IAE Department of Tisza Research
boda.pal [at] ecolres.hu
+36 52 509200/11270
Brief description of the main scopes: 

Hydrobiological survey of the Tisza River Basin
Faunistical and ecological investigation emphasized the dispersal of the aquatic macroinvertebrates
Ecological assessment process (EU Intercalibration process, participant)
Water Framework Directive (River Basin Management Plans of Hungary named Kvassay Jenő Plan, participant)
Autoecology of aquatic and semiaquatic Heteroptera
Alien species distribution

Awards and scholarships

  • 2003: Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2003: Conference participation of young students (ÉKKÖ, Debrecen)
  • 2003: Conference on the Hungarian Undergraduate Research (2003, 2005), oral presentation (in Hungarian). Second prize
  • 2004: Pro Renovanda Cultura Hungariae „Students for Science” Technical Foundation
  • 2004: Summer professional Scholarship, University of Debrecen.
  • 2005: Best poster presentation of young researchers, voting, Hydrobiological Days, 05-07. October 2005.
  • 2005: Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2005-2008: Ph.D sholarship, University of Debrecen, Ph.D School of Pál Juhász-Nagy
  • 2006: Öveges József Scholarship for SIL Conference participation
  • 2008: Appreciation of professional work, Scholarship of University, University of Debrecen.
  • 2012: Best presentation of young researchers, voting, Hydrobiological Days, 03-05. October 2012.
  • 2015: Youth academic award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Main profile in keywords: 
hidrobiology, aquatic macroinvertebrates, community ecology, environmental monitoring and assessment, metacommunity processes, dispersal based studies
Selected publications:


Boda P, Csabai Z. (2013): When do beetles and bugs fly? A unified scheme for describing seasonal flight behaviour of highly dispersing primary aquatic insects. Hydrobiologia 703: pp. 103–147.



Boda P, Csabai Z. (2009): Diel and seasonal dispersal activity patterns of aquatic Coleoptera and Heteroptera. Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung für Limnologie 30(8): pp. 1271–1274.
Boda P, Csabai Z. (2009): Seasonal and diel dispersal activity characteristics of Sigara lateralis (Leach, 1817) (Heteroptera: Corixidae) with special emphasis of the possible environmental factors and breeding state. Aquatic Insects 31(4): pp. 301–314.


Kriska Gy, Csabai Z, Boda P, Malik P, Horváth G. (2006): Why do red and dark–coloured cars lure aquatic insects? The attraction of water insects to car paintwork explained by reflection–polarization signals. Proceedings B of the Royal Society 273: pp. 1667–1671.