Blanka GÁL

assistant research fellow
BLI Department of Hidrozoology
gal.blanka [at]
+36 87 448-244 / 221
Brief description of the main scopes: 

I am interested in the community ecology and conservation biology of aquatic invertebrates. My research interests are currently focusing on the effects of urbanization and anthropogenic disturbances on macroinvertebrate communities. I’m also working on protected native and non-native crayfish (Decapoda) related projects in Hungary.

ORCID: 0000-0001-8513-3010

Main profile in keywords: 
freshwater macroinvertebrates, community ecology, conservation biology, freshwater ecology
Selected publications:


Gál B, Szivák I, Heino J, Schmera D (2019): The effect of urbanization on freshwater macroinvertebrates - Knowledge gaps and future research directions Ecological Indicators 104: pp. 357-364.
Sandric I, Satmari A, Zaharia C, Petrovici M, Cîmpean M, Battes KP, David DC, Pacioglu O, Weiperth A, Gál B, Pîrvu M, Muntean H, Spătaru A, Toma CG, Pârvulescu L (2019): Integrating catchment land cover data to remotely assess freshwater quality: A step forward in heterogeneity analysis of river networks Aquatic Sciences 81:26


András Weiperth, Blanka Gál, Pavlína Kuříková, Ivana Langorova, Antonín Kouba, Jiří Patoka (2018): Risk assessment of pet-traded decapod crustaceans in Hungary with evidence of Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) in the wild North-Western Journal of Zoology: e171303