István Maák

HU

 

 

Contact:

University of Szeged, Department of Ecology
H-6726 Szeged, Közép fasor 52.
Phone: +36 62 546-952
E-mail: bikmakk#at#gmail.com

 

Teaching:

2011-2015, 2019-2020 Laboratory of Zoology Systematics (24 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2013-2015 Field Course of Zoology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2011-2015, 2019-2020 Field Course of Ecology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2011-2016, 2020 Course of Myrmecology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2014 Course of Basic Ecology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (English)
2015, 2019 Course of Biomathematics and Biostatistics (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (English)
2015 Laboratory of Biomathematics and Biostatistics (12 hrs/year, master level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2015 Course of Evolutionary Biology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (English)
2015 Laboratory of Zootaxonomy (12 hrs/year, master level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2016, 2020 Course of Molecular Ecology and Evolution (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (English)
2016, 2020 Course of Ethology (12 hrs/year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2017 Course of Biomathematics and Biostatistics (12 hrs/year), Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland (English)
2019 Methods in Ecology and Evolution (24 hrs/ year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2019 Course of Basic Ecology (12 hrs/ year, bachelor level), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2019 Actual questions in nature and environmental conservation (12 hrs/ year, MSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2019 Course of Supra-individual Biology (12 hrs/ year, MSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2020 Course and Laboratory of Animal Ecology (48 hrs/ year, MSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2020 Course of Evolutionary biology and systematics (12 hrs/ year, BSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2020 Laboratory of Data management and analysis (12 hrs/ year, MSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)
2020 Course of Basic Hydrobiology (12 hrs/ year, BSc), University of Szeged, Hungary (Hungarian)

 

Research:

Community ecology of ants
Behavioural ecology of ants: social immunity, individual and colony personality,
cognition
Social parasitism and parasitism
Ecology of small mammals
Effects of climate change: ant assemblages of sinkholes and wood pastures, protected red wood ant species

 

Publications:

  • Módra G., Maák I., Lőrincz Á., Juhász O., Kiss P. J., Lőrinczi G. (2020): Protective behavior or ‘true’ tool use? Scrutinizing the tool use behavior of ants. Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6968. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Tóth E., Lenda M., Lőrinczi G., Kiss A., Juhász O., Czechowski W., Torma A. (2020): Behaviours indicating cannibalistic necrophagy in ants are modulated by the perception of pathogen infection level. Scientific Reports 10, 17906. [pdf]

  • Juhász O., Fürjes-Mikó A., Tenyér A., Somogyi A. Á., Joy Aguilon D., Kiss P. J., Bátori Z., Maák I. (2020): Consequences of climate change-induced habitat conversions on red wood ants in a Central European mountain: a case study. Animals 10, 1677. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Trigos-Peral G., Ślipiński P., Grześ I. M., Horváth G., Witek M. (2020): Habitat features and colony characteristics influencing ant personality and its fitness consequences. Behavioral Ecology, in press.

  • Maák I., Czekes Zs., Erős K., Pálfi Zs., Markó Bálint (2020): Living on the edge: changes in the foraging strategy of a territorial ant species occuring with a rival supercolony: a case study. Journal of Insect Behavior 33, 59-68. [pdf]

  • Juhász O., Bátori Z., Trigos-Peral G., Lőrinczi G., Módra G., Bóni I., Kiss P. J., Joy Aguilon D., Tenyér A., Maák I. (2020): Large- and small-scale environmental factors drive distributions of ant mound size across a latitudinal gradient. Insects 11(6), 350. [pdf]

  • Erős K., Maák I., Markó B., Babik H., Ślipiński P., Nicoară R., Czechowski W. (2020): Competitive pressure by territorials promotes utilization of unusual food source by subordinate ants in temperate European woodlands. Ethology, Ecology & Evolution 32, 457-465. [pdf]

  • Somogyi A. Á., Tartally A., Maák I., Barta Z. (2020): Colony size, nestmate density, and social history shapes colonial behavioural variation in Formica fusca. Ethology 126, 727-734. [pdf]

  • Kiss P. J., Tölgyesi Cs., Bóni I., Erdős L., Vojtkó A., Maák I. E., Bátori Z. (2020): The effects of intensive logging on the capacity of karst dolines to provide potential microrefugia for cool-adapted plants. Acta Geographica Slovenica 60(1), 37-48. [pdf]

  • Rutkowski T., Maák I., Vepsäläinen K., Trigos-Peral G. , Stephan W., Wojtaszyn G., Czechowski W. (2019): Ants trapped for years in an old bunker; survival by cannibalism and eventual escape. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 72, 177-184. [pdf, NewScientist review]

  • Czechowski W., Trigos-Peral G., Maák I., Vepsäläinen K. (2019): Alate gyne of the ant Dolichoderus quadripunctatus (L.) (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) follows foraging trail to aphids. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 71, 241-248. [pdf]

  • Bátori Z., Vojtkó A., Maák I. E., Lőrinczi G., Farkas T., Kántor N., Tanács E., Kiss P. J:, Juhász O., Módra G., Tölgyesi Cs., Erdős L., Aguilon D. J., Keppel G. (2019): Karst dolines provide diverse microhabitats for different functional groups in multiple phyla. Scientific Reports 9, 7176. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Camera J., Casacci L. P., Barbero F., Trigos-Peral G., Slipiński P., Bonelli S., Zaccagno M., Witek M. (2019): The influence of colony traits on the collective behaviour of Myrmica scabrinodis ants. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12, 481-491. [pdf]

  • Lőrinczi G., Módra G., Juhász O., Maák I. E. (2018): Which tools to use? Choice optimization in the tool-using ant, Aphaenogaster subterranea. Behavioral Ecology 29, 1444-1452. [pdf, blog]

  • Grześ I. M., Ślipiński P., Babik H., Moroń D., Walter B., Trigos-Peral G., Maák I. E., Witek M. (2018): Colony size and brood investment of Myrmica rubra ant colonies in habitats invaded by goldenrods. Insectes Sociaux 65, 275-280. [pdf]

  • Szilágyi M., Cseh V., Maák I. E. (2018): Erdei fülesbagoly (Asio otus) téli táplálékpreferenciája antropogén élőhelyeken. Acta Scientiarum Transylvanica – seria Biologia 23-24, 43-60. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Lőrinczi, G., Le Quinquis, P., Modra, G., Bovet, D., Call, J., d'Ettorre, P (2017): Tool selection during foraging in two species of funnel ants. Animal Behaviour 123, 207-216. [pdf, NewScientist review]

  • Bátori Z., Vojtkó A., Farkas T., Szabó A., Havadtői K., Vojtkó A. E., Tölgyesi Cs., Cseh Viktória, Erdős L., Maák I. E., Keppel G. (2017): Large- and small-scale environmental factors drive distributions of cool-adapted plants in karstic microrefugia. Annals of Botany 119, 301-309. [pdf]

  • Somogyi A. Á., Lőrinczi G., Kovács J., Maák I. E. (2017): Structure of ant assemblages in planted poplar (Populus alba) forests and the effect of the common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 63, 443-457. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Torma A., Kovács J., Somogyi A. Á., Lőrinczi G. (2016): Threat, signal or waste? Meaning of corpses in two dulotic ant species. Journal of Insect Behavior 29, 432-448. [pdf]

  • Trigos-Peral G., Markó B., Babik H., Tăuşan I., Maák I., Pálfi Zs., Ślipiński P., Czekes Zs., Czechowski W. (2016): Differential impact of two dominant Formica ant species (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) on subordinates in temperate Europe. Journal of Hymenoptera Research 50: 97-116. [pdf]

  • Gallé R., Torma A., Maák I. (2016): The effect of forest age and habitat structure on the ground-dwelling ant assemblages of lowland poplar plantations. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 18, 151-156. [pdf]

  • Gallé R., Erdélyi N., Szpisjak N., Tülgyesi Cs., Maák I. (2015): The effect of the invasive Asclepias syriaca on the ground-dwelling arthropod fauna. Biologia (Bratislava) 70, 104-112. [pdf]

  • Bátori Z., Farkas T., Vojtkó A. E., Maák I., Vojtkó A. (2014): Veszélyeztetett növényfajok Magyarország erdős és gyepes töbreinek lejtői mentén. Kanitzia 21, 53-62. [pdf]

  • Gallé L., Kanizsai O., Maák I., Lőrinczi G. (2014): Close nesting association of two ant species in artificial shelters: Results from a long-term experiment. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60, 359-370. [pdf]

  • Gallé R., Maák I., Szpisjak N. (2014): The effects of habitat parameters and forest age on the ground-dwelling spiders of lowland poplar forests (Hungary). Journal of Insect Conservation 18, 791-799. [pdf]

  • Kanizsai O., Maák I., Lőrinczi G. (2014): The effect of laboratory colony condition on the trophallactic interactions of Camponotus vagus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60, 247-256. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Szántó A., Lőrinczi G. (2014): Waste management in the polymorphic ant Camponotus aethiops (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Scientiarum Transylvanica – seria Biologia 21, 53-65. [pdf]

  • Maák I., Markó B., Erős K., Babik H., Ślipiński P., Czechowski W. (2014): Cues or meaningless objects? Differential responses of the ant Formica cinerea to corpses of competitors and enslavers. Animal Behavior 91, 53-59. [pdf]

  • Gallé R., Maák I., Szpisjak N. (2014): The effects of habitat parameters and forest age on the ground dwelling spiders of lowland poplar forests (Hungary). Journal of Insect Conservation 18, 791-799. [pdf]

  • Gallé L., Kanizsai O., Maák I., Lőrinczi G. (2014): Close nesting association of two ant species in artificial shelters: Results from a long-term experiment. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(4), 359-370. [pdf]
  • Kanizsai O., Maák I., Lőrinczi G. (2014): The effect of laboratory colony condition on the trophallactic interactions of Camponotus vagus (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 60(3), 247-256. [pdf]
  • Maák I., Markó B., Erős K., Babik H., Slipiñski P., Czechowski W. (2014): Cues or meaningless objects? Differential responses of the ant Formica cinerea to corpses of competitors and enslavers. Animal Behavior 91, 53-59. [pdf]
  • Maák I., Szántó A., Lőrinczi G. (2013): Waste management in the polymorphic ant Camponotus aethiops (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Acta Scientiarum Transylvanica 21(1), 53-65.
  • Gallé R., Lőrinczi G., Szpisjak N., Maák I., Torma A. (2012): Data on the arthropod (Araneae, Formicidae, Heteroptera) fauna of floodplain forests at the lower reach of the river Maros/Mures. In: Körmöczi, L. (ed.): Landscape-scale connections between the land use, habitat quality and ecosystem goods and services in the Mures/Maros valley. Tiscia Monograph Series 10, 45-66. [pdf]
  • Maák I., Szőke Zs., Erős K., Czekes Zs., Markó B. (2011): Territorial debates between Formica pratensis Retz.and the supercolonial F. exsecta Nyl.: conflict or competition? Entomologica Romanica 16, 7 p. [pdf]
  • Erős K., Csata E., Gál Cs., Czekes Zs., Szász-Len A.-M., Szőke Zs., Maák I., Markó B. (2011): Hangya-levéltetű-gazdanövény kapcsolatok egy egyedi szuperkoloniális rendszerben a vaslábi Fenékláp határában. In: Markó B., Sárkány-Kiss E. (eds.): A Gyergyói-medence: egy mozaikos táj természeti értékei. Presa Universitară Clujeană, Cluj-Napoca, pp. 131-148.
  • Maák I. (2005): Gyógynövények a Bekecsalján. Tájökológiai Lapok 3, p. 368.

  Last modified: 04/11/2020