List of Publications

Zoltán Barta
27 March 2013

Cummulative impact factor: 243.009

IF means the ISI impact factor of the journal in year of publication

Books and book chapters

  1. Barta, Z., A. Liker, and T. Székely (Eds.) (2002). A viselkedésökológia modern irányzatai. Budapest: Osiris.

  2. Barta, Z. (2002). Optimális táplálkozás és csoportos élet. In Z. Barta , A. Liker, and T. Székely (Eds.), A viselkedésökológia modern irányzatai. Budapest: Osiris.

Scientific articles

  1. Molnár, V.A., Tökölyi, J., Végvári, Z., Sramkó, G., Sulyok, J., Barta, Z.,, 2012, Pollination mode predicts phenological response to climate change in terrestrial orchids: a case study from central Europe. Journal of Ecology 100 1141-1152. IF: 5.044 pdf>>

  2. Vágási, C.I., Pap, P.L., Vincze, O., Benkő, Z., Marton, A., Barta, Z., 2012, Haste Makes Waste but Condition Matters: Molt Rate-Feather Quality Trade-Off in a Sedentary Songbird. PLOS ONE 7 e40651. IF: 4.090 pdf>>

  3. Gyuris, E., Feró, O., Barta, Z., 2012, Personality traits across ontogeny in firebugs, Pyrrhocoris apterus. Animal Behaviour 84 103-109. IF: 3.591 pdf>>

  4. McNamara, J.M., Barta, Z., Klaassen, M., Bauer. S., 2011, Cues and the optimal timing of activities under environmental changes. Ecology Letters 14 1183-1190. IF: 15.253 pdf>>

  5. Végvári, Z., Barta, Z., Mustakallio, P., Székely, T., 2011, Consistent avoidance of human disturbance over large geographical distances by a migratory bird. Biology Letters 7 814-817. IF: 3.651 pdf>>

  6. Tökölyi, J., McNamara, J.M., Houston, A.I., Barta Z., 2012, Timing of avian reproduction in unpredictable environments. Evolutionary Ecology 26 25-42. IF: 2.398 pdf>>

  7. Kosztolányi, A, Barta, Z, Kueper, C, Székely, T, 2011, Persistence of an extreme male-biased adult sex ratio in a natural population of polyandrous bird. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24 1842-1846. IF: 3.656 pdf>>

  8. Bán, M, Barta, Z, Munoz, A.R., Takasu, F., Nakamura, H., Moskát, C., 2011, The analysis of common cuckoo's egg shape in relation to its hosts' in two geographically distant areas. Journal of Zoology 284 77-83. IF: 1.787 pdf>>

  9. Pap, P.L., Vágási, C.I., Czirják, G.A., Titilincu, A., Pintea, A., Osváth, G., Fülöp, A., Barta, Z, 2011, The effect of coccidians on the condition and immune profile of molting house sparrows (Passer Domesticus). Auk 128 330-339. IF: 1.807 pdf>>


  11. Vágási, C.I., Pap, P.L., Tökölyi, J., Székely, E., Barta, Z., 2011, Correlates of variation in flight feather quality in the Great Tit Parus major. Ardea 99 53-60. IF: 0.473 pdf>>

  12. Barta, Z., McNamara, J.M., Huszár, D.B., Taborsky, M., 2011, Cooperation among non-relatives evolves by state-dependent generalized reciprocity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278 843-848. IF: 4.857 pdf>>

  13. Gyuris, E., Feró, O., Tartally, A., Barta, Z., 2011, Individual behaviour in firebugs (Pyrrhocoris apterus). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278 628-633. IF: 4.857 pdf>>

  14. Mónus, F., Barta, Z., 2011, Degree of synchronization of tree sparrows in flocks under different predation risk. Behaviour 148 733-744. IF: 1.471 pdf>>

  15. Tökölyi, J., Barta, Z., 2011, Breeding phenology determines evolutionary transitions in migratory behaviour in finches and allies. Oikos 120 184-193. IF: 3.147 pdf>>

  16. Mónus, F., Barta, Z., 2010, Seasonality and sociality in tree sparrows Passer montanus. International Studies of Sparrows 34 18-22. pdf>>

  17. Holló, G., Szathmáry, L., Marcsik, A., Barta, Z., 2010, Linear Measurements of the Neurocranium Are Better Indicators of Population Differences than Those of the Facial Skeleton: Comparative Study of 1,961 Skulls. Human Biology 82 29-46. IF: 1.329 pdf>>

  18. Pap, P.L., Vágási, C.I., Osváth, G., Muresan, C., Barta, Z., 2010, Seasonality in the uropygial gland size and feather mite abundance in house sparrows Passer domesticus: natural covariation and an experiment. Journal of Avian Biology 41 653-661. IF: 2.310 pdf>>

  19. Tóth, B.B., Barta, Z., 2010, Ecological studies of ectomycorrhizal fungi: an analysis of survey methods . Fungal Diversity 45 3-19. IF: 5.074 pdf>>

  20. Vágási, C.I., Pap, P.L., Barta, Z., 2010, Haste Makes Waste: Accelerated Molt Adversely Affects the Expression of Melanin-Based and Depigmented Plumage Ornaments in House Sparrows. PLoS ONE 5 e14215. IF: 4.411 pdf>>

  21. Pap, P.L., Czirják, G.Á., Vágási, C.I., Barta, Z., 2010, Sexual dimorphism in immune function changes during the annual cycle in house sparrows. Naturwissenschaften 97 891-901. IF: 2.250 pdf>>

  22. Pap, P.L., Vágási, C.I., Tökölyi, J., Czirják, G.Á., Barta, Z., 2010, Variation in haematological indices and immune function during the annual cycle in the Great Tit Parus major. Ardea 98 105-112. IF: 0.473 pdf>>

  23. Végvári, Z., Bókony, V., Barta, Z., Kovács, G., 2010, Life history predicts advancement of avian spring migration in response to climate change. Global Change Biology 16 1-11. IF: 6.346 pdf>>

  24. Bauer, S. Barta, Z., Ens, B.J., Hays, G.C., McNamara, J.M., Klaassen, M., 2009. Animal migration: linking models and data beyond taxonomic limits. Biology Letters 5 433-435. IF: 3.000 pdf>>

  25. McNamara, J.M., Houston, A.I., Barta, Z., Scheuerlein, A., Fromhage, L., 2009, Deterioration, death and the evolution of reproductive restraint in late life. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276 4061-4066. IF: 4.248 pdf>>

  26. Pap, P.L., Vágási C.I., Czirják, G.A., Titilincu, A., Pintea, A., Barta, Z., 2009, Carotenoids modulate the effect of coccidian infection on the condition and immune response in moulting house sparrows. Journal of Experimental Biology 212 3228-3235. IF: 2.981 pdf>>

  27. Harrison, F., Barta, Z., Cuthill, I., Székely, T. 2009, How is sexual conflict over parental care resolved? A meta-analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 1800-1812. IF: 3.471 pdf>>

  28. Lendvai, Á.Z., Barta, Z., Chastel, O. 2009. Conflict over parental care in house sparrows: do females use a negotiation rule? Behavioral Ecology 20 651-656. IF: 3.224 pdf>>

  29. McNamara J.M., Fromhage L., Barta Z., Houston A.I., 2009. The optimal coyness game. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276 953-960. IF: 4.112 pdf>>

  30. Holló, G., Szathmáry, L., Marcsik, A., Barta, Z., 2008, History of the Peoples of the Great Hungarian Plain in the First Millennium: A Craniometric Point of View. Human Biology 80 655-667. IF: 0.531 pdf>>

  31. Szabó, K., Szalmás A., Liker A., Barta Z., 2008. Adaptive host-abandonment of ectoparasites before fledging? within-brood distribution of nest mites in house sparrow broods. Journal of Parazitology 94 1038-1043. IF: 1.129

  32. Pap, P.L., Vágási C.I., Czirják G.Á., Barta Z., 2008. Diet quality affects postnuptial molting and feather quality of the house sparrow (Passer domesticus): interaction with humoral immune function? Canadian Journal of Zoology 86 834-842. IF: 1.493 pdf>>

  33. McNamara J.M., Z. Barta, M. Wikelski, A.I. Houston, 2008. A theoretical investigation of the effect of latitude on avian life histories. American Naturalist 172 331-345. IF: 4.543 pdf>>

  34. Tökölyi J., V. Bókony, Z. Barta, 2008, Seasonal colour change by moult or by the abrasion of feather tips: a comparative study. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 94 711-721. IF: 2.368 pdf>>

  35. Feró O, P.A. Stephens, Z. Barta, J.M. McNamara, A.I. Houston, 2008, Optimal annual routines: New tools for conservation biology? Ecological Applications 18 1563-1577. IF: 3.571 pdf>>

  36. Barta, Z., J.M. NcNamara, A.I. Houston, T.P., Weber, A. Hedenström, and O. Feró., 2008, Optimal moult strategies of migratory birds. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B 363 211-230. IF: 4.579 pdf>>

  37. McNamara, J.M., Z. Barta, L. Fromhage, A.I. Houston, 2008, The coevolution of choosiness and cooperation. Nature 451 189-192. IF: 26.681 pdf>>

  38. Mónus F, Z Barta, 2008, The Effect of Within-Flock Spatial Position on the Use of Social Foraging Tactics in Free-Living Tree Sparrows. Ethology 114, 215-222. IF: 2.245 pdf>>

  39. Hedenström A, Z Barta, B Helm, A.I. Houston, J.M. McNanara, N Jonzén, 2007, Migration speed and scheduling of annual events by migrating birds in relation to climate change. Climate Research 35 79-91. IF: 1.519 pdf>>

  40. Pap PL, Barta Z, Tokolyi J, Vagasi CI, 2007, Increase of feather quality during moult: a possible implication of feather deformities in the evolution of partial moult in the great tit Parus major. Journal of Avian Biology 38 471-478. IF: 2.472 pdf>>

  41. Houston AI, McNamara JM, Barta Z, Klasing KC, 2007, The effect of energy reserves and food availability on optimal immune defence. Proceedings of Royal Society B 274, 2835-2842. IF: 3.611 pdf>>

  42. Moskat C, Barta Z, Hauber ME, Honza, M, 2006, High synchrony of egg laying in common cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) and their great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) hosts. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 18, 159-167. IF: 0.782

  43. Lendvai AZ, Liker A, Barta Z, 2006, The effects of energy reserves and dominance on the use of social-foraging strategies in the house sparrow. Animal Behaviour 72, 747-752. IF: 2.711 pdf>>

  44. Barta, Z., és Feró. O., 2006, Optimális éves viselkedés -- a konzervációbiológia új eszközei? Magyar Tudomány, 680-687. link>>

  45. Barta, Z., A.I. Houston, J.M. NcNamara, R.K. Welham, A. Hedenström, T.P., Weber, and O. Feró., 2006, Annual routines of non-migratory birds: optimal moult strategies. Oikos 112, 580-593. IF: 3.381 pdf>>

  46. Liker, A. and Z. Barta, 2005, Szociális táplálkozási stratégiák. Tudományos Előadások, MTA Veszprémi Területi Bizottsága 119-128.

  47. McNamara J.M., Z. Barta, A.I. Houston, P. Race, 2005, A theoretical investigation of the effect of predators on foraging behaviour and energy reserves. Proceedings of Royal Society B 272, 929-934. IF: 3.510 pdf>>

  48. Mónus F., Z. Barta, 2005, Repeatability analyses of egg shape in a wild tree sparrow (Passer montanus) population: a sensitive method for egg shape description. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 51, 151-162. IF: 0.113 pdf>>

  49. Barta, Z., A. Liker, and F. Mónus 2004. The effects of predation hazard on the use of social foraging tactics. Animal Behaviour 67, 301-308. IF: 2.092 pdf>>

  50. Lendvai Á., Z. Barta, A. Liker and V. Bókony, 2004, The effect of energy reserves on social foraging: hungry sparrows scrounge more. Proceedings of Royal Society B 271, 2467-2472. IF: 3.653 pdf>>

  51. McNamara, J.M., Z. Barta, A.I. Houston, 2004. Variation in behaviour promotes cooperation in the Prisoner's Dilemma game. Nature 428, 745-748. IF: 32.182 pdf>>

  52. Torda, G., A. Liker and Z. Barta 2004. Dominance hierarchy and status signalling in captive tree sparrow (Passer montanus) flocks. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 50, 35-44. IF: 0.155 pdf>>

  53. Liker, A., Z. Barta, and T. Székely, 2003. Az élet játékai: stratégiák a táplálkozásban és a párszerzésben. Magyar Tudomány 2003, August, 984-991. link>>

  54. Houston, A.I., J.M. McNamara, J.E. Heron and Z. Barta 2003. The effect of foraging parameters on the probability that a dive is successful. Proceedings of Royal Society B 270, 2451-2455. IF: 3.544 pdf>>

  55. McNamara, J.M., A.I. Houston, Z. Barta, J.-L. Osorno, 2003. Should young ever be better off with one parent? Behavioral Ecology 14, 301-310. IF: 2.473 pdf>>

  56. Barta, Z., A. I. Houston, J. M. McNamara, and T. Székely (2002). Sexual conflict about parental care: the role of reserves. American Naturalist 159, 687-705. IF: 4.385 pdf>>

  57. Liker, A. and Z. Barta (2002). The effects of dominance on social foraging tactic use in house sparrows. Behaviour 139, 1061-1076. IF: 1.080 pdf>>

  58. Moskát, C., J. Szentpéteri, and Z. Barta (2002). Adaptations by great reed warblers brood parasitism: A comparison of populations in sympatry and allopatry with the common cuckoo. Behaviour 139, 1313-1329. IF: 1.080 pdf>>

  59. Szabó, K., A. Liker, Z. Pénzes, and Z. Barta (2002). Social life of sparrows: social selection in action. Acta Debrecina Biologica 24, 187-197.

  60. Szabó, K., A. Liker, A. Szalmás, and Z. Barta (2002). Effects of haematophagous mites on nestlings of house sparrows (Passer domesticus). Acta Parasitologica 47, 318-322. IF: 0.732 pdf>>

  61. Barta, Z. and L.-A. Giraldeau (2001). Breeding colonies as information centres: a re-appraisal of information-based hypotheses using the producer-scrounger game. Behavioral Ecology 12, 121--127. IF: 2.424 pdf>>

  62. Liker, A. and Z. Barta (2001). Male badge size predicts dominance against females in house sparrows. Condor 103, 151--157. IF: 1.104 pdf>>

  63. Barta, Z. and L.-A. Giraldeau (2000). Daily patterns of optimal producer and scrounger use under predation hazard: A state-dependent dynamic game analysis. American Naturalist 155, 570--582. IF: 3.944 pdf>>

  64. Barta, Z. and A. Liker (2000). Viselkedésbiológiai kutatások természetvédelmi felhasználása. Természetvédelmi Közlemények 8, 89--109. pdf>>

  65. Barta, Z. and L.-A. Giraldeau (1998). The effect of dominance hierarchy on the use of alternative foraging tactics: A phenotype-limited producing-scrounging game. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 42, 217--223. IF: 2.670 pdf>>

  66. Barta, Z., R. Flynn, and L.-A. Giraldeau (1997). Geometry for a selfish foraging group: a genetic algorithm approach. Proceedings of Royal Society B 264, 1233--1238. IF: 2.873 pdf>>

  67. Barta, Z. and T. Székely (1997). The optimal shape of avian eggs. Functional Ecology 11, 656--662. IF: 1.818 pdf>>

  68. Barta, Z. and T. Szép (1995). Frequency-dependent selection on information transfer strategies at breeding colonies: a simulation study. Behavioral Ecology 6, 308--310. IF: 2.441

  69. Pap M., Barta Z. 1995. Humán népességek genetikai pozíciói enzimpolimorfizmusaik alapján. Anthropológiai Közlemények 37, 73-78.

  70. Szép, T., Z. Barta, Z. Tóth, and Z. Sóvári (1995). Use of electronic balances with bank swallow (Riparia riparia) nests: a new field technique. Journal of Field Ornithology 66, 1--11. IF: 0.304

  71. Barta, Z. and T. Szép (1994). Is the information transfer always advantageous when food patchily distributed? a simple ESS model. Ornis Hungarica 4, 25--30. pdf>>

  72. Barta, Z. (1992). The effects of patchiness and the nest location on mean flight distance: a model. Ornis Hungarica 2, 37--44. pdf>>

  73. Barta, Z. and T. Szép (1992). The role of information transfer under different food patterns: a simulation study. Behavioral Ecology 3, 318--324.

  74. Szép, T. and Z. Barta (1992). The threat to bank swallows from the hobby at a large colony. Condor 94, 1022--1025. IF: 0.890

Chapters in conference proceedings

  1. Karsai, I., Z. Barta, and G. Szilágyi (1994). Modelling of habitat rearrangement of carabid beetles. In K. Desender et al. (Eds.), Carabid beetles: ecology and evolution, Netherlands, pp. 153--156. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

  2. Szép, T. and Z. Barta (1991). Táplálkozási szinkronitás vizsgálata egy partifecske telepen. In III. Tudományos Ülés, Szombathely, pp. 49--68. Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület.

Chapters in textbooks

  1. Barta, Z. (1995). Parametrikus próbák. In I. Précsényi (ed), Alapvető kutatástervezési, statisztikai és projectértékelési módszerek a szupraindividuális biológiában, pp. 37--72. Debrecen: KLTE. Egyetemi jegyzet.

  2. Barta, Z. and T. Székely (1995). Az adatok statisztikai jellemzése és hipotézisvizsgálat. In I. Précsényi (ed), Alapvető kutatástervezési, statisztikai és projectértékelési módszerek a szupraindividuális biológiában, pp. 20--36. Debrecen: KLTE. Egyetemi jegyzet.

Popular science articles

  1. Barta Z. és Székely T. 1990. Optimalizációs modellek a viselkedésökológiában. Természet Világa, 121, 402-404.

Published conference abstracts

  1. McNamara JM, Houston A, Barta Z, 2006, When should females prefer to raise young with low quality males? Journal of Ornithology 147 10-11. IF: 1.010

  2. Barta Z, Fero O, Houston AI, et al., 2006, Optimal immunity over the annual cycle in nonmigratory birds Journal of Ornithology 147 31. IF: 1.010

  3. Fero O, Barta Z, Houston AI, et al., 2006, Effects of increased predation risk on the population dynamics of migratory birds: Optimal annual routine simulations. Journal of Ornithology 147 165-166. IF: 1.010

  4. Pap PL, Tokolyi J, Vagasi CI, et al., 2006, Adaptive allocation of condition-dependent feather abnormalities during ontogeny and molt in the Great Tit. Journal of Ornithology 147 224. IF: 1.010

  5. Tokolyi J, Pap PL, Vagasi C, et al., 2006, Condition-dependent feather quality and the dynamics of feather abrasion during the annual cycle in the Great Tit. Journal of Ornithology 147 263-264. IF: 1.010

  6. Mónus F., Barta Z. (2000). A tojásalak örökölhetőségének becslése egy vadon élő mezei veréb populációban. Acta biologica debrecina - supplementum oecologica hungarica 11, 106.

  7. Szabó K., Liker A., Szalmás A., Barta Z.: A begyfoltméret, a szaporodási siker és az immunitás vizsgálata háziveréb-populációban. Acta biologica debrecina - supplementum oecologica hungarica 11, 307.

  8. Mónus, F., A. Liker, and Z. Barta (2001). The effect of changing predation hazard on the use of scrounger foraging tactic. Ethology 36, 220. IF: 2.245

  9. Barta, Z. and L.-A. Giraldeau (1999). Scrounging for food in breeding colonies: can selfish behaviour generate social living? The Ring 21, 18.

  10. Mónus, F. and Z. Barta (1999). Heritability analysis of egg shape in a wild tree sparrow (Passer montanus) population. The Ring 21, 79.

  11. Barta, Z. and T. Szép (1994). The role of information transfer in the evolution of coloniality. Journal für Ornithologie 135, 145. IF: 0.846

Invited talks

  1. Barta Z. (2013) Individual variation and social evolution 3rd Central European IUSSI Meeting, Cluj Napoca, 14-18 March

  2. Barta Z. (2011) State-dependent optimal annual routines. 8th Conference of the European Ornithologists' Union, Riga, 27-30 August

  3. Barta Z. (2011) Cooperation: alternative mechanisms. Workshop on 'Theory of cooperation', Adelboden, 11-13 August

  4. Barta Z. (2010) Conflict and cooperation: the role of state. 16th Annual European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology, Wierzba, 23-28 May

  5. Barta Z. (2008) Variation between individuals and the rise of cooperation. Lecture Series in Behavioural and Evolutionary Ecology, University of Bern, Bern, 26 November

  6. Barta Z. (2008). A kooperáció evolúciója: alternatív mechanizmusok. Link-Group Szeminárium, Budapest, november 6.

  7. Barta Z. (2008). A kihasználástól az együttműködésig. Erdélyi Vándoregyetem, Homoródfürdő, augusztus 28-31

  8. Barta Z. (2006). Mit nyújthat az adaptív jellegeket vizsgáló viselkedésökológia a fiziológia és az ökológia számára? 7. Magyar Ökológus Kongresszus, Budapest

  9. Barta, Z., A.I. Houston, J.M. McNamara, R.K. Welham, A. Hedenström, T.P. Weber, O. Feró, (2005). Optimal moult strategies in migratory birds -- the effects of energetics-- Final Conference `Migration in the life-history of birds', Wilhelmshaven, Germany, 16-20 February

  10. Barta, Z., O. Feró, A.I. Houston, J.M. McNamara (2005). Optimal annual routines: a possible path from physiology to populations. Frontiers in conservation biology. HAS Committee of Conservation Biology, Budapest

  11. Barta, Z., C. Moskát, M. Bán, F. Takasu, R. Munoz, H. Nakamura (2004). Egg shape mimicry in cuckoos. Avian Brood Parasitism satellite meeting, Nagano, Japan.

  12. Barta, Z. (1999). Az állati viselkedés evolúciója. Hatvani István Szakkollégium, Debrecen.

  13. Barta, Z., A. Liker, and Z. Pénzes (1999). A verebek társas élete A biológiai sokféleség tanulmányozása és védelme, Debrecen.

  14. Barta, Z. and L.-A. Giraldeau (1998). Scrounging for food in breeding colonies: When to search and when to follow? Foraging/98, An International Conference on Foraging Behavior, Santa Cruz, California.

  15. Barta, Z. and T. Szép (1994). The ,,Information Centre Hypothesis'' and coloniality: a model approach. XXI International Ornithological Congress, Wien.



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