CV – Ákos Pogány, PhD

Place & date of birth: Pécs, Hungary – 11. 06. 1978.
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: Diploma and Teaching Certificate in Biology
Contact: +36-1-411-6500 /Ext. 8898, e-mail:

2003-2006           PhD, Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, PhD School in Biology, PhD Program in Ethology

1997-2002           Diploma and Teaching Certificate in Biology, University of Pécs, Faculty of Science

Languages skills: English, Spanish

Degree: PhD (2009);

Professional experience and positions:
2015-                    Senior lecturer – Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

2010-2015           Research fellow – Department of Ethology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
2007-2010           Assistant research fellow – Göd Biological Station, Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
2006-2007           Fixed-term research appointment – Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, UK

Teaching experience – Own, independently developed courses:
2015-     Biology Criterion (BSc and biology teacher practice)
2015-     Theory of Biology Teaching (BSc and biology teacher practice)
2014-     Introduction to Behavioural Ecology (BSc course)
2014-     Behavioural Ecology (MSc practice)
2014-     Ethology (BSc practice)
2013-     Introduction to Behavioural Ecology (BSc course, in English)
2006-     Behavioural Ecology doctoral course (PhD course)

Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2012-2013           Hungarian Scholarship Board, Eötvös Postdoctoral Scholarship (Bielefeld, Germany)

2004                      Marie Curie Fellowship (University of Bath, UK)
2001                      Erasmus Scholarship (Lund University, Sweden)

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Fugazza, C., Pogány, Á.,  Miklósi, Á. 2016. Spatial Generalization of Imitation in Dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of comparative psychology, In Press

Pogány Á., Kosztolányi A., Miklósi Á., Komdeur J., Székely T. 2015. Biparentally deserted offspring are viable in a species with intense sexual conflict over care. Behavioural Processes, 116: 28-32.

Pogány Á., Szurovecz Z., Vincze E., Barta Z., Székely T. 2014. Mate preference does not influence reproductive motivation and parental cooperation in female zebra finches.Behaviour, 151:1885-1901.

van Dijk R.E., Székely T., Komdeur J., Pogány Á., Fawcett T.W., Weissing F.J. 2012. Individual variation and the resolution of conflict over parental care in penduline tits. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 279:1927-1936.

Pogány Á., van Dijk R.E., Horváth P., Székely T. 2012. Parental behaviour and reproductive output in male-only cared and female-only cared clutches in the Eurasian penduline tit (Remiz pendulinus). Auk, 129:773-781.