Ernő Vincze

Biography:Ernő Vincze

2011-present: PhD student / Associate researcher, University of Pannonia

2015-2016: Guest researcher, Ludwig Maximilians University München

2005-2010: Undergraduate student (Biology), Eötvös Loránd University

Contact:

Department of Limnology, University of Pannonia
Pf. 158, H-8201, Veszprém, Hungary
Tel.: +36 88 624214
Fax: +36 88 624747
E-mail: erno.vincze[at]gmail.com; ernovincze[at]almos.uni-pannon.hu

Research:

PhD project: My project at the Ornithology Research Group is focusing on urbanization’s effects on anti-predator behavior in birds. As urban habitats are characterized by a higher level of human disturbance and a different composition of predator fauna compared to natural habitats, we may expect that the behavioral responses to humans and natural predators also differ between urban and non-urban birds. I investigated flight initiation distances from humans, habituation to disturbance in captivity, differential responses to individual humans, and feeding rates in presence of a human or a natural predator, in two urbanized bird species, the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) and the Great Tit (Parus major).

MSc project: In 2009 and 2010 I did research for my Master thesis at the ELTE Biological Research Station, Göd, Hungary, in a research group studying mate choice and parental cooperation in Zebra Finches (Taenopygia guttata). I investigated whether female mate choice is related to individual differences in object neophobia.

Other projects: In 2015 and 2016, I worked as a guest researcher at the Ludwig Maximilians University München. My project was a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on urbanization’s effects on the predation of natural and artificial bird nests. Furthermore, in 2011, I did field assistant work in the Netherlands (University of Groningen) on Ruffs (Philomachus pugnax), as well as in Australia (Macquerie University) on Chestnut-crowned Babblers (Pomatostomus ruficeps).

Publications:

Papers:

Vincze, E., Seress,G., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., Dingemanse N. J. &  Sprau, P. 2017. Does urbanization affect predation of bird nests? A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00029

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Vincze, E., Liker, A. & Bókony, V., 2017. Problem-solving performance and reproductive success of great tits in urban and forest habitats. Animal Cognition 20: 53-63.

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Bálint Preiszner, Gábor Seress, Veronika Bókony & András Liker, A., 2016. Habituation to human disturbance is faster in urban than rural house sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 27: 1304-1313.

Crane, J.M.S., Pick, J.L., Tribe, A.J., Vincze, E., Hatchwell, B.J. & Russell, A.F. 2015. Chestnut-crowned babblers show affinity for calls of removed group members: a dual playback without expectancy violation.
Animal Behaviour 104: 51-57.

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2015. Does innovation success influence social interactions? An experimental test in house sparrows. Ethology 121: 661-673.

Papp, S., Vincze, E., Preiszner, B., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2015. A comparison of problem-solving success between urban and rural house sparrows.
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 471-480.

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2015.
Does urbanization facilitate individual recognition of humans by house sparrows?
Animal Cognition 18: 291-298

Pogány, Á., Szurovecz, Z., Vincze, E., Barta, Z. & Székely, T., 2014. Mate preference does not influence reproductive motivation and parental cooperation in female zebra finches.
Behaviour 151: 1885–1901

Pogány, Á., Heszberger, J., Szurovecz, Z., Vincze, E. & Székely, T., 2014. An infrared motion detector system for lossless real-time monitoring of animal preference tests. Acta Biologica Hungarica 65:385-395

Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á.Z., Vágási, I.Cs., Pătraş, L., Pap, P.L., Németh, J., Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G. & Liker, A., 2014. Necessity or capacity? Physiological state predicts problem-solving performance in house sparrows. Behavioral Ecology 25: 124-135.

Conference talks:

Vincze, E., 2017. Habituation: Stress tolerance through individual plasticity. Symposium “Human-induced landscape of fear: how much is too much?”, Swedish Oikos Meeting 2017, Lund, Sweden

Vincze, E., Seress, G., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., Dingemanse, N., Sprau, P., 2016. Effects of urbanization on predation pressure differs between natural and artificial bird nests – results of a meta-analysis (in Hungarian). 18th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Debrecen, Hungary

Seress, G., Vincze, E., Hammer, T., Papp, S, Pipoly, I., Preiszner, B., Liker, A. 2015. Effects of capture on the behavior and breeding success of birds in differently urbanized habitats (in Hungarian). 17th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Dobogókő, Hungary

Bókony, V., Lendvai, Á. Z., Vágási, Cs. I., Seress, G., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Vincze, E., Liker, A. 2015. Measuring urbanization and its effects on avian physiology: pitfalls and approaches. Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union, Badajoz, Spain

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Vincze, E., Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2015. Urbanization, problem-solving and reproductive success in Great Tits Parus major. Conference of the European Ornithologists’ Union, Badajoz, Spain

Németh, B., Vincze, E., Pipoly, I., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Hammer, T., Liker, A., Bókony, V., 2015: Great Tits’ behaviour under predation risk in relation with urbanization, (in Hungarian) X. Hungarian Ecologists’ Conference, Veszprém, Hungary

Papp, S., Vejnovic, A., Hammer, T., Vincze, E., Preiszner, B., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Bókony, V., Liker, A., 2015: Risk-taking behaviour of urban and forest-dwelling Great Tits, (in Hungarian) X. Hungarian Ecologists’ Conference, Veszprém, Hungary

Vincze, E., Pipoly, I., Hammer, T., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Németh, B., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2014. Behavioural responses to humans and predators by urban and rural passerines. (in Hungarian) 16th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Tihany, Hungary

Pipoly, I., Hammer, T., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Szabó, K., Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2014. The frequency of extra-pair youngs in urban and rural Great Tit (Parus major) populations. (in Hungarian) 16th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Tihany, Hungary

Papp, S., Hammer, T., Vincze, E., Preiszner, B., Pipoly, I., Seress, G., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2014. Effects of urbanization on neophobia and problem-solving success in house and tree sparrows. (in Hungarian) 16th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Tihany, Hungary

Seress, G., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Preiszner, B., Vincze, E., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2014. Size matters: effects of habitat urbanization on nestling provisioning of two sparrow species. (in Hungarian) 16th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Tihany, Hungary

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2014. Flight initiation distance and habituation to humans in urban and rural house sparrows. “Spring Wind” Conference 2014, Debrecen, Hungary

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2014. Flight initiation distance and habituation to humans in urban and rural house sparrows. VII. European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Liker, A. & Bókony, V. 2013. Comparing Flight Initiation Distance and Habituation to Humans between Urban and Rural Birds (in Hungarian). 15th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Budapest, Hungary

Bókony, V., Lendvai Á.Z., Vágási, I.Cs., Patras, L., Pap, P.L., Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Seress, G. & Liker, A. 2013. Necessity or capacity? Physiological state predicts problem-solving performance in house sparrows. Behaviour 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2013. Behavioural responses to humans in house sparrows: repeatability, individual recognition and urbanization. (in Hungarian) 3. Congress of Ornithology in Győr-Moson-Sopron, Kapuvár, Hungary

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2013. Behavioural responses to humans in house sparrows: repeatability, individual recognition and urbanization. Science for Sustainability, Győr, Hungary

Pogány, Á., Vincze, E., Szurovecz, Z., Kosztolányi, A., Riebel, K., Barta, Z., Székely, T. 2012. Assortative mate choice for boldness in zebra finches. 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Lund, Sweden

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2012. Behavioural responses to humans in house sparrows: repeatability, individual recognition and urbanization 14th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Kolozsvár, Romania

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2012. Learning in a probem-solving task is related to urbanization and other individual traits in house sparrows. (in Hungarian) 9th Congress of Hungarian Ecologists, Keszthely, Hungary

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2012. Learning in a probem-solving task is related to urbanization and other individual traits in house sparrows. (in Hungarian)1st Conference of Doctoral Schools of Environmental Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Vincze, E., Bókony, V. & Liker, A. 2012 Learning in a problem-solving task is related to body condition and risk taking in house sparrows. ASAB Interdisciplinary Workshop 2012: Physical Cognition & Problem Solving, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Vincze, E., Pogány, Á., Szurovecz, Z., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., Székely, T., 2011. Sexual selection of a personality trait: Assortative mate choice for boldness in zebra finches (in Hungarian), 13th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Debrecen, Hungary

Pogány, Á., Enyedi, R., Szurovecz, Z., Vincze, E., Székely, T., 2010. Zebrapintyek szaporodási hajlama és szülői együttműködése a pár preferáltságának függvényében. A Magyar Etológiai Társaság XII. kongresszusa, Veszprém, Hungary

 

Conference posters:

Vincze, E., Seress, G., Lagisz, M., Nakagawa, S., Dingemanse, N., Sprau, P., 2017. Effects of urbanization on predation pressure on natural and artificial bird nests – results of a meta-analysis. Swedish Oikos Meeting 2017, Lund, Sweden

Sinkovics, C., Seress, G., Hammer, T., Pipoly, I., Papp, S., Preiszner, B., Vincze, E., Liker, A., 2016. Differences in composition and biomass of nestlings’ food between urban and forest great tits. Student Conference on Conservation Science, Tihany, Hungary

Vincze, E., Sprau, P., Nakagawa, S., Seress, G., Dingemanse, N., 2015. Effects of urbanization on predation and anti-predator behaviour. 17th Congress of the Hungarian Ethological Society, Dobogókő, Hungary

Seress, G., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Preiszner, B., Vincze, E., Bókony, V., Liker, A. 2014. Size matters: effects of habitat urbanization on nestling provisioning in two sparrow species. 7th European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Hammer, T., Papp, S., Pipoly, I., Preiszner, B., Seress, G., Vincze, E., Liker, A., Bókony, V. 2014. Effects of habitat urbanization on the breeding success of Great Tits (Parus major) 7th European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Vincze, E., Papp, S., Preiszner, B.,Seress G., Liker A. & Bókony V. 2013. Recognition of individual humans differs between urban and rural house sparrows. Behaviour 2013, Newcastle, United Kingdom

Preiszner, B., Papp, S., Vincze E., Seress G., Bókony V. & Liker A. 2013. Is Social Status Influenced by Individual Problem-Solving Success in House Sparrows (Passer domesticus)? 14th Congress of The European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Lisbon, Portugal

Papp, S., Vincze E., Preiszner, B.,Seress G., Liker A. & Bókony V. 2013. Problem solving success in urban and rural house sparrows Passer domesticus. 9th Confer

ence of the European Ornithologists’ Union, Norwich, United Kingdom

Vincze, E., Pogány, Á., Szurovecz, Z., Kosztolányi, A., Barta, Z., Székely, T., 2011. Sexual selection of a personality trait: Assortative mate choice for boldness in zebra

finches; ASAB Winter Meeting 2011, Zoological Society of London, London, United Kingdom

Pogány, Á., Enyedi, R., Szurovecz, Z., Vincze, E., Székely, T., 2010. Parental coo

peration in zebra finches: Do females behave differently with preferred versus non-preferred mates? 25th International Ornithological Congress, Campos do Jordao, Brazil

Vincze, E., Enyedi, R., Szurovecz,, Z., Pogány, Á., 2010. Sexual selection, p

arental cooperation and avian personalities: mate choice and parental care in zebra finches in light of boldness. 6th Ecology and Behaviour Meeting, Tours, France

Enyedi, R., Szurovecz,, Z., Vincze, E., Pogány, Á., Székely, T. 2010. Social effects on parental cooperation in zebra finches. 6th Ecology and Behaviour Meeting, Tours, France

Enyedi, R., Szurovecz,, Z., Vincze, E., Pogány, Á., Székely, T. 2010. Social effects on parental cooperation in zebra finches. INCORE 2010 Conference, Budapest, Hungary