Curriculum Vitae: András Tartally

 

Date of Birth:

18th July 1975

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Place of Birth:

Debrecen, Hungary

Nationality:

Hungarian

Marital Status:

Married, 1 daughter (2016)

Current position:

Senior lecturer

Current address:

Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, University of Debrecen, H-4010 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1, Hungary.

E-mail:

tartally.andras”AT”science.unideb.hu

Homepage:

 

http://web.unideb.hu/tartally/

 

Education:

University of Debrecen, Faculty of Science (Debrecen), M.Sc. degree in Biology, Specialized in Ecology, 2001

Master Thesis: “The spreading of the invasive Lasius neglectus van Loon, Boomsma et Andrásfalvy, 1990 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in Hungary and its effects on the native ant communities. 36 pp.” (in Hungarian; supervisors: Prof. Z. Varga and Prof. L. Gallé; honoured by the Hungarian Ministry of Environment and Water)

 

PhD:

Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen (supported by the MacMan project).

PhD Thesis: “Myrmecophily of Maculinea butterflies in the Carpathian Basin (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae).” Defended in 2008 (supervisors: Prof. Z. Varga summa cum laude)

 

Research experience:

Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Debrecen

- Senior lecturer, 2010-

- Assistant lecturer, 2009-2010

- Research fellow, 2004-2007

 

Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Sciance, Department of Ecology

- Biologist, 2008-2009

 

Centre for Social Evolution, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen

- Marie Curie fellowship, 2009-2011

 

Fellowships:

- PhD fellowship supported by the MacMan project, 2001-2004

- Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship, University of Copenhagen, 2009-2011

- János Bolyai Fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, University of Debrecen, 2012-2015

- Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, University of Debrecen, 2013-2016

 

Research interest:

 

I am especially interested in myrmecology (studying ants). My main interests are (key words): Behavioural ecology, Biogeography, Carpathian Basin, Conservation biology, Evolution biology, Myrmecophily, Social parasitism and Tramp ants. Recently I have been working on the relationship of the Laboulbeniales fungi and Maculinea butterflies with their host ants and parasites (my current project is about the Rickia wasmannii fungus) in the Carpathian Basin; and on the spreading of the invasive garden ant (Lasius neglectus) and its effect on the native ant communities in Hungary. I have learned the GC-MS and microsatellite techniques in Denmark.

 

Teaching activities:

- Zootaxonomy practice, 2000-

- Field courses, 2000-

- Myrmecology, 2001-

- Supervision of master students 2001-

- Zoogeography lectures, 2008-2009

- Zootaxonomy lectures, 2012-

- The analysis of animal populations and communities

- Teaching materials (see my publication list) Zootaxonomy practice, 2000-

- Field courses, 2000-

- Myrmecology, 2001-

- Supervision of master students 2001-

- Zoogeography lectures, 2008-2009

- Zootaxonomy lectures, 2012-

- The analysis of animal populations and communities

- Teaching materials (see my publication list)

 

Referee:

- Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae [IF: 0.474]

- Animal Biology [0.614]

- Annales Zoologici [IF: 0.520]

- Biological Journal of the Linnean Society [IF: 2.193]

- Community Ecology [IF: 0.974]

- Ecological Entomology [IF: 1.967]

- Environmental Entomology [IF: 1.852]

- Insect Conservation and Diversity [IF: 2.717]

- Insectes Sociaux [IF: 1.425]

- Journal of Invertebrate Pathology [IF: 2.276]

- Journal of Thermal Biology [IF: 1.621]

- Molecular Ecology [IF: 5.298]

- Myrmecological News [IF: 2.644]

- Polish Journal of Entomology

- Természetvédelmi Közlemények

 

Honours:

- Honour from the Hungarian Minister of Environment and Water for the high level of my Master thesis, 2003

- Scientific name: Orthezia tartallyi Konczné Benedicty and Kozár, 2004

- Filming Maculinea alcon larvae with the BBC and with Sir David Attenborough for the “Life In The Undergrowth”, 2004

 

Memberships:

- Hungarian Entomological Society, 1988-

- Hungarian Society for Amphibian and Reptile Protection, 1989-

- Hungarian Biological Society, 1994-

- Österreichische Gesellschaft für Entomofaunistik, 2006-

- International Union for the Study of Social Insects, 2007-

- European Society for Evolutionary Biology, 2009-

- Society for Behavioral Ecology, 2010-

- Hungarian Ethological Society, 2011-

 

Languages:

- Hungarian (native)

- English (written and spoken exam, Trinity, Grade 8; 2005 and 2007)

- Latin (written and spoken exam, University of Debrecen, Elementary Level; 1999)

 

Others:

- Driving licence, Category B, 2002

- Two months long expedition in Peru, 2000

- Membership of Mensa HungarIQa, 1998-

 

Hobbies:

Rearing ants, hiking, travelling, playing the bass guitar and the guitar

 

18.02.2017