Who am I?
I am Ádám Z. Lendvai, currently associate professor in Evolutionary Biology at the Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology in University of Debrecen (Hungary). I study animal behaviour and life-history, and my special field of interest is evolutionary ecology and physiology of birds (and not the cattle).
My official experiences started with the research at Tuzla, Southern Turkey, where I worked on my master thesis. In 2001, I spent 5 months as a research fellow at the University of Bath (supervisors: Tamás Székely and Innes C. Cuthill).
In 2001, I started my PhD and the work on house sparrows under the supervision of András Liker and Zoltán Barta. From 2005-2007 I was a post-doc at the Centre d'Etudes Biologique de Chizé in France, where I investigated the hormonal basis of life history trade-offs in house sparrows, in cooperation with Olivier Chastel. I held my first academic position at the Institute of Biology, College or Nyíregyháza as a lecturer. Then I spent two years at the Dept. of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech as a research scientist collaborating with PIs Fran Bonier, Ignacio Moore, Mark Haussmann, and postdocs Jenny Ouyang, Ça?lar Akçay. In September 2014, I moved back to Hungary, where I am currently associate professor.
Other professional activities
I'm currently associate editor in the ornithological journal, The Auk and in BMC Zoology. Recently I organized a workshop on the evolution of physiological mechanisms shaping life-histories. I co-founded and organized the series of the Hungarian Conservation Biological Conferences (HCBC) that has been the largest regularly held conference in conservation biology in Hungary.