CV – Fanni Lehoczki

Name: Fanni Lehoczki
Area of interest: The topic of my doctoral dissertation is about family dogs’ sensitivity to conspecific, heterospecific and artificial contact calls, which allowed me to get into the methodology of behavioural research and bioacoustics. In my current research projects I am focusing on the interspecific communication features of family dogs and family pigs from a comparative perspective.
Place & date of birth: Balassagyarmat, 09.11.1992
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: biologist

  • 2016 – 2020 PhD Ethology, Doctoral School of Biology, Eötvös Loránd University
    Topic: Contact calls’ role in the intra- and interspecific communication in dogs
    Supervisor: Dr. Tamás Faragó
  • 2017 Animal research leader (Course level EU-B / FELASA C-equivalent), University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest
  • 2014 – 2016 M.S. Biology, Eötvös Loránd University
    Thesis topic: Ontogeny of puppy vocalizations and parent-offspring communication in dogs
    Supervisor: Dr. Tamás Faragó
  • 2011 – 2014 B.S Biology, University of Debrecen
    Thesis topic: Relationship between infanticide and personality in House mice (Mus musculus)
    Supervisor: Prof. Zoltán Barta, Schmidt Júlia

Languages skills:
Hungarian – native
English – intermediate
German – basic

Teaching experience:
Ethology parctice (2018), Animal Structure and Function practice (2019), Eötvös Loránd University

Domestic and foreign scholarships:
Campus Mundi – short-term study visit

Professional awards and recognition:
National Talent Program – Scholarship for the Young Talents of the Nation (2016)

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):

Lehoczki, F., Szenczi, P., Bánszegi. O., Lakatos K., Faragó, T., (2020). Cross-species effect of separation calls: family dogs’ reactions to pup, baby, kitten and artificial sounds. Animal Behaviour,168, 169-185.

Lehoczki, F., Szamosvölgyi, Z., Miklósi, Á., & Faragó, T. (2019). Dogs’ sensitivity to strange pup separation calls: pitch instability increases attention regardless of sex and experience. Animal Behaviour, 153, 115–129.