University of Debrecen
Magyarul  |  in English
Dr. Balázs Vági
PhD
research fellow

Contact details:

bi.vagi@gmail.com

Research interests:

- evolutionary ecology: experimental and phylogenetic comparative research on the breeding behaviour of amphibians

- ecology, distribution and conservation of amphibian and reptile species in Europe

Web:Selected publications:

Vági, B., Végvári, Zs., Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P., Székely, T. (2020). Climate and mating systems as drivers of global diversity of parental care in frogs. Global Ecology and Biogeography, https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13113

Vági, B., Végvári, Zs., Liker, A., Freckleton, R.P., Székely, T. (2019). Terrestriality and the evolution of parental care in frogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences, 286:20182737.

Végvári, Zs., Katona, G., Vági, B., Freckleton, R.P., Gaillard, J.-M., Székely, T., Liker, A. (2018): Sex-biased breeding dispersal is predicted by social environment in birds. Ecology and Evolution, 8:6483-6491.

Szabolcs, M., Mizsei, E., Jablonsky, D., Vági, B., Mester, M., Végvári, Z., Lengyel, S. (2017): Distribution nd diversity of amphibians in Albania: new data and foundations of a comprehensive data base. Amphibia–Reptilia: DOI:10.1163/15685381-00003126

Vági, B., Hettyey, A. (2016): Intraspecific and interspecific competition for mates: Rana temporaria males are effective satyrs of Rana dalmatina females. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology: 70:1477-1484.

Mizsei, E., Üveges, B., Vági, B., Szabolcs, M., Lengyel, S., Pfliegler, W.P., Nagy, Z.T., Tóth, J.P. (2016): Species distribution modelling leads to the discovery of new populations of one of the least known European snakes, Vipera ursinii graeca in Albania. Amphibia–Reptilia: 37:55-68.

Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Kovács, T., Ujszegi, J., Katona, P., Szederkényi, M., Griggio, M., Hoi, H. (2014): Reproductive interference between Rana dalmatina and R. temporaria affects reproductive success in natural populations. Oecologia: 176:457-464.

Vági B., Kovács T., Bancilă, R., Hartel, T., Anthony, B. P. (2013): A landscape-level study on the breeding site characteristics of ten amphibian species in Central Europe. Amphibia-Reptilia 34:63-73.

Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Penn, D.J., Hoi, H., Wagner, R.H. (2012):  Post-meiotic intra-testicular sperm senescence in a wild vertebrate. PLoS One, 7: e50820.

Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Török, J., Hoi, H. (2012). Allocation in reproduction is not tailored to the probable number of matings in common toad (Bufo bufo) males. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:201-208.

Hettyey, A., Baksay, S., Vági, B., Török, J. (2009). Counterstrategies by female frogs to sexual coercion by heterospecifics. Animal Behaviour 78:1365-1372.

Hettyey, A., Vági, B., Hévizi, G., Török, J. (2009). Changes in sperm stores, ejaculate size, fertilization success, and sexual motivation over repeated matings in the common toad, Bufo bufo (Anura: Bufonidae). Biological Journal of the Linneaean Society, 96:361-371.