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Curriculum Vitae

János Kis

Department of Ecology    Institute for Biology    Faculty of Veterinary Science    Szent István University

Present job
Szent István University, Faculty of Veterinary Science,
Institute for Biology, Department of Ecology

Position

research fellow

Career

Research fellow, 2005-
    Szent István Univ, Fac. Veterinary Science, Inst. Zoology (2007- Biology), Dept. Ecology
Research assistant, 2001-2005
    Szent István Univ, Fac. Veterinary Science, Inst. Zoology, Dept. Ecology
Teaching assistant, 1998-2001
    Univ. Veterinary Science, Inst. Zoology, Dept. Ecology
Technician (part time), 1995-1998
    Univ. Veterinary Science, Inst. Zoology, Dept. Ecology

Studies

PhD

1995-2003 Eötvös Loránd Univ, Budapest, Hungary, PhD School in Biology, Ethology Program. Parental behaviour in Kentish plover and northern lapwing (No. P-1194/2003)
    (supervisor: Dr. Tamás Székely, Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Univ. Bath, UK)
 

Undergraduate studies (BSc, MSc)

1992-95 Eötvös Loránd Univ, Budapest, Hungary. Biology – English Scientific Translator, specialised in Evolutionary Biology & Ecology (No. 424/1995)
1990-91 Kossuth Lajos Univ, Debrecen, Hungary. Ecology – English Scientific Translator
1989-90 Univ. Paris-Sud (Paris-XI), Orsay, France. General Biology

Diploma (MSc) thesis

Nest defence against predators in Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus.[in Hungarian] Dept. Ethology, Eötvös University, 1995. (supervisor Dr. Tamás Székely (Dept. Evolutionary Zoology & Human Biology, Kossuth Univ.), consultant: Dr. Vilmos Altbäcker (Dept. Ethology, Eötvös Univ.))

Foreign language skills

English, advanced scientific oral & written, type “C”, 1995 (Eötvös Univ, English Scientific Translator Training; No. 424/1995)
French, advanced oral & written, type “C”, Hungarian state exam 1990 (No. Á0105244/1990)

Research

Current research

Sexual conflict, sexual selection, the evolution of sphragis and mating systems in butterflies.
The effect of ecological constraints on butterfly behaviour: microclimate, temperature regulation, nectar plant availability and quality – sexual dimorphism in morphology and behaviour.

Past research

The evolution of plumage and colouration in birds.
Sexual conflict in parental care: the costs and benefits of mate desertion and remating in waders.  

Collaborators

Dr. Andrea Harnos, Szent István Univ, Dept. Biomathematics & Informatics
László Peregovits, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Lepidoptera Collection
Dr. Adrien Fónagy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Plant Protection Inst.
Dr. Irén Siller, Szent István Univ, Dept. Botany
Dr. Gábor Szőcs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Plant Protection Inst.
Sándor Csősz, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Hymenoptera Collection
Dr. András Liker, Veszprém Univ, Dept. Limnology
Dr. Tamás Székely, Univ. Bath, Dept. Biology & Biochemistry, Bath
Dr. Donald Blomqvist, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Ethology, Wien
 

Memberships

International Society for Behavioral Ecology 1997-
British Ecological Society 1996-
Hungarian Ethological Society 1993-
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour 1992-
Birdlife Hungary 1983-

Grants (figures in parentheses × 1000 are the amount gained in HUF)

Kis J: Sexual conflict and sexual selection in butterflies. SALVE Foundation, Hungary 2006 (100).
Kis J: Sexual conflict and sexual selection in butterflies − preparing undergraduate students to research through behavioural ecology studies. Ministry of Education & Culture, Complementary Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2006.
Liker A (project leader), Bókony V, Lendvai ÁZ & Kis J: Social behaviour and individual relatedness in House Sparrows. OTKA, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, T047256, 2004-2007 (8 476).
Kis J: Plumage quality and reproductive success in House Sparrows. NKB-2003-KUT-7-013 Szent István Univ, Fac. Vet. Sci. (300).
Kis J: European Science Foundation and Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour - conference support: Programme in Theoretical Biology of Adaptation, Workshop “Conflict and Cooperation in Parental Care” Bernried, Germany, 2000
Székely T (project leader), Kis J & Kosztolányi A: The role of sexual selection in mating and parental care in Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus. OTKA, Hungarian Scientific Research Fund, T031706, 2000-2002 (5 400).
Kis J: Sexual dimorphism in plumage evolution in Charadriidae and Passeroidea (Aves). NKB-2000-KUT-4-B/004,     2000 Szent István Univ, Fac. Vet.Sci. (250).
Kis J: The role of badge in mate choice in Kentish Plover. NKB-99-kut-3-D/04, 1999, Univ. Veterinary Science (220).
 

Reviewing

Reiczigel J, Harnos A & Solymosi N 2007. Biostatisztika nem statisztikusoknak. [in Hungarian; Biostatistics for non-statisticians] Pars Kft, Nagykovácsi
Acta Zool Acad Sci H
Ardea
Biol J Linn Soc
Community Ecology

Teaching

Current courses

Behavioural Ecology – responsible
Journal Club – Behavioural Ecology; in English – responsible                                
Research Planning – responsible
Statistics – collaborator
Current Trends in Biology; organiser; with invited speakers – responsible         
Field Methods in Ecology – collaborator
 
Past courses
Conservation Biology in Hungary; organiser; with invited speakers responsible          
Introduction to Field Work responsible
Field Work in Avian & Mammalian Research collaborator          
Current Trends in Behavioural Ecology; journal club collaborator          
Evolution, Behaviour, Ecology  Hungarian Labs collaborator

Eventual courses

Mating and parental care systems. (invited lecture) 2000 Babeş-Bólyai Univ, Cluj-Napoca, Rumania
Mating system and parental care in Kentish Plover – a case study. (invited lecture) 2000 Babeş-Bólyai Univ, Cluj-Napoca, Rumania
Field Work in Ecology optional field practical. 1999 Bihor, Rumania; with A. Liker
Data processing and statistics in ecology and behavioural ecology. 1998 Budapest Hungary, Univ. Veterinary Science; postgraduate course organised with Dr. T. Székely & A. Liker
 

Tuition

Faculty Tuition & Accreditation Committee; member 2006-
Collaboration in working out the Tuition Programme of Zoology (MSc 1995-), & Biology (BSc, MSc 2005-)
MSc supervisor and advisor
Faculty Student Research Competition Committee; member 2002-
Eötvös Univ, Fac. Sciences, Student Research Competition Committee; member 2004- National Student Research Competition Committee, reviewer 2003
MSc reviewer 2001, 2003 Eötvös Univ, Dept. Ethology
Hungarian Research Student Movement mentor 2003-


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