CV – Tamás Faragó, PhD

Place & date of birth: Szolnok, Hungary – 01. 04. 1983.
Nationality: Hungarian
Education: certified biologist (ELTE)

2006 – 2009                     Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, Biology Doctoral School, Ethology programme
2001-2006                       Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Science, with Biologist, specialization at Evolutionary biology, Ecology and Systemaics

Languages skills: English, German

Degree: 2012                 PhD Dissertation: Dog (Canis familiaris) growls as communicative signals – Acoustic and behavioural analyses

Professional experience and positions:
2012 –                                 Research fellow, MTA-ELTE Comparative Ethological Research Group
2012                                    Research fellow, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, LIREC Project
2011-2012                          Assistant researcher, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, LIREC Project
2010-2011                         Assistant researcher, ELTE Dept. of Ethology, TAMOP Project

Teaching experience:
Human-animal interactions – special collegium, since 2012
Evolution of Canids – special collegium (ELTE), since 2010
Evolution of communication – special collegium (ELTE), since 2010
Ethology II. practical (ELTE), since 2010
Into science practicum (Messerli Institute, VetMed, Vienna) 2013-2014
Canine Evolution, Behaviour and Cognitiion (Messerli Institute, VetMed, Vienna) 2014

Domestic and foreign scholarships:
2015                                      Next Generation Canine Research Fellowship (Stanton Foundation)
2009                                    ÖAU Project Vienna (4 months)
2007                                    ÖAU Project Vienna (2 months)

2006; 2008-2011            Hungarian Biological Society, member
2003                                   United Association of Biology Students, Vice President

Professional awards and recognition: 

5 most significant publications (within 5 years):
Faragó T., Townsend S. W., Range F. (2014) The information content of wolf (and dog) social communication. In: Biocommunication of Animals, (Ed. by G. Witzany), pp. 41–62. Dordrecht, Ne: Springer Netherlands.

Faragó, T., Andics, A., Devecseri, V., Kis, A., Gácsi, M., Miklósi, Á. 2014. Humans rely on the same rules to assess emotional valence and intensity in conspecific and dog vocalizations. Biology Letters, 10: 20130926.

Faragó, T., Pongrácz, P., Miklósi, Á., Huber, L., Virányi, Zs., Range, F. 2010. Dogs’ expectation about signalers’ body size by virtue of their growls. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15175.

Faragó, T., Pongrácz, P., Range, F., Virányi, Zs., Miklósi, Á. 2010. ‘The bone is mine’: affective and referential aspects of dog growls. Animal Behaviour, 79: 917-925.

Molnár, Cs., Pongrácz, P., Faragó, T., Dóka, A., Miklósi, Á. 2009. Dogs discriminate between barks: The effect of context and identity of the caller. Behavioural Processes, 82: 198-201.