University of Debrecen
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Dr. Dávid Herczeg

Contact details:

Behavioural Ecology Research Group 
Department of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology
University of Debrecen 
4032 Debrecen, Hungary, Egyetem tér 1.



Research interests:
  • various aspects of herpetology including the ecology, evolutionary biology, population genetics, molecular taxonomy and behaviour of amphibians
  • host-parasite interactions
  • emerging infectious diseases of wildlife with a special focus on the chytridiomycosis in amphibians

Supervised by:

Prof. Zoltán Barta
Prof. Daniel R. Brooks
Dr. Judit Vörös

Web:Selected publications:

Vörös J, Herczeg D, Papp T, Monsalve-Carcaño C, Bosch J (2020) First detection of Ranavirus in amphibians in Hungary. Herpetology Notes 13: 213–217

Hettyey A, Ujszegi J, Herczeg D, Holly D, Vörös J, Schmidt B R, Bosch J (2019) Taking advantage of the thermal optimum mismatch between a pathogen and its endangered hosts: the potential of localized heating in the fight against chytridiomycosis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:254

Eszterbauer E, Sipos D, Szakály Á, Herczeg D (2019) Distinctive site preference of fish-parasitic Myxobolus cerebralis (Cnidaria, Myxozoa) during host invasion. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 67(2): 212-223.

Vörös J, Herczeg D, Fülöp A, Gál TJ, Dán Á, Harmos K, Bosch J. (2018) Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Hungary: an overview of recent and historical occurrence. Acta Herpetologica 13(2): 125-140.

Sipos D, Ursu K, Dán Á, Herczeg D, Eszterbauer E (2018) Susceptibility-related differences in the quantity of developmental stages of Myxobolus spp. (Myxozoa) in fish blood. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0204437.

Herczeg D, Rózsa L (2018) Változó éghajlat változó járványokkal – Felgyorsult area-mozgások. Élet és Tudomány 73(4): 102-104. (in Hungarian)

Herczeg D, Sipos D, Dán Á, Loy C, Kallert DM, Eszterbauer E (2017) The effect of dietary immunostimulants on the susceptibility of common carp (Cyprinus carpio) to the white spot parasite, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 65(4): 517-530.

Herczeg D, Vörös J, Christiansen DG, Benovics M, Mikulíček P (2017) Taxonomic composition and ploidy level among European water frogs (Anura: Ranidae: Pelophylax) in eastern Hungary. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 55(2): 129-137.

Herczeg D, Vörös J, Végvári Zs, Kuzmin Y, Brooks DR (2016) Helminth Parasites of the Pelophylax esculentus complex (Anura: Ranidae) in Hortobágy National Park (Hungary). Comparative Parasitology 83(1): 36-48.

Brooks DR, Hoberg EP, Boeger WA, Gardner SL, Galbreath KE, Herczeg D, Mejía HH, Rácz SE, Tsogsaikhan A (2014) Finding Them Before They Find Us: Informatics, Parasites and Environments in Accelerating Climate Change. Comparative Parasitology 81(2): 155-164.

Herczeg D, Gallé R, Molnár N (2012) Effects of urbanization on the occurence of Anura assemblages in the city of Szeged (Hungary). Tiscia 39: 3-8.