Current Research Interests
- Mesozoic amphibians, mainly from locality Iharkút (Bakony Mountains, Hungary) taxonomy, evolution, palaeobiogeography
- Taxonomy and paleoecology of pleistocene herpetofauna from Somssich Hill 2 (Villány Mountains, Hungary)
2008 – MSc (Eötvös University, Budapest), geologist
1985 – car mechanic (110. Industrial Vocational School, Nyíregyháza)
2013 – PhD (Eötvös University, Budapest); Title of doctoral thesis: Essay of the iharkutian Late Cretaceous amphibian fauna from taxonomical, functional anatomical, palaeoecological and palaeobiogeographical aspects [In Hungarian].
2013 – Hungarian Natural History Museum, Department of Paleontology and Geology
2012 – 2013 MTA-MTM-ELTE Research Group for Paleontology
2012 Eötvös University, Department of Paleontology (Grant: TÁMOP 4.2.2)
2011 – 2012 HAS-HNHM Paleontological Research Group, research assistant
1996–2003 Szepesi Building Ltd., Tiszalök, glazier
1989–1995 Tiszalök, farmer
1985–1989 State Farm of Tiszalök, car mechanic
Research grants and project leadership
2011 – 2015 (participant)
OTKA NF 84193 (“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”)
2013 – 2016 (participant)
OTKA K 104506 (“Taxonomy, tafonomical, paleoecological and stratigraphic analysis, the most significant middle Pleistocene terrestrial deposits in Hungary (Somssich Hill 2, Villány”)
Honors and Awards
2008. – 11th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium, „The Best Student Oral Presentation” I. prize
2008. – Introductory lecture of Eötvös-Day, Eötvös University
2008. – XXXIXth Conference of Young Earth Sciences – Oral Presentation Category III. prize
2007. – Geologist Student Conference of Eötvös University, Budapest – I. prize
2006. – Geologist Student Conference of Eötvös University, Budapest – II. prize
2006. – 9. Hungarian Paleontological Symposium, „The Best Student Poster” I. prize
2012-National Development Agency, TÁMOP 4.2.2, grant
2011-Regular Academic Scholarship of Student Self-Government of Eötvös University
2010-Grant of the Hantken Miksa Foundation for study of amphibians of the Late Cretaceous (Campanian-Maastrichtian) localities of Spain (Chera and La Solana) and to compare with iharkutian lissamphibian fauna
2007-2008 Single and Regular Academic Scholarship of Student Self-Government of Eötvös University
Service in scientific bodies and conference organization
2006 – Hungarian Geological Society, Paleontology and Geology Section, member
2006 – European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists, member
2012 –Mammalia (geologist, MSc, Eötvös University)
2010 –Applied palaeoecology (Diatoms) (environmental science, BSc, Eötvös University)
2009 –The funds of applied micropaleontology (Diatoms) (geophysicist, MSc, Eötvös University)
2008 –Vertebrate Paleontology (Amphibians) (geologist, biologist BSc, Eötvös University)
2008 –Vertebrate Paleontology Practice (geologist, BSc, Eötvös University)
2012 – 15th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (May 2012, Uzsa): The first eggshells from the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) Csehbánya Formation (Iharkút, Bakony Mountains.
2012 – Day of paleontology, in honor professor emeritus Miklós Monostori and presentation of new paleontological research units (February 2012, Budapest): From frogs to mammoths.
2011 -. 14th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (June 2011, Szeged): Caudate amphibians (Allocaudata, Albanerpetontidae) from the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) Csehbánya Formation (Iharkút, Bakony).
2010 – 13th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (June 2010, Csákvár): Hungarobatrachus szukacsi and other frog remains from the Upper Cretaceous vertebrate locality of Iharkút.
2009 – 12th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (May 2009, Sopron): Iharkút like an Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) microvertebrate locality (Csehbánya Formation, Bakony Mountains).
2008 – 11th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (May 2008, Szögliget): Miocene green toad from the Collection of Natural History Museum of Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science.
2008. – Introductory lecture of Eötvös-Day, Eötvös University (May 2008 Budapest): Miocene green toad from the Collection of Natural History Museum of Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Science.
2007 – 10th Hungarian Paleontological Symposium (May 2007, Budapest) Late Cretaceous amphibians from the Csehbánya Formation (Iharkút, Bakony)
2009 – 2012 September Researchers’ Night events, Department of Paleontology, Eötvös University, Budapest
2010 – February Hír TV, interview
2010 – October-November Explorer Magazin, interview