiologia 703: pp. 103–147. More ››

2012

2009

Boda P, Csabai Z. (2009): Diel and seasonal dispersal activity patterns of aquatic Coleoptera and Heteroptera. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Limnologie 30(8): pp. 1271–1274. More ››
Boda P, Csabai Z. (2009): Seasonal and diel dispersal activity characteristics of Sigara lateralis (Leach, 1817) (Heteroptera: Corixidae) with special emphasis of the possible environmental factors and breeding state. Aquatic Insects 31(4): pp. 301–314. More ››

2006

Csabai Z, Boda P, Bernáth B, Kriska Gy, Horváth G. (2006): A ‘polarisation sun–dial’ dictates the optimal time of day for dispersal by flying aquatic insects. Freshwater Biology 51: pp. 1341–1350. More ››
Kriska Gy, Csabai Z, Boda P, Malik P, Horváth G. (2006): Why do red and dark–coloured cars lure aquatic insects? The attraction of water insects to car paintwork explained by reflection–polarization signals. Proceedings B of the Royal Society 273: pp. 1667–1671. More ››

2005

Csabai Z, Boda P, Móra A, Tóthmérész B. (2005): Comparative analysis of aquatic beetle and bug assemblages of sedge stands of an alcalic lowland marsh in Hungary. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Limnologie 29: pp. 1011–1014. More ››