Gábor Botfalvai

Earth Sciences

Gábor Botfalvai

Earth Sciences


Hungarian Natural History Museum Baross u 13, Budapest Hungary, H-1088 /e-mail:hungaros@gmail.com, web: www.magyardinoszaurusz.hu/

Current Research Interests

Vertebrate taphonomy
Trace element geochemistry of fossil bones


2009 MSc, Geology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary.


2018 – PhD (Eötvös Loránd University; Budapest); Sedimentological, taphonomical and palaeoecological investigations of the Late Cretaceous (Santonian) Iharkút vertebrate assemblage (Bakony Mts, Northwestern Hungary)


2017- Department of Palaeontology, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary
2017- Department of Palaeontology and Geology, Hungarian Natural History Museum
2016.09-12 MTA-MTM-ELTE Research Group for Palaeontology
2014-2015 MTA-ELTE “Lendület” Dinosaur Research Group, Budapest, Hungary
2012-2016 PhD student at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

Research grants and project leadership

Bolyai+ fellowship (ÚNKP-20-5)

National Research, Development and Innovation Fund of Hungary, post-doctoral found financed under the OTKA PD 131557 funding scheme

Bolyai+ fellowship (ÚNKP-19-4)

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Bolyai János Research Grant (2019-2022)

Paleontological Society, Sepkoski Grants 2018

ÚNKP-17-3 fellowship for PhD Candidants

Campus Hungary fellowship (2014)

Service in scientific bodies

2018-2021 – Hungarian Geological Society Palaeontology and Stratigraphy Section, direction member

2018 – 2021
Hungarian Geological Society General Geology Section, Secretary

Teaching experience

2020 –
Palaeontology methods (Eötvös Loránd University MSc Geology)

2019 –
Methods of collection and preparation (Eötvös Loránd University, BSc Geology)

2017 –
Paleoecology, Paleobiogeography, Biostratigrapy (Eötvös Loránd University, MSc Geology)

2016 – 2019
Paleoecology (Eötvös Loránd University, MSc Geology)

2013 – 2016
Measurements and observations (Eötvös Loránd University, BSc Geology)

Visits, field trips

2003-2019 Participating the yearly field campaign and work of the Hungarian Dinosaur Expedition in Iharkút.

2019 – 2020: Organising vertebrate palaeontological excavation in Romania (Haţeg-basin) (with the support of NKFIH)
2019. július 01-07: Participating vertebrate palaeontological excavation in Austria, to study Late Cretaceous Gosau layers. (with the support of OMAA)

2019: Research trip for the study of the eocene vertebrate material from Geiseltal locality in Halle; Martin Luther University (with the support of Volkswagen Stifung)

2018. október 07-20: Participating the international vertebrate palaeontological excavation in Brunei (with the support of Volkswagen Siftung)

2017: European research trip (Zürich, Lugano: Material from Monte San Giorgio; Stuttgart: Triassic Plateosaurus material and marine vertebrates; Angouleme: Cretaceous vertebrate material; Cuenca: Las Hoyas vertebrate material) (with the support of NKFIH)

2017: Research trip in Oradea (Romania) to study the Triassic vbertebrate collection

2016: Research trip in Montpellier, Cruzy; Teruel and Lisbon for the study of mesozoic vertebrate material and professional consultation (with the support of MTA-ELTE Lendület Program)

2015: Research trip in University of Bucuresti for the study of Tustea vertebrate material (with the support of Campus Hungary Foundation)

2014.: Research trip in University of Bucuresti for the study of Tustea reptilia material (with the support of Campus Hungary Foundation)