Last updated: 2008. dec. 2.

Curriculum vitae


I. Personal details

Born: September 3, 1973, Carei, Satu-Mare county, Romania
Home address: 400554 Cluj-Napoca, Scărişoara str. 6/18., Romania
Employment: Associate professor, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Faculty of Technical Science, Department of Horticultural Sciences (Târgu Mureş, Romania)
Work-address: RO-540053, Târgu Mureş, Sighişoara str. 1/C, Romania.
Marital status: married
Work telephone and fax: +40-742-008999, +40-265-206211
Private telephone: +40-740-562240
E-mail: adalbert.balog@gmail.com
Webpage: http://ada-astra.ro/balogadalbert

II. Studies

1988–1991: high-school, Carei, mathematics-physics (Carei, Romania)
1993–1997: B.Sc. in Biology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology, Specialization, Biology (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
1997–1998: M.Sc. in Biocenology, Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Biology and Geology (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
1999–2003: Ph.D., Corvinus University, Budapest, Department of Entomology. The Ph.D.-thesis was defended in October 2003, Summa Cum laude. The title of the thesis: The effects of ecological disturbances on staphylinid fauna (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in orchards. Scientific supervisor: dr. Viktor Markó.

III. Scientific carrier

2002: Research assistant, East Malling Research, Entomology Department, Kent, UK (Supervisor: dr. Jerry Cross).
2002–2003: Postdoctoral researcher, Sapientia Foundation, Cluj-Napoca (Romania).
2004–2008:
lecturer, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Technical Science, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania (Târgu-Mureş, Romania).
2008– ... : Associate professor, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Faculty of Technical Science, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania (Târgu-Mureş, Romania).

IV. Research domain: faunistics and ecology of rove beetles (Staphylinidae)

V. Scientific activity

2004: coordinator of the ‘Predaceous beetles in differently managed apple and pear orchards’ research project financed by Sapientia Foundation’s Research Institute (80/18.05.2004) (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
2004–2005: member of the ‘Conserving the oligothroph meadows flora and fauna in Eastern Transilvania, Romania’ research project financed by Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation (142/07/2004), project coordinator: dr. István Urák.
2004–2005: member of the ‘Macro-ecological modelling’ research project financed by Sapientia Foundation’s Research Institute (14/2004-2005), project coordinator: dr. Zoltán Néda.
2005–2006: coordinator of the ‘Conserving the flora and fauna of Balea Lake region – Transylvania-Romania’ research project financed by Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation (56/07/2005).
2005–2006: member of the ‘Macro-ecological model studies’ research project financed by Sapientia Foundation’s Research Institute (14/2004-2005), project coordinator: dr. Zoltán Néda.
2007: coordinator of the ‘Optimality modelling of behavioural ecology of the parasitoid rove beetles Aleochara bilineta and A. bipustulata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) in Hungarian agricultural fields’ research project financed by European Science Foundation in the frame of Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids - from theoretical approaches to field applications (BEPAR) (2007/1663).
2008: coordinator of the ‘Behavioural response of the parasitoid rove beetles Aleochara bilineata and A. bipustulata (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae, Aleocharinae) associated with seedcorn maggot (Delia platura) odours in genetically modified field corn (Zea mays)’ research project financed by European Science Foundation in the frame of Behavioural Ecology of Insect Parasitoids - from theoretical approaches to field applications (BEPAR) (2008/1881).

VI. Teaching activity at the Sapientia - Hungarian University of Transylvania, Technical Science Faculty, Department of Horticulture Sciences:

  • Entomology I. course and lab course (B.Sc., compulsory, 3st semester)
  • Entomology II. course and lab course (B.Sc., compulsory, 4nd semester)
  • General Ecology course and lab course (B.Sc., compulsory, 4th semester)
  • Integrated Pest Management course and lab course (B.Sc., compulsory, 5th semester)
  • Quarantine Pests course (B.Sc., facultative, 5th semester)
  • Research Methodology seminar (B.Sc., compulsory, 8th semester)

VII. Scientific honours:

  • 2004–2007: ‘Bolyai János’ research fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  • 2008: Scientific Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for outstanding research activity.

VIII. Membership (Professional Societies):

Societies

  • Romanian Lepidopterological Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
  • Transylvanian Museum Society (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
  • Hungarian Entomological Society (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Member in public body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest, Hungary)

Journals:

  • Referee board – Ecological Entomology (UK)
  • Associate editor – North-Western Journal of Zoology (Oradea, Romania).

IX. Language skills:

  • Hungarian – mother tongue
  • Romanian – fluent
  • English – fluent