Postal address: Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary, Budapest HU-1143 Stefánia street 14.
Current Research Interests
Taxonomy, evolution, paleobiology, paleobiogeography and paleoecology of fossil squamates. Wider area of interest: Taxonomy, evolution, paleobiology, paleobiogeography and paleoecology of mesozoic vertebrates.
2007 – Biologist MSc (Eötvös University, Budapest), title of MSc thesis: „Study of the squamate fauna of the Upper Cretaceous Csehbánya Formation (Iharkút, Bakony Mts)” [in Hungarian].
Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Palaeontology and Geology
(financed by OTKA NF 84193)
assignment: assistant museologist (OTKA reseacher)
Research grants and project leadership
2011– Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA) Grant No. NF84193: ”A continental refugium in the Late Cretaceous western Tethyan archipelago: paleobiological and biogeographical study of the Iharkút vertebrate fauna and its comparison with other European faunas” (as participant, project leader: Attila Ősi)
2009–2010: French–Hungarian Cooperation Program (TéT): „Comparison of Late Cretaceous continental vertebrate faunas from southern France and western Hungary: implications for terrestrial palaeobiogeography in the Late Cretaceous Mediterraneum” (as participant, project leaders: Eric Buffetaut and Attila)Ősi
2006–2008: Argentinean–Hungarian Cooperation Program (TéT): “Dinosaurs and other vertebrates involved in the Laurasian-Gondwanan latest Cretaceous connection: An evaluation of the faunal change” (as participant, project leaders: Sebastián Apesteguía and András Galácz)
Service in scientific bodies and conference organization
2006 – participation in the organization of the 4th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, Budapest
Vertebrate paleontology special course for geologist students (2 lectures each year, Lepidosaurs, marine reptiles) (Eötvös University, Dept. of Paleontology)
Paleontology course for geologist students (2 lectures about vertebrates) (Eötvös University, Dept. of Paleontology)
Visits, field trips
2010, September: Field trip at the Spanish Chera locality and research trip in Valencia
2009, April: Research trip in Paris (France) for the study of the Tethysaurus and Halisaurus material at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.
2009, December: Research trip in Cruzy (France) for the study of the Late Cretaceous squamate material, and in Paris for the study of the osteological collection of recent squamates at the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle.
2008, February: Research trip to Argentina as part of the cooperation with Sebastián Apesteguía (Fundación de Historia Natural Félix de Azara, Buenos Aires), including a two week field trip in Patagonia (La Bonita, Rio Negro)
2007, May: Research trip in Cruzy and Esperaza (France) for the study of the local Late Cretaceous vertebrate material
2002, October: A two week research trip in France (Lyon, Esperaza) and Spain (Vitoria) for the study of the local Late Cretaceous vertebrate material
2012 – 10th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, (Teruel, Spain, June 2012): A new species of Bicuspidon (Squamata: Borioteiioidea) from the Late Cretaceous Iharkút locality (Santonian, Hungary)
2008 – 6th Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, (Spišska Nová Ves, Slovakia, June 2008): A new insight into the Late Cretaceous lizard fauna of Europe: the exceptionally preserved specimens from the Santonian of Hungary.
2013 – Dinosaurs and their allies from the Bakony Mts [in Hungarian] – public lecture at the 5th Bakonydraco Festival, Bakonybél
2012 – The Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition and the Dinosaurs of Hungary – presentation in The British International School, Budapest
2010 – The Hungarian Dinosaur Expeditions from 2000 until present [in Hungarian] – public lecture at the 4th Bakonydraco Festival, Németbánya
2008 – Small lizards and giant mosasaurs from the 85 million year old dinosaur locality in the Bakony [in Hungarian] – public lecture at the Veszprém Regional Committee of the X. Division of the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences.
2008 – The Late Cretaceous Iharkút Vertebrate Site and Other Fossil Localities of the Bakony – Balaton Uplands Area – presentation for the representatives of the „International Geographical Union, Commission on Geoparks” at the Directorate of the Balaton Uplands National Park, Csopak
2007 – Dinosaurs from the Bakony Mts [in Hungarian) – public lecture on the Open Day of the Faculty of Sciences, Eötvös University
2007 -The Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition [in Hungarian] – public lecture in the House of Culture in Kiskunhalas.
2007 – Small lizards and giant mosasaurs from the 85 million year old dinosaur locality in the Bakony [in Hungarian] – public lecture at the Hungarian Natural History Museum on the Day of Sciences.
2006 – Squamates from the Upper Cretaceous Csehbánya Formation (Iharkút, BakonyMts) [in Hungarian] – lecture in the Bolyai Special College of the Eötvös University.
2012 – Nature News, National Geographic News, Scientific American, New York Times, Reuters, Origo, Index, Klub Radio, MTI, MTA News, Blikk, etc.